The National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) in collaboration with the ICAR and Indian Agricultural Research Institute will be organizing the 14th Agricultural Science Congress. It will be held at New Delhi from February 20 to 23, 2019 on the theme “Innovations for Agricultural Transformation”. The event will last for 4 days and include technical sessions, plenary sessions, public lectures, farmer’s sessions, poster presentations, inter-university student elocution contest, panel discussions and number of satellite meetings. A large number of participants across the disciplines of researchers, faculty, policymakers, farmers, entrepreneurs, development departments, corporate and private sector leaders, NGOs and students shall be attending this biennial Congress of the Academy.
The theme of the Congress, “Innovations for Agricultural Transformation”, is central to the national complementary pledges of building a New India and Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022. The New India must be free from hunger, undernutrition, poverty, and glaring inequalities. And, Agriculture is the foremost sector to free the nation of these persisting maladies. The Congress will provide an intellectually rich multi-stakeholder platform for discussing and critically analyzing veritable disruptive innovations for transforming agriculture and food systems to reshape India. The Congress will showcase agriculture not only as the main source of employment and livelihood security for nearly 50 per cent of India’s population, bulging to be the largest in the world by 2025, but also as a business opportunity, service provider, industry, and ecosystem protector.
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