About the CHAI

The Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India (CHAI), an ISO-9001:2015 certified non-profit organization established in 2011, is dedicated to advancing horticulture and agriculture through research, education, and development. CHAI encourages organizations and individuals to collaborate in pursuit of this mission. With the specific aim of strengthening, coordinating, and facilitating grass-root policies for integrated development both nationally and internationally, CHAI is steadily emerging as a think-tank and consultative body nationally and internationally.

CHAI’s mission includes serving as a platform to provide critical inputs to public policy on major issues concerning rural economic development and promoting rural India’s growth in a global context. CHAI is also committed to capacity building at all levels, striving to achieve technology-led development by exploring and providing innovative solutions. CHAI consistently works towards its set goals and commitments in the realm of horticulture and agriculture.

To facilitate information and knowledge exchange, CHAI organizes national and international conferences and workshops. CHAI also disseminates knowledge through publications like books, journals, reports, and newsletters, including the semi-annual International Journal of Innovative Horticulture. CHAI has instituted numerous awards to promote innovation and excellence, and offers several fellowship categories. Dr. H.P. Singh, recognized globally for his outstanding contributions to horticulture and agriculture, serves as CHAI’s Founder and Chairman.


CHAI is dedicated to developing agriculture and horticulture by providing strategic solutions to problems, utilizing the expertise of professionals in the field, and disseminating knowledge.


CHAI aims to foster synergy among societies, associations, experts, and entrepreneurs to encourage all stakeholder’s effective participation and accelerate economic growth through technological interventions and human resource development.


CHAI seeks to catalyze food and nutritional security, along with providing livelihood options, through technology-led agricultural and horticultural development.

Aims and Objectives

  • • CHAI aims to further agriculture and horticulture by improving cooperation through integration of scientific study, education, and knowledge exchange. It seeks to stimulate development by fostering interactions among societies, growers, entrepreneurs, policy planners, and activists. CHAI strives to establish, promote, and support communities for advancement of agriculture and horticulture; and to serve as a liaison with various organizations, institutes including public and private organizations.
  • • CHAI is committed to establishing educational and training institutions for human resource development and skills upgrading. It recognizes individual’s contributions to horticulture through incentives and awards; and encourages participation of scientists in national and international events. CHAI also aims to establish educational and research institutions as well as provide expert guidance to institutions and individuals for human resource development.
  • • CHAI is committed to undertaking all activities deemed necessary to achieve its goals and mission to further the cause of horticulture and agriculture for economic development

Strengths of The CHAI

CHAI boasts a broad spectrum of experts, enrolled as fellows, who provide strategic advice and support technology-led development. The Chairman, Dr. H.P. Singh, brings his expertise from holding various prominent positions nationally and internationally in the field of research, education, and development.

With over 3 fellows specializing in various aspects of agriculture and horticulture, along with over 100 experts from India and abroad, CHAI has a robust intellectual resource base. CHAI has offices in Delhi, Patna, and Bengaluru catering to various business solution needs. As a non-profit company, CHAI has established network with institutions, academies, businesses, NGOs, and international organizations.

The combined expertise of fellows and standing experts, along with its extensive network, enables CHAI to provide knowledge and management strategies for modernizing agriculture/horticulture and serving the nation.