SYMSAC X-2020

THE EVENT


Spices and aromatic herbs have been used since antiquity as preservatives, colorants, and flavor enhancers. Spices are key dietary ingredients used in cuisines across the world.They have long been the basis of traditional medicine in many countries, have also been the subject of study, particularly by the chemical, pharmaceutical, and food industries, because of their potential use for improving health and wellness.

Global spice trade has been continuously increasing in the previous three decades, both in terms of volume and value. Though the definition of spice trade offers scope diverse interpretations, the global spice trade is estimated to be more than 50 billion USD at present. This includes spices and the spice extracts like spice oils and oleoresins, which are finding ever increasing applications across pharmaceutical and wellness industry. The current global spice market is characterised by highly concentrated nature of supply and diversified demand.


Upcoming Event - SYMSAC X 2020

The International Symposium on Spices as Flavors, Fragrances & Functional Foodswill bring together the world’s leading spices scientists and other stakeholders for a one-of-a-kind program that will set the stage for true innovations in this sector.

The symposium will be held during 06-09 May 2020. The latest developments in the field, either basic or applied, will be presented and discussed at the symposium. Each technical session will have lead papers (invited) and contributory papers (oral and poster).

Language : The proceedings of the symposium would be in English and translation facilities will not be available.

IMPORTANT DATES
Process Opens Closes
Registration 15 October 2019 31 March 2020
Abstract submission 15 October 2019 10 March 2020
Abstract acceptance notification 11 March 2020 -
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Indian Society for Spices: ISS

The Indian Society for Spices (ISS) was founded in 1991 for the advancement of research and development in spices, aromatic and related crops. The activities of the society are strictly in accordance with the provisions of the Societies Registration Act 1860.The society aims at providing a forum for research workers on these crops for exchange of ideas and as a catalytic link between research and development organizations and the industry. The society organizes symposia, conferences and seminars in collaboration with other organizations on aspects relevant to spices and aromatic crops.


Programme Schedule


# Session Time
01 Registration 09:00 h to 10.00 h
02 Inaugural Programme 10:00 h to 11.30 h
03 Technical Session : Spices - Global production and trade scenario 12.00 h to 16.00 h
Lead lectures
Oral presentations
Poster presentations
04 Concurrent Session 14.00 h to 16.30 h
H S Mehta memorial best oral presentation contest
Best PhD thesis award presentation
Western Ghats kokum foundation endowment lecture
05 Technical Session: Spices – Chemistry and functional foods 16.30 to 20.30 h
Lead lectures
Oral presentations
Poster presentations
# Session Time
01 Technical session: Spices – Processing and value addition 09.00 to 13.00 h
Lead lectures
Oral presentations
Poster presentations
02 Technical Session: Spices - Environment and food safety 14.00 to 18.30 h
Lead lectures
Oral presentations
Poster presentations
03 General body meeting of Indian Society for Spices 19.00 h to 19.30 h
03 Cultural Programme 19.30 h to 20.30 h
# Session Time
01 Technical session: Spices - Cutting edge technologies for plant health 9.00 h to 13.00 h
Lead lectures
Oral presentations
Poster presentations
02 Plenary Session 14.00 h to 15.00 h
# Session Time Venue
01 Workshops 09:00 h to 16.00 h
Workshop on Avenues for start up ventrures in spices ICAR-CMFRI, Kochi
Workshop on Assessment of qulaity and safety in spices Spices Board, Kochi
Workshop on Diagnosis and detection of pathogens ICAR-CMFRI, Kochi
02 Symposium Tour 09.00 h to 17.00 h
Sessions
  • Session I : Spices - Global production and trade scenario
  • Session II : Spices –Chemistry and functional foods
  • Session III : Spices – Processing and value addition
  • Session IV : Spices - Environment and food safety
  • Session V : Spices - Cutting edge technologies for plant health
Satellite workshops

Participants of the SYMSAC 2020 symposium are eligible to register for the satellite workshops taking place on 6th May 2020 by additional registration fee of Rs. 1000/-. Since the workshops are taking place in parallel only one workshop can be chosen.

  • Workshop I : Avenue for startup ventures in spices
  • Workshop II : Assessment of quality and safety in spices
  • Workshop III : Diagnostics and plant pathogen detection cloud_download

PREVIOUS EVENTS


The Ninth National symposium on Spices and Aromatic Crops (SYMSAC – IX) jointly organized by Indian Society for Spices (ISS), Kozhikode and School of Agricultural Sciences and Rural Development (SASRD), Nagaland University, Medziphema, Nagaland with the theme “Spices for Doubling Farmers Income” was held during 15-17 March 2018 at SASRD, Nagaland University, Medziphema Campus, Nagaland.

The symposium was inaugurated by Shri. Padmanaba Balakrishna Achariya, Hon’ble Governor of Nagaland. Prof. Pardeshi Lal, Vice-Chancellor, Nagaland University was the Guest of Honour. During the symposium, Dr. S.P. Ghosh, Former DDG (Hort.), ICAR, New Delhi, Prof. T. Lanusosang, Pro-Vice Chancellor, NU, SASRD, Medziphema, Dr. V.A. Parthasarathy, Former Director, ICAR-IISR, Kozhikode, Dr. K. Nirmal Babu, Director and Project Coordinator (Spices), ICAR-IISR, Kozhikode, Dr. M. Anandaraj, Former Director, ICAR-IISR, Kozhikode and Prof. V.B. Singh, President, HSNEI, Medziphema, Nagaland were felicitated. On the occasion, a Souvenir of the Symposium, a book on Sustainable Horticulture and folders on cultivation practices of spices published by the Department of Horticulture and SASRD, Nagaland University were released. This was followed by the ISS award ceremony.

The symposium witnessed the convergence of 86 officials representing various organizations, 65 students, more than 130 farmers and 75 Buyers/Growers/Exhibitors besides scientists representing ICAR and different State Agricultural Universities. The symposium had six technical sessions on various themes like, Status of spice industry in India with special reference to North East Region (NER); Crop improvement and biotechnology; Nutrient, soil, water and plant health management; Climate resilience in spice crops production; Technology - led organic production of spices and safe foods and Post harvest management, value addition and marketing of spices besides the plenary, separate session on developing road map for spice industry in NER region, farmer’s interactive sessions, business meet (B2B) and exhibitions during which the farmers representing different North Eastern states and other parts of India, entrepreneurs as well as industrial personnel participated.

The Eighth National symposium on Spices and Aromatic Crops (SYMSAC – VIII) jointly organized by Indian Society for Spices, Kozhikode and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore with the theme “Towards 2050- Strategies for sustainable Spices Production” was held during 16-18 December 2015 at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The symposium was inaugurated by Dr. N. K. Krishna Kumar, Deputy Director General (Hort. Science), ICAR, New Delhi. Dr. K. Ramasamy, Vice - Chancellor, TNAU presided over the inaugural function. The key note address was delivered by Professor R.R. Hanchinal, Chairperson, PPV&FRA, New Delhi. Dr. M. Anandaraj, Director, ICAR-IISR, Kozhikode, Dr. V.A. Parthasarathy, Former Director , ICAR-IISR, Kozhikode, Dr. Jitendra Kumar, Director, ICAR-DMAPR, Anand, Gujarat, Dr. S. Mariappan, Dean (Hort.), HC&RI, TNAU, Coimbatore and Dr. Homey Cherian, Director, DASD, Kozhikode felicitated the symposium and cherished the efforts of the organizers. This was followed by the ISS award ceremony. On the occasion, a Souvenir of the Symposium and Nilavembu powder, a TNAU product were released. The symposium was attended by over 250 delegates including researchers, officials and progressive farmers across the country. The symposium after two days deliberations formulated strategies for sustainable spices production by giving thrust on conservation of genetic resources, crop improvement, secondary agriculture, bio risk management, mechanization, eco-spices etc. so as to realize the set goals.

Indian Society for Spices (ISS) in collaboration with ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kozhikode; ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru; Directorate of Arecanut & Spices Development, Kozhikode and Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi organized SYMSAC VII: Post-harvest Processing of Spices and Fruit Crops during 27-29 November 2013 at Hotel Crystal Court, Madikeri, Karnataka. Dr. M. Anandaraj, President, ISS & Director, IISR, Kozhikode welcomed the gathering. Dr. V.S. Korikanthimath, former Director, ICAR Research Complex for Goa inaugurated the Symposium. Dr. M.M. Mustaffa, Director, ICAR-National Research Centre on Banana, Tiruchirappalli presided over the function. Dr. M.N. Venugopal, former Head, CRC (Appangala), IISR inaugurated the exhibition. Dr. John Zachariah, General Convener of the Symposium, IISR proposed vote of thanks. During the inaugural session many awards viz., Dr. J.S. Pruthi Award, Dr. V.S. Korikanthimath award, Sugandhasree best farmer award and ISS Fellow awards were presented. Inaugural session was followed by four technical sessions viz., tree spices research, production technologies, post harvest losses and developmental programmes. Many recommendations including mechanization, packaging, production technologies, region specific good agricultural practices, post harvest management, underutilized and minor fruits, quality testing of inputs etc. emerged during the discussions.

The Sixth National symposium on Spices and Aromatic Crops (SYMSAC – VI) jointly organized by Indian Society for Spices (ISS), University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad, Karnataka and Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development, Kozhikode in collaboration with ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kozhikode, and Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi was held at University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad, Karnataka during 08-10 December 2011 with the theme ‘Exploiting Spices Production Potential of the Deccan Region’.

Indian Society for Spices (ISS) in collaboration with ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kozhikode, Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development, Kozhikode and Central Institute of Horticulture (CIH), Nagaland organized Fifth National Symposium on Spices and Aromatic Crops (SYMSAC V) at CIH, Medziphema, Nagaland during 30-31 October 2009. The theme area of the seminar was ‘Harnessing the potential of North Eastern States for Spices Production through Technological Interventions’. The symposium was inaugurated by Dr. Chumben Murry, Minister of Agriculture, Nagaland and presided over by Alemtemshi Jamir, Additional Chief Secretary, Development Commissioner & Agriculture Production Commissioner, Nagaland. More than 150 delegates including Scientists, officials from Department of Agriculture/Horticulture, farmers and entrepreneurs attended the symposium.

The National Symposium on Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops (SYMSAC IV) with focus on threats and solutions to spices and aromatic crops industry was held from 25-26 November 2007 at Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar. The symposium was inaugurated by the His Excellency the Hon’ble Governor of Orissa Shri Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare on 25th November. Other dignitaries present were Dr. HP. Singh (DDG-Hort), Prof. D.P. Ray (VC, OUAT), Dr D. Naik (Dean-Research, OUAT), Directors from various ICAR institutes, farmers representatives, NGOs, officials from Spices Board and State Agricultural Universities.

The Third National symposium on Spices and Aromatic Crops (SYMSAC – III) organized by Indian Society for Spices (ISS) in collaboration with ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kozhikode, and Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi was held at Lalbagh, Bengaluru during 08-10 November 2006 with the theme ‘Crop and Product Diversification’.

The Second National symposium on Spices and Aromatic Crops (SYMSAC – II) jointly organized by Indian Society for Spices (ISS) and National Research Centre for Onion and Garlic, Rajgurunagar, Pune in collaboration with ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kozhikode, and Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi was held at National Research Centre for Onion and Garlic, Rajgurunagar, Pune during 25-27 November 2005 with the theme ‘Current Trends in Onion, Garlic, Chilli and Seed Spices’.

The First National symposium on Spices and Aromatic Crops (SYMSAC – I) jointly organized by Indian Society for Spices (ISS), ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kozhikode and Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi was held at ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kozhikode during 01-02 November 2004 with the theme ‘Commercialization of Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops’.

Contact



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MAY 6th to 9th, 2020

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ICAR-CMFRI, KOCHI, KERALA 682304

For further information:
General Convener, SYMSAC X-2020
Indian Society for Spices
C/o ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research
Marikunnu Post, Kozhikode-673 012
Kerala, India

phone91-495-2731410

mail_outlinesymsac2020@gmail.com


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