Introduction

Agriculture is the largest employer in India @ 50% and a pre-dominant sector of India’s economy with an annual output of $ 370 billion. While India ranks 12th in manufacturing and 11th in services sector, it is the 2nd largest agricultural GDP in the world, $90 billion more than USA. Agriculture is deeply embedded into Indian culture, festivals and life philosophy, being the principal economic activity for the majority of our population. Indian Agriculture has undergone a momentous metamorphosis from the days of ‘ship to mouth’ and now exporting agri produce worth $ 40 billion. Our farmers have made India proud with their zealous and diligent hard work, supported by government policies and technologies from the industry.

However, in the last two decades there is a paradoxical situation emerging. On one hand, there are massive scale success stories and innovative agribusiness models, powered by policies and substantially enhanced engagement of the industry, banks and government institutions. On the other hand, natural resources are depleting, rural urban income gap is widening and farmers suicide deaths continue unabated. A silver lining, nonetheless is that educated youth understand the potential and are engaging in farm ventures and agribusinesses, progressive farmers in many parts of the country are innovating conventional practices to become successful farm entrepreneurs by leveraging upon the strengths of the markets, industry and institutions.

Indian Council of Food and Agriculture envisions to provide exposure to farmers by sharing successful agribusiness models and sensitize them with policies, schemes, technologies and markets. Rewarding evolution will be evident when farmers themselves become role models for fellow farmers. With this aspiration, ICFA along with All India Farmers Alliance is organizing the 1st All India Progressive Farmers Convention on 14-15th December 2017 in New Delhi. Sh Radha Mohan Singh Ji, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare has been requested to inaugurate the same. The forum aims to establish a national level platform for progressive farmers to share their success stories and connect with the industry and key stake-holders for collaboration and growth opportunities.

अखिल भारतीय प्रगतिशील किसान सम्मेलन और पुरस्कार समारोह

जैसा की आप जानते हैं, भारतीय कृषि के पिछले दो दशकों में एक विरोधाभास की स्थिति है | एक ओर, बड़े पैमाने पर सफलता की कहानियां और प्रगतिशील कृषि व्यवसाय मॉडल हैं| और दूसरी तरफ, प्राकृतिक संसाधन घट रहे हैं, ग्रामीण - शहरी आय अंतर बढ़ रहा है और किसानों की आत्महत्याएं चिंताजनक हैं । संयोग से एक सकारात्मक सत्य यह भी है की शिक्षित युवाओं को कृषि उद्यमों और व्यवसायों में फायदेमंद एवं अपार क्षमता की समझ है और वे कृषि क्षेत्र में कार्य करने के लिए उत्सुक है । देश के कई प्रगतिशील किसानों ने पारंपरिक कृषि पद्धतियों में नवपरिवर्तन किया है ताकि वे बाजारों, उद्योगों और संस्थानों की ताकत से लाभ उठा सकें।

भारतीय कृषि एवं खाद्य परिषद, इन प्रगतिशील किसानों के लिए अपनी सफलता और कृषि व्यवसाय मॉडल को साझा करने के लिए एक राष्ट्रीय स्तर का मंच स्थापित कर रहे हैं । मंच का उद्देश्य, सहयोग और विकास के अवसरों के लिए नीतियों, योजनाओं, तकनीकों और बाजारों के साथ उन्हें संवेदनशील बनाना है । इस माध्यम से ये प्रगतिशील किसान, स्वयं, साथी किसानों के लिए आदर्श बनेंगे। इस आकांक्षा के साथ, आईसीएफए ने आल इंडिया किसान अलायंस के साथ १४ और १५ दिसंबर २०१७ को कंस्टीटूशन क्लब, रफी मार्ग, नई दिल्ली में पहले अखिल भारतीय प्रगतिशील किसान सम्मेलन और पुरस्कार समारोह का आयोजन किया है। सभी भारतीय राज्यों से पुरस्कार नामांकन और लगभग 300 प्रगतिशील किसानों की भागीदारी एक समृद्ध अनुभव सुनिश्चित करेंगे ।

Objectives
  • Sensitize the civil society, media and government on policy issues concerning farmers.
  • Provide a national level platform to farmers to share their innovative models and success stories.
  • Share latest schemes, agri-input products, technologies and services with farmers.
  • Rewarding interactions between industry CEOs, banks, institutions, officials and farmers.
  • Networking to collaborate for contract farming and successful agribusiness models.
  • Deliberations on the issues, agenda and roadmap for redressal of farmers’ distress.
  • Recognition of progressive farmers for their innovative models that can motivate fellow farmers.
Program Details

Day-1 - Thursday 14th December 2017

10:00 am – 10:30 am
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Sharing Agri Business Models and Farmers’ Success Stories

11:30 am – 01:30 pm
01:30 pm - 02:30 pm

Fostering Market Linkages: Farmer Industry Interaction

02:00 pm – 03:15 pm

Connecting with Innovations and Technologies: Farmer Scientist Interaction

03:15 pm – 04:30 pm
04:30 pm

Day-2 - Friday 15th December 2017

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Government Flagship Programs: Farmer Officials Interaction

10:30 am – 11:45 am

Enhancing Inputs, Credit and Insurance Outreach

11:45 am – 01:00 pm
01:00 am - 01:45 am

Transforming Farmer into Farm Entrepreneur

01:45 pm – 03:00 pm
AIFA Progressive Farmer Awards 2017
03:00 pm – 04:30 pm
04:30 pm
AIFA Progressive Farmer Awards

ICFA will be unveiling a report and compilation of farmers’ success stories with best agribusiness models. ICFA will also be recognizing farmers with the “AIFA Progressive Farmer Awards” under different categories constituted by a national level Awards. The convention will be attended by key stake-holders including central and state ministers, senior officials, heads of banks and development institutions, industry CEOs, scientists, agribusiness professionals and major farmers’ organizations. There are in all 15 awards to be presented to the innovative farmers. Farmers will be selected by a Jury, chaired by Prof. RB Singh, Chancellor, Central Agriculture University and chairman, ICFA Agriculture Knowledge Transformation Platform with Dr. Rajaram Tripathi, National Convener, All India Farmers Alliance as Co-chairman and Mr. NS Randhawa, ED, ICFA as Member Secretary. The Award carries a citation, memento and cheque of Rs. 21,000.

The selection of farmers will be done on the criteria of innovations done in farming, yields record created, partnership with industry and institutions reached, technology shared with fellow farmers, value added activities and any new experiments successfully done, leading to record profits and establishing new model of farming. Farmers recommended by the State Government, District Administration or any Governmental body and those already awarded by State Government or any prestigious body will be given preference in selection. The decision of the Committee will be final and binding:

Awards Categories
  • Innovations in Farming
  • Precision Farming
  • Best FPO
  • Medicinal Crops Farming
  • Aromatic Crops Farming
  • More Crop Per Drop
  • Poultry Farming
  • Fisheries Farming
  • Farm Level Processing
  • Contract Farming
  • Dairy Farming
  • High-tech Horticulture
  • Organic Farming
  • Integrated Farming
  • Farmer Leadership

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Sponsorship Opportunity

Partner Organisation (INR 7.50 Lacs)

  • Official status of the Partner Organisation of the event (single organisation).
  • Name and logos to appear along with the organizers in all the promotional materials.
  • Name and logo to appear in all advertisements and social media.
  • Sharing of inaugural dais with the VVIPs and speaking at the inaugural function.
  • Back cover page advertisement in souvenir.
  • Logo to be prominently displayed in the backdrop and standees.
  • Ten minutes slot for organizational film to be run in the dinner time.
  • Products brochures to be placed in the main kit.
  • Lifetime ICFA Corporate Membership.

Main Sponsors (INR 4.0 Lacs)

  • Official status of Main Sponsors to the event.
  • Name and logo to appear in all the promotional materials and panels.
  • Name and logo to appear in all advertisements and social media, on-site standees.
  • Sharing of the concluding dais and addressing the function.
  • Speaking slot in one of the relevant sessions.
  • Inside cover page advertisement in souvenir.
  • Products brochures will be displayed on the registration table.
  • Lifetime ICFA Corporate Membership.

Co-Sponsors (INR 2.50 Lacs)

  • Official status of Co- Sponsors to the event.
  • Name and logo to appear in all the promotional materials and panels.
  • Special acknowledgment during inaugural and concluding functions.
  • Name and logo to appear in all advertisements and site panel etc.
  • Speaker slot in one of the relevant sessions.
  • Advertisement in the souvenir.

Lunch Sponsors (INR 2.0 Lacs)

  • Official status of Lunch Sponsor.
  • Name and logo to appear in all the promotional materials and panels.
  • Special acknowledgment during concluding function.
  • Name and logo to appear in all advertisements and site panel etc.
  • Advertisement in the souvenir.
  • Three banners or standees can be put up inside the food venue.
  • Lifetime ICFA Associate Corporate Membership.

Awards Title Partner (INR 7.50 Lacs)

  • Official status of the Partner to the “AIFA Farmer Awards” (Single organization).
  • Name and logos to appear along with the organizers in all the promotional materials.
  • Name and logo to appear in all advertisements and social media.
  • Sharing of the Award Dais with the VVIPs and speaking at the Award function.
  • Speaking slot in one of the sessions at the convention.
  • One page advertisement in souvenir.
  • Five minutes time for organization film to be shown during dinner time.
  • Products brochures will be placed in the main kit.

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