10 th
LEADERSHIP Summit & Awards 2017
5-6 September 2017, Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi
from Agriculture to Agribusiness

Even after decreased contribution to GDP, agriculture still continues as a major livelihood provider around the globe, especially in the developing world; and hence responsible for economic growth and social transformation. Mammoth work has been done in agriculture in the recent years on the part of the industry, NGOs, CGIAR bodies and institutions, supported by the Government and international organisations to transform the agriculture and allied sectors. The most significant development in the last one decade has been the emergence of large number of start-ups in food and agriculture, across the value chain spectrum, completing the chain from farm to fork. In India, the Government schemes like ACABC, Startup India, Standup India, Skilled India and launch of MUDRA Bank and such other initiatives have accelerated the value creation and entrepreneurship activities in the farm sector and connected the same to the markets and the consumers through innovative agribusiness models.

Dr MJ Khan
Indian Council of Food and Agriculture
Prof MS Swaminathan
1st World Food Prize Laureate
Alok Sinha
Director General
Indian Council of Food and Agriculture

Globally, agriculture has transformed significantly over the years; from being a means of subsistence to now market linked and commercialized with application of advance technologies and integration. Agriculture in India has also come a long way from the days of ‘ship to mouth’ to a situation of ‘warehouses overflowing with food grains’. Agriculture is evolving into agribusiness and getting more market focused with value chain development, IT application and market spread, driven by the progressive government policies, aggressive play by institutions and the entry of large corporate in food and agriculture businesses. The role of these stake-holders in driving the growth and value added transformation of farms sector is commendable. But, most of them do not get any recognition for their contributions to the agriculture and for empowering farmers.

Who should participate
  • Political Leaders, Policy Makers and Diplomats
  • Officials of the Central and State Governments
  • Industry leaders and agribusiness industry executives
  • Experts, researchers, academic and extension persons
  • Banking, insurance, financial, rural and development professionals
  • Entrepreneurs, food and agribusiness professionals, agri graduates and NGOs
  • Farmers, processors, traders, exporters, media and extension agencies and KPOs
September 5, 2017
Inaugural Session
= 09:30 am – 10:45 am
Release of 10th Agriculture Year Book 2017
= 10:00 am
Launch of ICFA Activity Report
= 10:35 am
Launch of ICFA Parliamentary Forum
= 10:40 am
Tea Break
= 10.45 am – 11.15 am
Climate Smart Agriculture for Global Food Security
= 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Doubling Farmers’ Incomes by 2022
= 12:15 pm – 01:15 pm
Lunch Break
= 01.15 pm – 02 :00 pm
Technologies for Yield and Quality Management
= 02:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Policy Initiatives and Role of States in Agriculture
= 03:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Tea Break
= 04.00 pm – 04.30 pm
Partnering for African Agriculture Development
= 04:30 pm – 05:30 pm
Launch of USA-India-Africa Partnership Platform
= 5:30 pm
International Cooperation for Agriculture Growth
= 05:30 pm – 06:45 pm
Signing of MoU between ICFA and German Agribusiness Alliance
Release of Book on Eco-Agriculture Revolution by Dr MH Mehta
= 6:45 pm
Tea Break
= 06:45 pm – 07.15 pm
Presentation of Global Agriculture Leadership Awards
= 07:15 pm - 09:00 pm
= 09:00 pm
September 6, 2017
Precision farming and agro processing 
= 09:30 am – 10:45 am
Tea Break
= 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Eco-Agriculture and GAP Certification for Safer Food
= 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Launch of Crop Stewardship Program and AGROCERT agency
= 12:15 pm
Launch of agripositions.com website
= 12:30 pm
ICT in Agriculture
= 12:45 pm – 01:15 pm
Lunch Break
= 01:15 pm – 02:00 pm
Connecting Farmers with Trade and Markets
= 02:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Innovative Farmers Experiences
= 03:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Launch of All India Farmers’ Alliance (AIFA) website
= 3:30 pm
Concluding session and road map presentation
= 04:00 pm – 04:30 pm
Launch of Agriculture Knowledge Transformation Platform
= 4:30 pm
Concluding Tea Session
= 04:30 pm – 05:00 pm
Awards Categories
  • Policy Leadership Award
  • Research Leadership Award
  • Academic Leadership Award
  • Farming Leadership Award
  • Agribusiness Leadership Award
  • CSR Leadership Award
  • Corporate Leadership Award
  • Entrepreneur Leadership Award
  • Livelihood Leadership Award
  • African Development Award
  • Development Leadership Award
  • International Leadership Award
  • Africa Development Award
  • Young Achiever Award
  • Life Time Achievements Award
  • Global Business Leadership Award
  • Best Animal Husbandry State
  • Best Horticulture StateAward
  • Best Agriculture State Award
  • International Leadership Award
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Our Venue

Hotel Taj Palace New Delhi (5-6 September, 2017)