The Sustainable Development Goals, endorsed by the United Nations, profoundly emphasize moving away from the current heavy input agricultural system to more
eco-friendly and balanced farming. Eco Agriculture or Agro Ecology is capable of producing enough food in a sustainable manner… without harming the
environment. It incorporates the term ‘Organic Farming’ which is often conveyed as a production and marketing model and offers all inclusive elements to
manage the agro system. Eco Agriculture is therefore being recognized as the most critical and essential desideratum for an environment friendly future.
Fortunately, our awareness and knowledge for this urgency has escalated during the last few decades. Almost all world forums are instigating and encouraging
the transformation of theories from the laboratories to actual practices and demonstrated applications. In accordance, ICFA visualizes this Working Group to
play a vital role in drafting a road map and action plan for ushering in the impending ‘Ever Green’ - Eco Agriculture Revolution in a sustainable manner.
Recognizing the significance of organic farming and bio-products for health, environment, biodiversity preservation and sustainability of human
civilization, Indian Council of Food and Agriculture has launched a Working Group on
Eco Agriculture and Bio products
Chairman The Science Ashram
Managing Director Biostadt India
Principal Scientist (Agro-Ecosystems), Head-Geoinformatics Unit
Representative India, Global Organic Textile Standard
Senior Fellow & Convener, Plant Biotech & Sustainable Agri, TERI
COO, Gujarat Life Sciences
Editor, Pure & Eco India
CMD, National Research Development Corporation
Co-Founder & Director, Grow Well Organic & Eco Products
Managing Director, Zydex Industries
President, Borlaug Farmers Association
India Representative, Food and Agriculture Organization FAO
Organic Farming Expert, NCOF
Author – Natueco Farming, NGO - Organic Farming
Country Head, Acadian Plant Health
Joint Director, PDS Organic Spices
Vice Chancellor, SD Agricultural University
Chief Executive Officer, Zytex Biotech
Vice President Organics, RoundGlass Partners
Chairman - AP & Telangana, Bamboo Society of India
Managing Director, Organic Wellness
GM - Tech and Devt , International Panaacea
Managing Director, Biotech International
Vice President, Asia , Agrinos India
Founder Director, Inhana Organic Research Fdn
Director & CEO, Nature Pearls Pvt Ltd
CEO, Aryan International
Founder & CEO, Armon International
Executive Director, Women’s Action for Development (WAFD)
Organic Farming Expert, Advisor to Mr Narendra Modi
CEO, Chetna Vikas Swarajya Trust
Managing Director, Solidaridad Network
VP Indian Micronutrient Manufac Assn, Multiplex Group - MD
Managing Director, Sresta Natural Bioproducts
CEO, OneCert International
Managing Director, 3B Biotech
Global Corporate Affairs Director, Valagro
President, Acadian Plant Health
CEO, Agrigenome Limited
Mayank Singhal MD, PI Industries
Managing Director, Stevia Biotech
President, Organic Farming Association of India
Former DDG – NRM, ICAR
VP & Founder Director, Reliance Fresh
Organic Farming Expert, Green Organics
Managing Director, Clover Organic
Director of Research, Anand Agricultural University
Director SEWA, Self Employed Women’s Association
CEO, Organic India
Director, Directorate of Biological Control
Managing Director, Koraput Organic
Head PPMC, VC Office, University of Agricultural Sciences
President, National Academy of Sciences
Owner, Saguna Baug
Executive Secretary, Indian Agricultural Universities Association
Managing Director, Biocert International
Stimulate Eco-Agriculture practices that catalyse sustainable productivity with natural resource management, biodiversity, innovation, capacity building, awareness and policy reforms
To be a coordinator across stakeholders enabling an interface by organizing workshops, seminars, policy dialogues on various critical aspects of organic agriculture. The forum will follow up on important recommendations with concerned national and international agencies; facilitate farmer’s sensitization; promote quality certification infrastructure and international collaborations.
To organize workshops, seminars, policy dialogues on challenges and opportunities for growth and development of Eco Agriculture and Bio Products.
Follow up on actionable reforms and recommendations including those from earlier important reports with the concerned Ministries and National / International agencies.
To collate and document potential areas in the states for future investments and product development based on regional comparative advantages.
To provide a platform for international collaborations and consultancy services to the developing countries and undertake action research and documentation of best model for furthering developmental reforms.
To bring out occasional papers on innovative strategies based on action research, and present them to the nodal agencies and departments in Government of India / States.
To facilitate international partnerships and provide a platform for various national and international corporates to share their success stories and experiences and provide expert consultancies for good agriculture practices.
To strengthen the network for developing infrastructure and skill, mobilization of investments, technologies and promoting agro trade.
To promote public private sector partnerships and facilitate entrepreneurships development at all levels for comprehensive growth of Eco Agriculture.
A huge potential to bring in Eco Agri Revolution which is capable of producing enough food and accessible food without harming the environment.
Playing a key role in COP – 22 requirement.
New opportunity for a large number of R & D based agri bio industries – creation of appropriate infrastructure and a large number of enterprises all over the country.
Eco Village - Clean Village using farm agro waste to high value Bio Composts for improving soil health and water security.
Sustainable and thriving agriculture for the coming years. Playing a key role for hunger free and sustainable farming for the developing world… especially Asia and Africa.
Developing and producing the range of eco-friendly agri bio inputs which are cost effective and eco-friendly.
Setting up a cluster of new generation, agri bio inputs companies / co-operatives.
Farm demonstrations under different agro climatic conditions.
Creating large scale awareness and reaching out to smallest farmers.
Quality standardization and uniformity and market link ups.