For several decades, researchers are working towards improving the ‘major’ crops for better adaptability and tolerance to environmental stresses. However, little or no research attention is given towards neglected and underutilized crop species (NUCS) which hold the potential to ensure food and nutritional security among the ever-growing global population. In view of this, the first National Conference on ‘Neglected and Underutilized Crop Species for Food, Nutrition, Energy and Environment (NUCS-FNEE)’ has been organized by the National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi, India to meet the following objectives;
We welcome the students and researchers working on NUCS to participate in the conference and get benefited.
- To bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars working on NUCS to exchange and share their research results,
- To provide an interdisciplinary platform for researchers, industry members and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered, and solutions adopted while working on NUCS, and
- To recognize the young talented researchers working on NUCS for their remarkable contributions.