Workshop contents

Day 1 : Research status in Jack fruit

  • Commercial cultivation and crop improvement
  • Value addition & processing
  • Developing marketing network

Day 2 : Jack fruit based industries (potential)

  • Diversification of products - Jack fruit seed powder and other commercial products
  • Commercial extractors, dryers, pulping machine and other engineering components
  • Standardisation of packaging/packing techniques

Day 3 : Nutraceuticals and pharmacological potential

  • Nutritional status
  • Anti-oxidant status
  • Other health benefits

Day 4 : Social food security — role of jackfruit

  • Employment potential
  • Food security
  • Ethnic food

Day 5 : Funding agencies for promotion of jack fruit industry

  • Agency for processing of jack fruits
  • Agency for capacity building

Day 6 : Field Tour

Lead speakers for the workshop

1. Dr. Mohd Desa Hassim, CEO, TFNet, Malaysia

           Topic: “Present status and future prospects of Jack fruit in Malaysia

2. Dr. Prakash Patil, Principal Scientist & Project Coordinator (Fruits), IIHR, Bengaluru

            Topic: “Present status and future prospects of Jack fruit in India

3. Prof. Dr. Chalinda Beneragama, Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

           Topic: “: “Present status and future prospects of Jack fruit in Sri Lanka

4. Prof. Dr. M.A. Rahim, Bangladesh Agril University

          Topic: “Present status and future prospects of Jack fruit in Bangladesh

5. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Minh Chau, Director, Nu Hoang Institute for Fruit and Macadamia Trees, Vietnam

           Topic: Present status and future prospects of Jack fruit in Vietnam

6. Dr. Nattaya Dumumpai, Expert in Fruit crop of DOA, Horticulture Research Institute, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900

          Topic: “Status report of Jackfruit from Thailand”

7. Dr. Shakkeel Ahamed – Joint Secretary and Mission Director, Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture, & MD, NHM, MD NHB, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India

          Topic: “Health Benefits of Jackfruit”

8. Prof. Dr. Sisir Mitra, Chairman (Fruit Crops section), ISHS (B-12/48, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal 741235

           Topic: “Genetic resources of jackfruit”

9. Prof Dr. Yacob Ahmad, Former CEO, TFNet, Malaysia

           Topic:Problems in marketing of Jackfruit in Asia’

10. Sri. Shree Padre, National Columnist & Editor, Adike Patrike, Post Vaninagar, Via: Perla – Kerala, India 671 552

           Topic: “Value addition of Jackfruit”

11. Dr. Satheesh, Director, Malabar CC, Tellichery,

           Topic: Jackfruit in Cancer treatment

12. Dr. K. Narayanaa Gowda, Former Vice Chancellor, UAS, Bangalore

           Topic:  Jackfruit – the commercial fruit for future

13.  Dr. Balamohan, Professor and Head, Dept. of Horticulture,  Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai

           Topic: ​​​​​​​ “Tamil Nadu - a paradise for jackfruit”