Prof. Mohammad Shahedi, Vice President for Research in Pure and Applied Sciences, attended the regional workshop of the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA). The theme of the workshop was "The Role of Sciences in the Green Development". The event was held on September 7-8, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.


Prof. Shahedi's presentation was on "The necessity of changing patterns of Iran food production and consumption due to drought, climate change and public health". In this paper, a proposal to amend the cropping pattern and the pattern of food consumption in Iran society was provided.


AASSA has 34 members from 30 countries. The principal objective of AASSA is to achieve a society in Asia and Australasia in which science and technology play a major role in the development of the region. AASSA is a forum for scientists and technologists to discuss and provide advice on issues related to science and technology, research and development, and the application of technology for socio-economic development. In order to achieve the above objectives, AASSA also conducts workshops to build scientific and socio-economic capacity in the region.


On behalf of AASSA, the Mongolian Academy of Sciences hosted this workshop in Ulaanbaatar. 




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