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TAAS is an outcome of the 88th session of Indian Science Congress which was held on the campus of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi in January 2001 under the President ship of Dr. R.S. Paroda. The theme of the Congress was "Food, Nutrition and Environmental Security". During the Congress, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajapaye released the following Vision Statement:
"Our goal to make India a leading nation in the world in the new century, hinges critically on how successfully we take science to the people and create a stronger scientific temper in our society."


"By 2020, India will be free of poverty, hunger and malnutrition, and become an environmentally safe country, through efficient and sustainable use of our human, natural and other resources."

The vision statement concluded stating "Hunger-free India is an idea whose time has come. Let us launch a science-based crusade for elimination of hidden hunger and malnutrition".

TAAS is a partner in leading this crusade.

IAC 2016

Video 1

Video 2 (Inauguration)

Video 3 (PM's Speech)

Video 4 (Importance of Agrobiodiversity)

Dr R.S. Paroda's Interview to "Krishi Jagran"

Business Standard Clipping

1stIAC Blog



Delhi Declaration on Agrobiodiversity Management

"Reorienting the Agriculture Research for Development (AR4D) Agenda for Sustainable Livelihood Security of Smallholder Farmers" - Strategy Paper by Dr R.S. Paroda
Prioritizing agrobiodiversity conservation important for all nations - ABLE AG Newsletter Dec.2016 covering 1st IAC 2016 (Interview of Dr R.S. Paroda)
CIMMYT 50th Anniversary Conference
Global Conference on Perspective of Future Challenges and Options in Agriculture (May 29-31, 2016) Presidential Address by Dr. R.S. Paroda
Tenth TAAS Foundation Day Lecture delivered by Padma Vibhushan Dr. R.A. Mashelkar  
"Addressing Second Generation Challenges of Green Revolution While Managing Natural Resources and Climate Change” - Presentation at the World Bank in Washington DC, by Dr. R.S. Paroda (March 21, 2016)  
Eighth Dr M.S. Swaminathan Award Conferred on Dr. Thomas A Lumpkin, Former DG, CIMMYT  
Publication "Building Trust: The Journey of TAAS 2001 - 2015"  
New Delhi Action Plan on Agroforestry, 2015
22 Years of APAARI : A Retrospective - publication