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, NNGOs, CGIAR bodies and institutions, supported by...Read More
Food and Agriculture sector is undergoing a rapid transformation in India and globally. The role of various stake-holders in driving the growth and value added transformation of farm sector is commendable. The institution of the Agriculture Leadership Awards in 2008 was a significant step in this direction to recognize the contributions of various stake-holders in...Read More
In order to maintain the sanctity and stature of these Awards thorough screening is done by eminent experts. To make the process more authentic the Awards Committee also seeks informal views from a large number of people related directly or indirectly with agriculture and verify the claims of the applicants from the relevant sources. The selection of awardees is made through a two tier system. The Award Sub-Committees, headed by one member of the National Committee, screens and recommends to the National Committee for finalizing the names. All the applications and nominations received are screened to ensure that they satisfy all the conditions laid down by the Awards Secretariat. These are then put up to the respective Sub Committees. The second stage is the circulation of the entries by the Sub Committees, who evaluate the entries based on agreed parameters and recommend three names for each Award to the National Committee for the final selection. Based on the feedback received, the National Committee will make a list of the winning entries in each category. The high standard set for the Awards in the previous years is maintained. The applicants and sponsors may therefore check the level of contributions made by the winners of previous Agriculture Leadership Awards, before applying or sponsoring nominations.