Mr. Nandhivarman and Ms. Golda from APSCC, were recognized for their outstanding performance in their research and promotion of best practices in organic farming and food security among schools and higher educational institutions, and awarded with the “Outstanding Scientist Award” at the 3rd  International Conference on Agriculture, Horticulture & Plant Sciences (ICAHPS), convened by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) – Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) and organized by the Academic Research Journals (India), at New Delhi, June – 2016.

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) metaphor into a new set of Sustainable development Goals (SDGs), by making the year 2016 as an important year for the future of agriculture and sustainable development. More than any other sector, agriculture is the common thread which holds the 17 SDG’s together while shaping the next 15 years of policies, programs, and funding. In view of this Govt. of India and regional Govt. is making various steps to integrate public and agriculture, in a Holistic (people-centred and planet-sensitive), Measurable (to drive action and track progress) and Universal (for both developed and developing countries)

Two of the researchers from the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Pondicherry University, were recognized for their outstanding performance not only in practicing but also for promoting agriculture among schools and higher educational institutions of the Puducherry region, and awarded with the “Outstanding Scientist Award” at 3rd  International Conference on Agriculture, Horticulture & Plant Sciences (ICAHPS), convened by Dr. K. K. Pramanick, ICAR – IARI and organized by Shri. Vijay Jha,  Academic Research Journals (India), at New Delhi, June – 2016.

The awardee Ms. Golda said, promoting/investing in the agricultural sector not only address hunger and malnutrition but also other environmental challenges including water and energy use; climate change; and unsustainable production and consumption. To achieve in this context, we must together, mobilize scientific technologies as a social movements to address these pressing challenges with an integrated approach, more importantly by involving students from schools and higher educational institutions, together.

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