What We Do - Foundation Day / Special Lectures
Foundation Day Lectures by the leading scientists / social workers, with established record of scientific and agro-social achievements
NAAS Presidential Lecture
NAAS Presidential Address titled "Change We Must, But Change is Difficult" delivered by Dr. R.S. Paroda (5 June, 1999)

5 June, 1999
First Foundation Day Lecture
By Dr. Manju Sharma (Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India) on "Regulatory Measures for Utilizing Biotechnological Developments in Different Countries".
17 October, 2003
Second Foundation Day Lecture
By Dr. G.S. Khush, Adjunct Professor, University of California, Davis, USA on "Public-Private Partnership in Agricultural Biotechnology".

17 October, 2005
Third Foundation Day Lecture
By Dr. S. K. Vasal, Distinguished Scientist, Centre for Improvement of Maize & Wheat (CIMMYT), Mexico on "Challenges in Developing Nutritionally Enhanced Stress Tolerant Germplasm".
15 January, 2004
Fourth Foundation Day Lecture
By Joachim von Braun, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, USA on "Overcoming the World Food and Agriculture Crisis through Policy Change and Science".

6 March, 2009
Fifth Foundation Day Lecture
By Dr. Mahendra M. Shah, Director, Qatar National Food Security Program, Doha, Qatar on "Climate Change and Food Security : From Science to Sustainable Agriculture ".

7 May, 2010
NSAI Foundation Day Lecture
The NSAI Foundation Day Lecture on "Revitalizing Indian Seed Sector for Accelerated Agricultural Growth" by Dr. R.S. Paroda, Chairman, TAAS

30 October, 2010
Sixth Foundation Day Lecture
By Dr. Uma Lele, Former Research & Operational Manager and Policy Adviser, The World Bank, Washington D.C., USA on "Harnessing Research for Development: India's Agricultural Development".

12 August, 2011
Special Lecture
By Dr. M.C. Saxena, former Assistant Director-General, ICARDA, Syria

25 January, 2012
Keynnote Lecture
Keynote Address By Dr. R.S. Paroda on "Challenges and Opportunities before Indian Seed Industry in Coming Decade"

16 August, 2012
Special Lecture
By Dr. R.S. Paroda on "Indian Seed Industry: Way Forward delivered during the Indian Seed Congress 2013

8 February, 2013
Special Lecture
By Dr. William D. Dar, Director-General, ICRISAT on "Achieving Inclusive Growth by linking Farmers to Markets"

24 June, 2013
Seventh Foundation Day Lecture
By Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director-General, IFPRI, Washington DC, USA on "Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security in Asia: The Role of Agricultural Innovation".

11 August, 2013
Eighth Foundation Day Lecture
By Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome, Italy on "Sustainable Agricultural Development - IFAD's Experiences".

5 August, 2014
Convocation Address
By Dr. R.S. Paroda, Chairman, TAAS at the Eleventh Convocation of Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat.

29 January, 2015
Nineth Foundation Day Lecture
By Dr. Thomas A. Lumpkin, Former Director-General, CIMMYT, Mexico on "21st Century Challenges and Research Opportunities for Sustainable Maize and Wheat Production".

28 September, 2015
Presidential Lecture
By Dr. R.S. Paroda on "Perspective of Challenges and Options in Future" at Global Conference organized by ASM Foundation

28-31 May, 2016
Tenth Foundation Day Lecture
By Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, Former Director-General, CSIR & Secretary, Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Govt. of India on "Dynamics of Technology-Led Exclusion & Inclusion".
2 June, 2016
3rd IARI Foundation Day Lecture
By Dr. R.S. Paroda on "Innovation-led Agricultural Growth: Challenges and Opportunities "

1 April, 2018
Eleventh Foundation Day Lecture
By Dr. Prabhu Pingali, Professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University on "Can India Achieve SDG 2 Eliminate Hunger and Malnutrition by 2030".
24 January, 2019