27th ICFoST 2019 at Tezpur

About 27th ICFoST-2019

Tezpur, the lush green beautiful city of Assam has the Department of Food Engineering & Technology, Tezpur University and going to host 27thICFoST-2019 (Indian Convention of Food Scientists and Technologists). This year’s theme forthe convention is RAINBOW – Raising Agro-processing & Integrated Novel technologies for Boosting Organic Wellness. An old legend states thatrainbows are harbingers of good luck and prosperity; in fact, thefairy-tale states that you will discover a pot of gold at the end of arainbow. This is what ICFoST 2019 will bring to AFSTI and to the people of North East – Rainbow of good luck and prosperity to farmers, entrepreneursand students of our country. The theme RAINBOW has been meticulously chosen with the intent of integrating the organiccapital of our country – North East India into the central chain of food safety and food processing, thereby propagating agro-processing and novel technologies to boost organic wellness. It thus seems to be apposite that we integrate the essence of the North East into an aromatic blend of our nation’s progress towards an organically rich, safe and healthy India.

All over the world “Organic” has been a premium enticing word for industry, market and the overall wellbeing of ecosystem. It is therefore imperative to discuss the novel technologies developed across the academia, Industry and agriculture sector for increasing the overall processing of agriculture commodities. This is the only way to help our nation’s goal of doubling the farmers income. “*One can grow, only when they know*”, ICFoST 2019 will bring in new developments for Agro processing and enlighten the participants on new regulations, novel technologies and future trends. This conference will be the Rainbow for students specifically from farmer communities and food science and technology programmes so as to bring in Organic Wellness and Prosperity to their processed and fresh foods. With this Rainbow, lets help to build the pot of gold for Food Industry.

This region of the country, being the flag-bearer in organic food sector; the Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (India) in association with AFST(I) Tezpur Chapter, Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam proposed to hold a three days National Conventionon  “Raising Agro-processing & Integrating Novel Technologies for Boosting Organic Wellness (RAINBOW-2019)" at Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam during 18-20 December, 2019.

Sub Themes

  1. Novel approaches in food processing
  2. Food quality, safety and regulations
  3. Designer foods for health and wellness
  4. Food engineering and automation
  5. Food biotechnology and bioprocessing
  6. Food packaging solutions 
  7. Plantation products and spices
  8. Traditional foods
  9. Organic foods
  10. Functional foods
  11. Food microbiology and fermentation
  12. Nutritional biochemistry of foods
  13. Post-harvest technologies
  14. Start-ups in food processing

Important Dates

  1. Submission of abstract on or before         : 31.10.2019
  2. Last date of registration                               : 15.11.2019
  3. Souvenir advt. booking                                : 20.11.2019
  4. Food expo stall booking                               : 30.11.2019

Oral Presentation

The researchers are requested to submit the abstract (250 words maximum) based on original research work related to themes of the seminar along with brief bio-data at email ID (icfost2019@gmail.com). Papers for oral presentation will be selected after review process.

Poster Presentation

Original research work on any field of food science and technology can be presented. The researchers are requested to submit the abstract (250 words maximum) online at www.icfost.org. Only one poster per registration is allowed. Awards will be given to the selected posters.

Food Expo

Food Expo is an important marketing tool, a great commercial showcase and a privileged presentation means for a large number of potential clients in a delimited period of time and space. Show case of food processing machineries, instruments, ingredients, processed foods, institutions and publishers. Approx. area 100 square feet, with standard facilities like Free registrations 1 (Full + 1 Accompanying) and one colouradvertisement in souvenir @ Rs. 50,000/.Interested organizationsmay contact the organizers for details.


Participation is open to all individual working in the field of food science and technology. All participants need to register and pay the required registration fee online on the given account. All the payment details regarding registration, sponsorship, expo etc. to be sent to Organizing Secretary, 27thICFoST, 2019, AFST(I) Mysuru, Karnataka.


Multi-colour souvenir having the technical matter of oral and poster presentation of the conference, advertisements of food products, machineries, institutions, etc. will be given to each delegate (e-copy and/or hardcopy).