Nagaland has been chosen as the ‘Best Horticulture State’ in the 11th Global Agriculture Leadership Summit and Leadership Awards 2018.
11th Global Leadership Awards were announced and the Agriculture Year Book 2018 was launched.
Leveraging upon its past experiencing, ICFA has launched 1st World Agriculture Prize and MS Swaminathan Global Dialogue on Climate Change and Food Security to come up with a blueprint for sustained agriculture growth in changing the face of climate and weather extremes.
Global Agriculture Summit:
Global Agriculture Summit is an annual event organized by Indian Council of Food and Agriculture to discuss the broad scenario and trends in the agriculture sector, trade, technology, investments and the need for appropriate policy initiatives on the part of the Government by bringing together eminent personalities of Indian and global agriculture on one platform.
The summit aims to discuss the broad issues in agriculture and agribusiness, and measures to empower farmers and unleash the potential of India’s agriculture sector by deliberating upon national and global challenges for farmers, agribusinesses and startups, the issue of employment and agriculture development and bring out a roadmap for the same.
ICFA had established the Agriculture Leadership Awards in 2008 to recognize the leadership roles played by individuals and institutions positively impacting the lives of farmers and rural masses.
Andhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu was awarded the Policy Leadership Award for his proactive policies for uplifting the farming community by focusing on irrigation, investment, global partnerships, marketing initiatives, and zero budget natural farming.
The best fisheries State Award was given Jharkhand for efforts in augmenting the production potential of the state in fisheries segment. Further, Bihar is Best Animal Husbandry State, Nagaland is a best Horticultural state, Gujarat is Best Agriculture State and Haryana has been conferred with Program Leadership Award.
Indian Council of Food and Agriculture is an apex think tank for addressing policy issues concerning farmers, food, and agro-industries. ICFA is serving as a global platform for trade facilitation, partnerships, technology, investments and agribusiness services.