The 2nd International Conference on Agricultural & Horticultural Sciences, hosted by the OMICS Group was successfully held during February 03-05, 2014 at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Hyderabad, India. Agri-2014 aimed at “Scientific Insight of Agricultural & Horticultural Research” and the conference brought together many eminent scientists from across 20 countries in which various significant Agricultural and horticultural research areas were discussed in depth to provide up-to-date information. On the other hand, the meeting provided an outstanding platform to communicate and interact with International experts around the world which resulted in massive exchange of knowledge leading to global exposure.
Generous response and active participation was received from the Editorial Board Members of OMICS Group Journals as well as from scientists, researchers and leaders from various societies, government organizations and student delegates who made this conference as one of most successful and productive events in 2014 from OMICS Group.
The conference was initiated with a series of invited lectures delivered by both Honorable Guests and members of the keynote forum. The list included Dr. Alluri Padma Raju, Vice-chancellor of Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, India; Mohan Kanda, IAS, Former Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh and also Former member of National Disaster Management Authority, India; Padmashree Prof. E. A. Siddiq (Mr. Rice of India), Honorary Director, Institute of Biotechnology, Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, India; Dr. John Ryan, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Syria; Dr. Samir C Debnath, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada; Rakesh S. Chandran, West Virginia University, USA; Phineas K Chauke, University of Venda, South Africa; Ikechi Agbugba, University of Nigeria, Nigeria; Shaker A Abd El-Latif, Minia Unversity, Egypt; Hifjur Raheman, IIT Kharagpur, India; Manoj Karkee, Washington State University, USA; Devi Prasad Juvvadi, Centre for Good Governance, India; Agata Tyczewska, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland; Nnadozie Oraguzie, Washington State University, USA; Homero Ramirez, Universidad Autonoma Agraria Antonio Narro, Mexico; Shiv Kant Shukla, Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL), India; Hyginus Ogbuehi, Imo State University, Nigeria and Awnindra Kumar Singh, Central Agricultural Research Institute, India.