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Knowledge and Strategic Partner Next Generation Indian Agriculture - Role of Crop Protection Solutions A report on Indian Agrochemical Industry July 2016
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Knowledge and Strategic Partner Next Generation Indian Agriculture - Role of Crop Protection Solutions A report on Indian Agrochemical Industry July 2016
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Message I am pleased to note that Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in association with the Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare and the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals (C&PC), Government of India is organizing the 6th National Conference on Agrochemicals on July 19, 2016 at New Delhi. The theme of the conference viz: “ Next Generation Indian Agriculture-Role of Crop Protections Solutions” is is most appropriate at the present juncture. A UN study on global population trends predicts that India will surpass China to become the most populous nation in the world by 2022. With a present size of 1.32 billion, India currently supports nearly 17.84% of the world population, with 2.4% land resources and 4 % of water resources. Keeping pace with these growing numbers, the country will not only have to raise its agricultural production but also the productivity to ensure food and nutrition security of the nation. Crop protection chemicals, agronomy, fertigation, seed treatment, bio-technology development etc. are some of the emerging solutions, which I am sure will be well debated in the conference. I wish it all the best.
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Dr. Ram K Mudholkar Chairman FICCI Crop Protection Sub Committee President- DuPont South Asia & Business Director- Crop Protection, South Asia As Chairman, Crop Protection Chemicals Sub Committee of FICCI, I must congratulate Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare and the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India for supporting and joining FICCI in organizing the 6th National Conference on Agrochemicals on July 19, 2016. India currently supports nearly 17.84% of the world population, with 2.4% land resources and 4.0 % of water resources. It is also noted that about 15-25% potential crop production is lost due to insect pests, weeds and diseases. Keeping pace with the growing population and their changing demand for quality food, the country will need to raise quantity and quality of agricultural production to ensure food and nutrition security of the nation. India today imports substantial quantities of pulses and oilseeds on a regular basis and sugar and other products from time to time. We can ill afford to do such imports longer term – we must become 'swadeshi' or self-sufficient and be the net exporters thereby ensuring farmers welfare on a longer term sustainable basis. Crop protection is not just about crop protection chemicals to manage pests – we must have holistic, environmentally safe “crop protection & crop health solutions” for overall wellbeing of Indian agriculture and millions of our farmers. The 6th National Conference on Agrochemicals is designed to debate and discuss the Crop Protection & Crop Health Solutions through various approaches and various technologies.
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