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DATE :

12-Apr-2012 To 13-Apr-2012

VENUE :

H T Parekh Auditorium, Ahmedabad Management Association, Ahmedabad

THEME :

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    WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON
    • Macroeconomic policies, food inflation and Food Security
    • Agrochemicals & Seeds for Better Productivity
    • New Agriculture Technologies for Better Productivity
    • Harvest Management and Technology for Food Security
    • Emerging Trends & Opportunities Agriculture Sector for Food Security
    • Water resource management and irrigation practices
    • Investment in agro-infrastructure
    • Adaptation of New Agriculture Practices by Farmers’ – Case Studies
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About Conference

As world population reaches 9 billion by 2050, global demand for food will double. As per International Food Policy Research Institute's Global Hunger Index, 2011, India ranks 67 of the 81 countries of the world. To cope up with the increase in demand for food, advancement in irrigation practices and in agriculture research needs more attention. Apart from that investment in agriculture remains critical to sustainable long-term food security.

A recent report of the World Bank highlight the ratio of underweight children in India as highest in the world compared to other counties and almost double than sub-Saharan Africa, It leads to dire situation and will finally affect the productivity and economic growth. Nearly half of younger children face problem of malnutrition and more than 200 million are food-insecure people.
Draft National Food security Bill promises to provide subsidized food grains to 75 percent of the rural population, 46 percent of which will be the priority households and 50 percent of the urban population, including 28 percent in the priority category. The government wants every state to check issuance of bogus ration cards, digitise PDS and ensure grains reach only genuine beneficiaries. These measures will reduce current food subsidy burden to Rs.63, 000 crore, which will go up substantially once the right to food law is implemented. However, yet many points need to be discussed and there is scope for amendment in the draft bill.
The agrochemicals play an important role in the Indian economy to ensure food security for Indian population of 1.21 billion. India is the fourth-largest producer of agrochemicals in the world. However consumption wise India is lowest in the world i.e. 0.58 Kg compared to US (4.5 Kg/ha) and Japan (11 Kg/ha). It is estimated that demand for agrochemicals is expected to increase at 8% annually and will reach over $1.7 billion by 2012, driven by number of factors including need for food grain self-sufficiency and floriculture as well as horticulture sectors.
Today agriculture needs 70% of the total water in the world. Therefore, conservation of water usage in agriculture needs attention. Several new technologies have been invented in the last several decades. Several new strategies are being implemented to save water in agriculture for the sustainable future. These include selecting the drip irrigation and rainwater harvesting. Despite the gradual increase in the implementation of these innovations, erratic rainfall and depleting ground water resources influence agricultural growth, especially its farms and agro-diversity.
Apart from food production, there are several important aspects needing urgent attention to minimize waste of food due to ineffective supply chain management practices. i.e. from the food production in the fields till it reaches its final location. Recent year increasing inflation in food prices, mainly of fruits & vegetables and milk, have a major share in Whole sale Price Index for primary food items and needs further reforms in the supply chain management. Saket Projects Ltd is going to organize two days’ conference on “Food Security: Present Trends and Emerging Opportunities”. The key focus areas will be:
» Macroeconomic policies, food inflation and Food Security » Agrochemicals & Seeds for Better Productivity » New Agriculture Technologies for Better Productivity » Harvest Management and Technology for Food Security » Emerging Trends & Opportunities Agriculture Sector for Food Security » Water resource management and irrigation practices » Investment in agro-infrastructure » Adaptation of New Agriculture Practices by Farmers’ – Case Studies
» To provide a common platform for scientists, researchers, policy makers for sharing the best practices. » To discuss the new agrochemicals technology » Usage of water in agriculture. » To identify research areas and priorities in order to promote ecologically compatible development in the thrust areas of food security. » To discuss pre and post harvesting Issues.

Participation

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

    • Agrochemical Manufacturers & Formulators
    • Biotechnology Industry
    • Seed Industry
    • Exporters and Importers
    • Marketing Managers
    • Consultants
    • Key Executives
    • Eminent Scientists from Industries and Research Institutes
    • Contract Research Organisations
    • Govt. Officials / Regulatory Authorities in Agriculture
    • Policy Makers & Strategist
    • Manufacturers of Process Plant Equipments
    • Packaging Machinery, Lab Analytical Equipments
    • Water Treatment Plants
    • Incinerators
    • Manufacturers of Spray Equipments
    • Manufacturers of Allied Chemicals.

To attend the conference, send the Delegate Registration Form, duly filled in, alongwith necessary Registration Fees.
Rs. 2000/- Per Delegate
Rs. 1500/- Per Delegate (for two or more registrations)

Organiser

Organiser

Saket Projects Limited

Saket Projects Limited is a multi-disciplinary company involved in creating interactive knowledge based platforms through various activities including publications, conferences as well as exhibitions. The company, over a period of time, has developed strategic strengths and core competencies in the areas of information enhancement and service sector. In the process, it has carved out a niche in the diverse areas of Event Management (Conferences & Exhibitions), Technical Publications and Energy Management.

SAKET designs and develops conferences aimed at specific target audience to provide them strategic and timely information on policy initiatives, enhanced business processes, technologies, networking opportunity, shape of things to come, etc., understanding the immediate concerns of today's business executives. With a continued forward thinking approach, the company has successfully organized events on diverse themes at prominent centers in the country with specialization in industry-specific events.


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