Asia inhabits about 92% of the total world buffalo population. In order to foster research and development on buffaloes in the Asian region, Asian Buffalo Association was established in 1992. Asian Buffalo Congress is the scientific meeting of the Association organized in every 3 years in its member countries. This is the 10th edition of the congress that will be organized from June 3 to 5, 2021 in Kathmandu, the heritage city of Nepal also famous for varieties of buffalo meat based recipes.

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Thematic Areas

  • Buffalo for Food Source
  • Policy and Socioeconomics
  • Genomics and Biotechnology
  • Breeding and Reproduction
  • Management and Nutrition
  • Health and Adaptation
  • Diversified Utility

Congress Activities

  • Brief opening and closing sessions
  • Plenary sessions and discussions
  • Scientific sessions with keynote speeches, oral presentations and discussions
  • Poster presentation and competition
  • Sideline meetings
  • General assembly of the Asian Buffalo Association
  • Post symposium tour

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission

February 28, 2021

Notification of acceptance

March 31, 2021

Early registration deadline

April 15, 2021

On-spot registration

June 2-3, 2021

Congress dates

June 3-5, 2021

Post congress tour

June 6, 2021

Welcome message

Dear Scientists and Friends,

Namaste and warm welcome to Nepal, and the 10th Asian Buffalo Congress 2021 (ABC 2021).

On behalf of Asian Buffalo Association and the Organizing Committee of the 10th ABC 2021, I am honored to invite you all to the Congress. The Congress will be organized from June 3 to 5, 2021 in Kathmandu, the heritage city of Nepal. Kathmandu is also famous for Choila, a famous local Newari community food made from Buffalo meat.

The theme of the Congress is “Buffalo Production for food security and livelihood”.

Buffalo is an important livestock commodity of many Asian countries in terms of its food value and economic contribution. Asia inhabits about 92% of the total world buffalo population. In order to foster research and development on buffaloes in the Asian region, Asian Buffalo Association was established in 1992. Asian Buffalo Congress is the scientific meeting of the Association organized in every 3 years in its member countries.

Nepal being a buffalo loving country due to its milk, meat and an overall economic value, we feel proud to host the 10th edition of the Congress. This is the first time Nepal is organizing this important meeting. I strongly believe that the congress will provide a unique platform of networking among the scientists, professionals and policy makers not only from Asia, but also from all over the world. Moreover, the scientific deliberations, knowledge sharing and discussions during the Congress will add more scientific value on buffalo research and help addressing the key issues of buffalo production and its sustainable development.

Let us join hands to make the 10th ABC 2021 a grand success.

Thanking you all.

Stay safe and stay healthy.

Best Regards

Bhuminand Devkota

Prof. Bhuminand Devkota, PhD

Organizing Chair

Registration Fees

Participants’ category Registration Charge
Early Late On-spot
National delegates representing INGOs/NGOs NR 10,000 NR 11,000 NR 12,000
National delegates representing GOs NR 9,000 NR 10,000 NR 11,000
Association and individual delegates NR 7,000 NR 8,000 NR 9,000
Nepalese student delegates NR 5,000 NR 6,000 NR 7,000
Foreign delegates from SAARC nations USD 200* USD 250* USD 300*
Foreign delegates (other than SAARC) USD 300* USD 350* USD 400*
Foreign student delegates USD 100* USD 150* USD 200*
Volunteers NP 2,500

(*includes shuttle service to symposium center, four lunches and a gala dinner)

Students, for the discounted registration charge, should submit the copy of their valid student ID or the recommendation from the Dean/institution head verifying their student status.

Organizers

Agriculture and Forestry University
Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock Development, Government of Nepal
Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC)
Asian Buffalo Association

Co-Organizers

Province No. 2 of Nepal
Bagmati Province of Nepal
Gandaki Province of Nepal
Far Western Province of Nepal
Nepal Livestock Sector Innovation Project
Nepal Veterinary Council
Michigan State University
Nepal Animal Science Association
Nepal Veterinary Association