XXXI Annual Workshop of All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Spices was held on a virtual platform from 29 - 30 September 2020. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. R. Chandra Babu, Vice Chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur on 29 September 2020 in a meeting presided over by Dr. A.K. Singh, DDG (Hort. Sci.), ICAR, New Delhi. Scientists from 38 co-ordinating centres and IISR & NRC Seed Spices participated in the two-day’s deliberations. The Workshop identified four new spice varieties for release and several technologies for including in PoP. The plenary session was chaired by Dr. N.K. Krishna Kumar, Former DDG & Chairman, RAC. Shri D. Sathiyan IFS , Secretary, Spices Board was the chief guest. Dr. Vikramaditya Pandey (ADG, ICAR, New Delhi), Dr. K. Nirmal Babu (Former Director & Project Coordinator), Dr. Gopal Lal (Director, NRC Seed Spices, Ajmer), Dr. A.B. Remashree (Director-Research, Spices Board), Dr. Homey Cherian, Director, DASD), Dr. H.P. Maheshwarappa (Project Coordinator - Palms) and Dr. Dhirendra Singh (Ed-Sr. Breeder, SKNAU, Jobner) chaired various sessions.