The Congress topics will cover Oil and Protein Crops:
Plant Breeding and Genetics
Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
Biology and Physiology
Food Science and Nutrients
Fats, lipids and Protein studies
Oil crops are rich sources of oils, proteins, minerals, vitamins, dietary fibers for both human and animal feeding and provide raw material for production of biodiesel. Oil crops are soybean, cottonseed, sunflower, canola, rapeseed, peanut, safflower, flax, sesame, coconut, castor, copra, etc.
Almost 50% of the global food protein supply comes from cereal seeds. Soybean, peanut, common bean, pea, lupine, chickpea, faba bean, lentil, grass pea, cowpea, pigeon pea, etc. are currently the most important legumes for human consumption and animal feed. Because of the protein content of their seeds; Grain legumes, Cereals, some Industrial crops and other minor crops such as amaranth, quinoai, hemp, caraway, etc. are protein crops growing for plant protein for food and feed.