About Us

Indian Council of Food and Agriculture is an apex think tank for addressing policy issues concerning farmers, food and agro industries. ICFA is serving as 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. Industry oriented Working Groups and sector specific National Councils, District and State Councils help ICFA represent the interests of key stakeholders at the national level while simultaneously positioning India’s food and agriculture sector prominently on the world 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

ICFA through its proactive policy and trade agenda and global partnerships is creating opportunities for growth, value addition and trade to help improve the income of farmers. The Council through its Working Groups and country specific Joint Business Councils seeks to represent the interests of all the stakeholders...

Leaders Speak
  • Rajnath Singh
    Hon'able Home Minister, Government of India
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  • M Venkaiah Naidu
    Hon’ble Vice President of India
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  • Suresh Prabhu
    Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Government of India
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  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal,
    Hon’ble Minister of Food Processing Industries, Government of India
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  • Prakash Javadekar
    Hon’ble Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India
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  • Prakash Singh Badal
    Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Punjab
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  • H.E. Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki
    Hon’ble Governor of Haryana and Punjab
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  • OP Dhankad
    Hon’ble Agriculture Minister, Government of Haryana
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  • N. Chandrababu Naidu
    Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh
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  • Prof. MS Swaminathan
    Pioneer of India’s Green Revolution
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  • Ajay Shriram
    Chairman, DCM Shriram Group and former President, Confederation of Indian Industry
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  • RD Shroff
    CMD, UPL Group and Chairman, Crop care Federation of India
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  • Amb. Islam Siddiqui
    Senior Advisor, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC
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  • Ratan N Tata
    Chairman, Tata Group
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  • Dr. Shenggan Fan
    Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC
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Our Partners
  • ITC
    International Trade Council, Brussels, Belgium
  • NDRI
    National Dairy Research Institute
  • NIFTEM
    National Institute of Food Technology Management and Entrepreneurships
  • IFPRI
    International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC
  • Michigan State University
    Michigan State University, Michigan, US
  • TERI
    The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi
  • IAG
    India Agriculture Group International, Washington DC
  • MS Swaminathan Foundation
    MS Swaminathan Foundation, Chennai, India
  • University of Western Australia
    University of Western Australia Institute of Agriculture, Perth
  • Government of Haryana
    Government of Haryana
Board Members
  • R S Sodhi
    Managing Director, Amul
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  • Salil Singhal
    Chairman and MD, PI Industries Ltd
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  • Ravi Verma
    Member of Parliament
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  • Dr. R B Singh
    Chancellor, Central Agricultural University
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  • Kapil Mehan
    Group CEO, Adventz India Ltd
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  • Dr. Purvi Mehta
    Head – Agri (South Asia), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
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  • Ajit Jain
    Managing Director, Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd
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  • Dr. K L Chadha
    President, Horticulture Society of India
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  • Ram Mudholkar
    President, EI DuPont India Pvt Ltd
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  • Siraj Choudhry
    Chairman, Cargill India Ltd.
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  • RPS Gandhi
    Chairman, Green Valley Biotech Pvt Ltd Punjab
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  • N G Hegde
    Chairman Emeritus, BAIF Development Research Foundation
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  • Dr P K Joshi
    South Asia Director,IFPRI
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  • Ajay Singh (IAS)
    Agriculture Production Commisioner, Govt. of Chhattisgarh
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  • Ashok Sharma
    President, Mahindra Agri Solution Ltd.
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  • Jai Shroff
    Managing Director, UPL Limited
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  • Dr Maharaj Muthoo
    President, Roman Forum, Rome
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  • Prof. Karim Mahedia
    Director, Africa Partnership Program Michigan State University
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  • B S Soundarajan
    Chairman, Suguna Foods Ltd
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  • Prof. Kadambot Siddique
    Director, Institute of Agriculture, Western Australia University, Perth
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Flagship Programs

Major Initiatives

Working Areas

Policy Research and Business Studies
The success of agriculture or the businesses depends upon the policies of the Governments, which regulate markets, pricing of inputs and outputs and almost everything is governed by the policies. ICFA focusses on research based policy advocacy and development agenda.
Platform for International Partnerships
With the globalization of trade and economies and the issues of trade and climate change emerging as common global concern, there is need for collective efforts and cooperation towards addressing the key global issues. ICFA aims to bring on one platform all the key stake-holders.
Global Trade and Investment Facilitation
India has got very large and diverse food production system, growing almost every animal and every crop that is grown in any part of the world. However, share of India in global food and agriculture trade is minimal, which ICFA promises to boost through trade and agribusiness promotion.
National Knowledge Resource Centre
Agriculture and food sector is vastly diverse and now globally integrating. There is hectic pace of happening in policies, trade, technologies and markets world over, which need to be studied and monitored and its implications analysed and shared with farmers, Governments and other key stake-holders.
Technology and Agribusiness Forum
In an increasingly globalized world, there is 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 at organizing regular dialogues and deliberations.
Crop Stewardship Program and Agri Services
Indian agriculture lacks professional services right from GAP certification to farm management and agribusinesses to delivery of programs and schemes. ICFA is committed to addressing this need by organising farmers to connect them with services, technologies and national and global markets.

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