MJ Khan Dr MJ Khan

About Us

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।

Chairman's Message

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....

Leaders Speak
  • Mr. Rajnath Singh

    Mr. Rajnath Singh

    Hon'ble Home Minister

    Government of India

  • Mr.N. Chandrababu Naidu

    Mr.N. Chandrababu Naidu

    Hon'ble Chief Minister

    Government of Andhra Pradesh

  • Mr. Ratan N Tata

    Mr. Ratan N Tata


    Tata Group

  • H.E. Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki

    H.E. Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki

    Hon'ble Governor of


  • Mr. Prakash Javadekar

    Mr. Prakash Javadekar

    Hon'ble Minister of

    Human Resource Development

  • Mr. OP Dhankad

    Mr. OP Dhankad

    Hon'ble Agriculture Minister

    Government of Haryana

  • Mr. M Venkaiah Naidu

    Mr. M Venkaiah Naidu

    Hon'ble Minister of Urban Development

    Government of India

  • Mr. Ajay Shriram

    Mr. Ajay Shriram

    Chairman, DCM Shriram Group and former President

    Confederation of Indian Industry

  • H.E. Mr. S Freddy

    H.E. Mr. S Freddy

    Ambassador of Denmark

    to India

  • Dr.Raman Singh

    Dr.Raman Singh

    Hon'ble Chief Minister

    Government of Chhathisgarh

  • Amb. Islam Siddiqui

    Amb. Islam Siddiqui

    Senior Advisor

    Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC

  • Siraj A Chaudhry

    Siraj A Chaudhry


    Cargill India Limited

  • Prof. MS Swaminathan

    Prof. MS Swaminathan

    Pioneer of

    India's Green Revolution

  • H.E. Mr. Alphonsus Stoelinga

    H.E. Mr. Alphonsus Stoelinga

    Ambassador of

    Netherlands to Indi

  • Anand Mahindra

    Anand Mahindra

    Chairman and MD

    Mahinda Group

  • Mr. Suresh Prabhu

    Mr. Suresh Prabhu

    Hon’ble Minister of Railways

    Government of India

  • Mrs. Harsimrat Badal Kaur

    Mrs. Harsimrat Badal Kaur

    Hon'ble Minister of Food Processing Industries

    Government of India

  • Dr. Shenggan Fan

    Dr. Shenggan Fan

    Director General

    International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC

Our Partners
  • ITC


    International Trade Council

    Brussels, Belgium

  • NDRI


    National Dairy Research Institute




    National Institute of Food Technology

    Management and Entrepreneurships



    International Food Policy Research Institute

    Washington DC

  • Michigan State University

    Michigan State University



  • The Energy and Resources Institute


    The Energy and Resources Institute

    New Delhi

  • India Agriculture Group International


    India Agriculture Group International

    Washington DC

  • MS Swaminathan Foundation

    MS Swaminathan Foundation



  • University of Western Australia

    University of Western Australia

    Institute of Agriculture


  • Government of Haryana

    Government of Haryana



Board Members
  • Dr. R B Singh

    Dr. R B Singh


    Central Agricultural University

  • Salil Singhal

    Salil Singhal

    Chairman and MD

    PI Industries Ltd

  • Dr. P K Joshi

    Dr. P K Joshi

    South Asia Director


  • R S Sodhi

    R S Sodhi

    Managing Director


  • Dr. Purvi Mehta

    Dr. Purvi Mehta

    Head – Agri (South Asia)

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Ajit Jain

    Ajit Jain

    Managing Director

    Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd

  • Jai Shrof

    Jai Shrof

    Managing Director

    UPL Limited

  • Ram Mudholkar

    Ram Mudholkar


    EI DuPont India Pvt Ltd

  • Siraj Chaudhry

    Siraj Chaudhry


    Cargill India Ltd

  • Dr. Maharaj Muthoo

    Dr. Maharaj Muthoo


    Roman Forum, Rome

  • RPS Gandhi

    RPS Gandhi


    Green Valley Biotech Pvt Ltd

  • Dr. K L Chadha

    Dr. K L Chadha


    Horticulture Society of India

  • Prof. Karim Maredia

    Prof. Karim Maredia


    Africa Partnership Program Michigan State University

  • B S Soundarajan

    B S Soundarajan


    Suguna Foods Ltd

  • Prof. Kadambot Siddique

    Prof. Kadambot Siddique


    Institute of Agriculture, Western Australia University, Perth

  • N G Hegde

    N G Hegde

    Chairman Emeritus

    BAIF Development Research Foundation

  • Alok Ranjan

    Alok Ranjan

    Former Chief Secretary

    Uttar Pradesh

  • Alok Sinha

    Alok Sinha

    Director General

    Indian Council of Food and Agriculture

  • Mr. PL Thanga

    Mr. PL Thanga


    Mizoram Planning Board

  • Dr. MJ Khan

    Dr. MJ Khan


    Indian Council of Food and Agriculture

Flagship Programs

Major Initiatives

Working Areas

Policy Research and
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.
Global Platform for Dialogue and Partnerships
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.
Trade Facilitation and Market Access
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.
National Knowledge Resource Centre
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.
Technology and Agri Startups Facilitation
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.
Farmer Market Linkages and Agribusiness Services
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.

Latest Events

ICFA Corporate Members

  • Abbort
  • Green Star
    Nagaarjuna Group
  • ISAP
    Tropical Agro
  • KRBL
  • IB Group
    DCM Shriram
  • Mother Dairy
  • Grow Well Organic & Eco
    Greenstar Fertilisers Limited
    National Rainfed Area Authority
    Andhra Pradesh Food Processing Society
  • Acadian Seaplants Limited
    Sungro Seeds Pvt Ltd (MAHICO)
    Willowood Crop Sciences Pvt Ltd
  • FMC India Pvt. Limited
    Mahindra and Mahindra Limited
    Telangana State Seed & Organic Certification Authority
    Gharda Chemicals Ltd
    Sir Ratan Tata Trust
    NCDEX Investor (Client) Protection Fund Trust
    Escorts Limited
  • IBM India Pvt Ltd.
    Ayurvet Limited
  • ICAR
    Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Ltd.
    Govt of Chhattisgarh
    Relaince Retail

Associate Organizations

Partner Organization

Media Partner