32nd International Conference of
Agricultural Economists

Transformation Towards Sustainable Agri-Food Systems

NASC Complex, New Delhi, India | August 2-7, 2024


About India

India is a tapestry of cultures, languages, and traditions that have coexisted for millennia. With a rich history dating back thousands of years, India’s cultural heritage is a source of immense pride and fascination. From the colorful festivals that light up its cities to the ancient temples and monuments that tell stories of bygone eras, India’s diversity is truly breathtaking.

This diversity is also reflected in its agriculture. India boasts a wide range of agro-climatic zones, allowing for the cultivation of diverse crops. Each region brings its unique flavors and produce to the table, making Indian agriculture a fascinating subject for study and investment.

Conference Venue

The National Agricultural Science Complex (NASC) is situated at the heart of Delhi. It is a prestigious complex built by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and has multi-dimensional state-of-the-art facilities. The NASC houses a National Agricultural Science Museum, Symposia Complex, offices of several CGIAR Centers, national and international organizations of agricultural research, and the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS). It has well-equipped conference facilities, including an auditorium with a seating capacity of 1,200 participants. There are several seminar and lecture rooms of different seating capacities for parallel sessions. These rooms are equipped with air-conditioning facilities, LCD projectors, wi-fi internet connectivity, etc. There are several premier academic and research institutions in the vicinity of the complex.

Venue Facility

The proposed venue of the Congress will be Bharat Ratna C. Subramaniam Auditorium (NASC Complex) with all state of art facilities, seating capacity of more than 1200 persons in main auditorium. It also has spacious facilities for posters and exhibitors and special events, and a number of mid-sized meeting rooms for concurrent lecture and discussion sessions. In addition, limited accommodation is available in the International guest house within the campus.

How to reach Venue

NASC complex is easily approachable from the IGI airport and New Delhi railway station.
From IGI Airport Terminal 2/3-

Indira Gandhi International Airport

New Delhi (DEL) is one of the modern airports in the world. The airport has most recently been recognized at various forums globally which includes SKYTRAX World Airport Award 2017 for the Best Airport in India and Central Asia, Delhi Airport has been adjudged as World’s second-best Airport by Airports Council International’s (ACI) in 2016 in the category of above 40 million passengers per annum (mppa).

Over a period of time, Delhi airport has emerged as a new international Hub airport in the South East Asia. DEL is now connected with more than 135 destinations with 52 Foreign Carriers and 11 Indian carriers.

The Indira Gandhi International Airport is conveniently located about 10 km from the city centre, connected by high speed metro rail to city centre and directly opens into the national highway system.

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On spot local transport



Rajendra Place on the blue line is the nearest metro station from NASC Complex. It usually takes 31 minutes to reach Rajendra Place, from Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI Airport) which are 24.9 Kms apart. Delhi metro issues smart card for convenient travel across the metro routes. Visitor can reach to Rajendra Place by boarding the Airport Express metro from IGI airport and then by changing subsequently at New Delhi (Yellow line) and Rajiv Chowk (Blue line).

Domestic visitors reaching at Terminal 1 can reach to venue by boarding metro at Terminal 1 (Pink line) and subsequently changing at Janakpuri west. There are cab service also available at Terminal 1. New Delhi Railway Station Visitors reaching to New Delhi railway station can reach to the venue by taking metro at New Delhi metro (yellow line) and subsequently changing at Rajiv Chowk (Blue line).

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Pre Booked Transfers

ICAE 2024 attendees have the opportunity to book one-way/roundtrip airport/hotel transfers at their expense
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About New Delhi

New Delhi is the proposed location and the city is ideally suited as a world-class travel destination. From the famous icon of India Gate to the Museum of Modern Art, and its unique neighborhoods, Madam Tussad’s Wax Museum, ICAE delegates will enjoy the ethnic and cultural diversity of New Delhi. It is the capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. The city and its satellite town, collectively known as the National Capital Region (NCR), is the epicenter of economic and political development in the country. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the world with some of the largest global and Indian corporations being headquartered here. Charting phenomenal growth after India’s independence in 1947, Delhi has become a cosmopolitan mixture of religious groups, linguistic communities, social segments and economic brackets.

New Delhi is also the gateway for tourists who wish to explore India. Of great interest to tourists are the city’s famed monuments such as the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Old Fort and Bahai Temple. It also serves as the access point to a world-famous tourist circuit, The Golden Triangle – New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur as well as the famed hill stations of the Himalayas


The average maximum daytime temperature in New Delhi in August lies at 33°C (91°F). The average minimum temperature goes down to around 25°C (77°F). August is part of the rainy season in New Delhi enhance occasional rains may be expected.

Time Zone: Local time in New Delhi in India Standard Time (IST) which is GMT + 5.5 hours.

Health Details

All incoming delegates/staff/visitors shall follow Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Govt. of India guidelines for international arrivals. The guidelines stipulate that all international travelers to India should preferably be fully vaccinated as per the approved primary schedule of vaccination against COVID-19 in their country. The guidelines also prescribe basic precautionary measures like preferable use of masks and adherence to physical distancing.

  1. On arrival, thermal screening may be done by the health officials present at the point of entry.
  2. Any passenger having symptoms of COVID-19 during travel may be isolated as per standard protocol.
  3. All passengers are expected to cooperate with the health officials.

All passengers who are travelling from Yellow Fever endemic countries as notified by World Health Organization are advised to take Yellow Fever vaccination 10 days before their scheduled arrival in India. List of Yellow Fever endemic countries may be seen at: https://ihpoe.mohfw.gov.in/vaccination.php Accordingly, participants from Argentina, Brazil and African Union may take note of requirement of their Yellow Fever vaccinations.

Currency & Banking

The currency of India is the Indian Rupee (INR/`). Current exchange rates: one US $ = `82, one € = `89 (Subject to change). Currency is easily exchanged at the airport and at designated Government of India approved dealers. There will also be facilities for currency-exchange at the Hotels. Delegates can withdraw Rupees through ATMs. Major foreign credit cards are accepted in all modern establishments; hotels, restaurants and stores.

International Dial Codes

The country code for India is +91, and the code for landlines is 011. To call a local number, you can dial +91, and for a landline, dial 011, followed by the number you wish to call. Similarly, to call an Indian mobile number from a foreign number, you should dial +91 followed by the mobile number you wish to contact. Delegates intending to use an Indian SIM card can obtain one from an authorized mobile network operator.


The electricity supply voltage in India is 220-240 volts with plug types C and D. The ICAE secretariat will provide a power outlet at the delegate’s desk at the venue. Delegates are encouraged to bring their equipment, such as electric adaptors for mobile devices intended to be used. Round pins with three points are used in Indian plug point.

Emergency Phone Numbers

Police (100), Fire (101), Ambulance (108).

Drinking Water

Tap water is not potable. Delegates are advised to consume bottled water only.

Medical Support

An emergency medical support unit will be available at the Conference venue.
Accessibility & Special Requirements: Delegates are encouraged to inform the ICAE Secretariat on any special needs requiring assistance, such as accessibility and ambulatory requirements , allergies, medical issues and any other needs through email. All information will be treated confidentially.

Dress Code

All meetings – formal business attire. Delegates are expected to wear smart casual attire for the Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. For the planned excursion, casual attire with sports footwear is advised.


You may be filmed or photographed by the Symposium Secretariat’s official photographers/broadcasters and media over the course of the programme. In addition, photographs and
short video compilations of the Symposium attendees may be posted on the official website and social media. By registering for the Symposium, you are providing your consent for the same.


The registration fee will not include accommodation charges. The participants are encouraged to make their own arrangements for stay. However, participants requiring accommodation may forward the request in advance to the organizers for making arrangements on their behalf .Foreign participants are requested to book their accommodation directly with the ICAE Tours & Travels Partner on ICAE website.

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