Indian Council of Food and Agriculture is an apex think tank for addressing policy issues concerning farmers, food and agro industries. ICFA serves as a global platform for trade facilitation, partnerships, technology, investments and agribusiness services. A proactive approach helps ICFA in discerning critical challenges emerging in Indian agriculture along with creating opportunities for development, value addition and international trade to augment farmers’ growth and farm revenue. The industry-oriented Working Groups and sector-specific Councils of ICFA represent the interests of key stakeholders on a national level. By way of providing international platforms and partnerships, ICFA facilitates global engagement and positions India’s food and agriculture industry prominently on the map.
भारतीय खाद्य एवं कृषि परिषद ( आईसीएफए ) एक सर्वोच्च विचारक मंडल है जो कृषि, खाद्य और कृषि उद्द्योग से संबंधित नीतिगत मुद्दों को संबोधित करने के लिए कार्यरत है। व्यापार सुविधा, साझेदारी, प्रौद्योगिकी, निवेश और कृषि व्यवसाय सेवाओं के लिए आईसीएफए एक वैश्विक मंच के रूप में स्थापित है। एक सक्रिय दृष्टिकोण के साथ आईसीएफए ने किसानों की आय में वृद्धि और उनके विस्तृत विकास की कल्पना की है और अंतरराष्ट्रीय व्यापार के प्रोत्साहन हेतु अवसर स्थापित कर रहे हैं । आईसीएफए के उद्योग आधारित कार्य समूह और जिला, राज्य, राष्ट्र स्तरीय परिषद, प्रमुख हितधारकों के हित और कल्याण का प्रतिनिधित्व करते हैं तथा भारतीय खाद्य और कृषि क्षेत्र को विश्व के नक़्शे पर प्रमुखता से प्रक्षेपित करते हैं।
Indian Council of Food and Agriculture is working as the apex policy think tank, trade facilitation body and development enterprise for food and agriculture sector in India and serving as global platform for partnerships. With the increasing globalization, there are newer challenges emerging, which need to be proactively addressed for India’s Food and Agriculture sector to grow, engage and compete globally and contribute towards food and nutritional security. ICFA through its outreach policy and business agenda and global partnerships is creating opportunities for growth, value addition and trade to help improve the income of farmers....
The success of agriculture and the allied sectors depends on the policies formulated by the Governments, which regulate markets, pricing of inputs and outputs. ICFA focuses on research based policy advocacy and development agenda.
With the globalization of trade and economies and the emerging challenges concerning trade and climate change, there is a need for collective efforts and cooperation towards addressing these issues. ICFA aims to bring all the key stakeholders on one platform to deliberate on potential solutions.
India has a very vast and diverse food production system, with numerous varieties of animals and crops that are available in any other part of the world. However, India’s contribution in the global food and agriculture trade is minimal. ICFA aims to boost this contribution through trade and agribusiness promotion.
The agriculture and food sector is vastly diverse and is now globally integrating. Policies, trade, technologies, and markets around the world are advancing at a fast pace. These advancements need to be studied and monitored, and their implications need to be analysed and shared with the farmers, governments, and other key stakeholders.
The increasingly globalized world has given rise to the need for continuous dialogues and discussions on trade and policies, technologies and knowledge sharing for farmers, industry, entrepreneurs and policy makers to get updated knowledge and global perspective. ICFA aims to organize regular dialogues and conventions for all stakeholders to get together on one platform and deliberate on these topics.
Indian agriculture lacks professional services right from GAP certification to farm management and agribusinesses to delivery of programs and schemes. ICFA dedicatedly works to address this issue by providing a platform for the farmers to connect them with services, technologies, and national and global markets.