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 (ABA) was established in 1992. Asian Buffalo Congress (ABC) 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 by host country - Nepal, which has been rescheduled as Oct. 25, 2021 - Oct. 29, 2021. The congress will be organized as "virtual" mode due to COVID pandemic.

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
  • General assembly of the Asian Buffalo Association

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission

Closed

Notification of acceptance

Completed

Early Bird Registration

Closed

Late registration deadline

Closed

Congress dates

Oct 25 - Oct 29, 2021

How to participate the Congress?

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Welcome message

Dear Scientists and Friends,

Namaste and warm welcome to 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 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 stay healthy.

Bhuminand Devkota

Prof. Bhuminand Devkota, PhD

Organizing Chair

Registration Fees

Participants’ category Registration Fee
Early Registration (September 24, 2021) Late Registration (September 30, 2021)
National delegates representing INGOs/NGOs NR 3,000 NR 4,000
National delegates representing GOs, associations, individual NR 2,000 NR 3,000
Nepalese student delegates NR 1,000 NR 1,500
Foreign delegates (SAARC Countries) USD 30 USD 40
Foreign delegates (Other than SAARC Countries) USD 75 USD 100
Foreign Students USD 20 USD 25

The Group Registration facility is provided in the Registration Portal.

Students, for the discounted registration should submit the scanned pdf copy of official letter in official letter head with signature and seal of the Dean or the institution head that verifies the student status.

Virtual participants will receive:

  • E-certificate
  • E-copy of the Congress Abstract Book
  • E-copy of the Congress Participation Profile

Invited Speakers

Prof. Antonio Borghese, PhD

Prof. Antonio Borghese, PhD

  • General SecretaryInternational Buffalo Federation
  • CoordinatorFAO/ESCORENA Buffalo Network
  • Monterotondo, Roma, Italy
Prof. Inderjeet Singh, PhD

Prof. Inderjeet Singh, PhD

  • Vice ChancellerGuru AngadDev Veterinery and Animal Science University, Ludhiana, India
  • Vice presidentAsian Buffalo Association
Prof. Tirtha Kumar Datta, PhD

Prof. Tirtha Kumar Datta, PhD

  • DirectorICAR - Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes (CIRB) Hisar, India
Prof. Talat Naseer Pasha, PhD

Prof. Talat Naseer Pasha, PhD

  • Vice ChancellorUniversity of Education, Lahore, Pakistan
Prof. Nasim Ahmad, PhD

Prof. Nasim Ahmad, PhD

  • Vice ChancellorUniversity of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore, Pakistan
Prof. Liguo Yang, PhD

Prof. Liguo Yang, PhD

  • PresidentInternational Buffalo Federation
  • ProfessorHuazhong Agricultural University Wuhan, China
Prof. Shuzun Zhang

Prof. Shuzun Zhang

  • ProfessorHuazhong Agricultural University Wuhan, China
Prof. Metha Wanapat, PhD

Prof. Metha Wanapat, PhD

  • Distinguished Research ProfessorKhon Kaen University, Thailand
Prof. Naba Raj Devkota, PhD

Prof. Naba Raj Devkota, PhD

  • Vice ChancellorGandaki University, Pokhara, Nepal
Dr Bimal Kumar Nirmal

Dr Bimal Kumar Nirmal

  • Joint SecretaryMinistry of Agriculture and Livestock Development Nepal
Dr Damayanti Shrestha

Dr Damayanti Shrestha

  • Director GeneralDepartment of Livestock Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Nepal
Prof. Shreeram Prasad Neupane, PhD

Prof. Shreeram Prasad Neupane, PhD

  • Himalayan College of Agriculture Sciences and TechnologyKathmandu, Nepal
Lok Nath Paudel, PhD

Lok Nath Paudel, PhD

  • Chief Livestock Development Officer (Joint secretary), Department of Livestock Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Nepal
Dr. Ashok Kumar Balhara

Dr. Ashok Kumar Balhara

  • Senior ScientistICAR - Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes (CIRB) Hisar, India
  • General SecretaryAsian Buffalo Association
Prof. Bhuminand Devkota, PhD

Prof. Bhuminand Devkota, PhD

  • PresidentAsian Buffalo Association
  • DirectorPost Graduate Program, Agriculture and Forestry University

Organizers

Agriculture and Forestry University
Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock Development, Government of Nepal
Asian Buffalo Association
International Buffalo Federation

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 Dairy Science Association
Nepal Veterinary Association
Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC)