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ACC 2023 Souvenir

Thematic Areas

Abstracts of scientific papers are invited for presentation during the congress under the following thematic areas.

Theme 1

Recent Trends in Improvement, Genetic Diversity, Conservation and Utilization in Citrus


  • Citrus genetic diversity – characterization, conservation and utilization.
  • Citrus genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, multiomics and bioinformatics.
  • Genetic engineering.
  • Citrus breeding and improved varieties.
  • Citrus physiology.
  • Micropropagation and tissue culture.
  • Cryopreservation.
  • IPR, GI and PPV&FRA, etc.

Theme 2

Advances in Citrus Production Technology, Smart Citriculture and Application of Cutting-edge Technologies


  • Scenario of citrus sector.
  • Propagation, rootstock and nursery management.
  • Planting systems and production models.
  • Orchard management including flowering regulations.
  • Canopy management and crop architecture.
  • Soil health management and plant nutrition.
  • Water management and micro-irrigation.
  • Natural resource conservation.
  • Citrus based cropping and farming systems.
  • Organic and natural citriculture.
  • Precession citriculture.
  • Climate smart technologies for abiotic stress management.
  • Carbon and water footprint.
  • Citrus microbiology.
  • Citrus rejuvenation.
  • Farm mechanization.
  • Use of Drones, IoT, RS-GIS, AI, Automation, Sensors, Robotics, Simulation & modeling, etc.

Theme 3

Current Approaches in Citrus Health Management, Insect-Pest & Disease Surveillance and Diagnostics Approaches


  • Spatial and temporal diversity in insect-pests and diseases in citrus.
  • Taxonomy and population dynamic of insect-pests.
  • Virus-indexing and budwood certification.
  • Strategic management of insect-pests and diseases including nematodes.
  • Ecological engineering and eco-friendly protection measures including biological control.
  • Biotechnological and nanotechnological approaches in disease diagnostics and biotic stress management.
  • Emerging and trans-boundary pests or diseases, their surveillance and management.
  • Pesticide residue in citrus, health hazards and solutions.
  • Disease forecasting models and early warning system.

Theme 4

Innovations in Post-harvest Management, Valorization and Bioprospecting of Citrus


  • Postharvest technology including storage, cold chain and block chain management.
  • Processing, value addition and product development including nutraceuticals, functional foods biofortified food and other industrially important products.
  • Bioprospecting of citrus using in-vitro and in-vivo models and citrus phytochemicals.
  • Nutrigenomics and metabolomics through conventional, molecular and chromatographic tools.
  • Food engineering and innovative packaging.
  • Utilization of citrus by-products and valorization of citrus processing waste.
  • Food safety and quality control.

Theme 5

Latest Developments in Technology Outreach, Citripreneurship, Trade & Export, Value Chain, Group Dynamics and Policy Formulation in Citrus Sector


  • Innovative extension approaches for skill upliftment and technology dissemination.
  • Supply chain and value chain management.
  • Farmers interest group, farmer producers’ organization and farmer producer’s company, etc.
  • Gender mainstreaming and social inclusion.
  • Agripreneurial ecosystem, business incubation support and citripreneurship development.
  • Impact analysis, success story and case study.
  • Indigenous technical knowledge and traditional wisdom.
  • Brand building, marketing and export.
  • Crop insurance and contract farming.
  • Digital agriculture, ICT and mobile apps.
  • Socio-economic study and policy perspective.

Abstracts submitted through the online portal will be taken into consideration. Following review by the experts, abstracts will be assigned to a technical session and the acceptance will be communicated to the corresponding author/contributor by email. All the accepted abstracts will be given an opportunity for presentation and will be published in congress proceedings. The deadline for abstract submission is 31st August, 2023.

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