ISTRC 14th Symposium to be held in India in November 2006

It has been confirmed that the 14th ISTRC Symposium will be held at the Central Tuber Crops Research Institute in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. The Symposium will be held in collaboration with the Central Tuber Crops Research Institute and the Indian Society of Root Crops. The 1st Announcement is available as a downloadable PDF file (see below).

Dates: 20-26 November 2006.


Roots and Tubers for Sustainable Development: Issues and Strategies

For more information contact:

Dr. S. Edison
Director, CTCRI & Convenor, 14 th ISTRC Symposium
Central Tuber Crops Research Institute
Sreekariyam, Thiruvananthapuram 695 017, Kerala, India
Tel: 0091- 471 - 2598551; Fax: 0091 - 471 - 2590063
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President of the Society, Professor Andrew Westby, said "We are delighted that India has agreed to host the next triennial symposium of the Society. India's record in root crops research is exceptional. Tropical root crops make a significant contribution to income generation, sustainable development and household food security in many developing countries. Research and development initiatives have an important role to play in the contribution that these commodities can make to poverty reduction and hence achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. The symposium will provide an important opportunity to bring together international experts to review progress and develop strategies to ensure that the potential of these crops can be built upon. I am sure that this will be both an an exceptional and useful symposium".


Symposium 1st Announcement