To meet the challenge of sustainably feeding 9 billion people by 2050, the agricultural sector will need to undergo major transformation. More nutritious food will need to be produced using fewer resources, bringing greater benefits to farmers and rural communities. Achieving this transformation will require new approaches and extensive coordination among all stakeholders in the agricultural system.

Market-based approaches, while not the only answer, will be an important tool in the “toolbox” to drive change – providing the efficiency, scalability and market based incentives to power a large-scale effort.Crop Life India organized a one day seminar on the occasion of 39th Annual General Meeting. The seminar was divided in the four session with the inaugural session started at the 3.00 PM.

The Chief Guest Mr. P Raghavendra Rao, Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India addressed the delegates with ignited the open discussion on the spurious and substandard crop protection pesticides. He further listened to the voice of Mr. R G Agarwal, Chairman, Dhanuka Agritech and assured the house that soon there shall be a meeting of the manufacturers and sellers of the crop protection solutions available in the Indian Market.

Due to lively discussion the members took keen interest in the deliberations. As the theme of the inaugural session was ” New Government’s Vision for Agriculture Transformation in India”.

Professor Punjab Singh, President National Academy of Agriculture Sciences, delivered the Keynote on the topic the role of crop protection in Food Security, giving data of usage of the crop protection pesticides etc in other countries in comparison to India. He further given the scenario of the Indian Agriculture, the plight of the farmers and the status of the manufacturers of these crop protection material in Indian Industry.