About Us

ICFA is a national level platform in India with a mandate for policy research, advocacy and enterprise development in food and agriculture sector. Besides, ICFA is engaged in business and trade facilitation, farm services and providing a platform for global partnerships. ICFA emerged out of the long felt need for a comprehensive approach to address issues in food and agriculture sector and tapping of emerging global business opportunities overcoming compartmentalized approach and absence of coordination and dialogue among various stake-holders. ICFA aims to foster convergence and greater communication between different stakeholders and work towards bringing India aggressively into the loop of global trade...

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 Minister of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation, Government 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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  • Dr. K.L. Chadha
    Pioneer of India’s Horticulture Revolution
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  • Dr. Maharaj Muthoo
    President, Roman Forum and Global Chair, INBAR
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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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  • Siraj A Chaudhry
    Chairman, Cargill India Limited
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  • Dr. Shenggan Fan
    Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC
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Our Patners
  • 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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Working Areas

Policy Research and Advocacy

The success of farming or the businesses depend upon the policies of the Governments, which regulate markets, pricing of inputs and outputs and almost everything in the environment in which agriculture and food sector operate.
Global Platform for Partnerships

With the globalization of trade and economies and the issue of climate change emerging as major global concern, there is need for collective efforts and cooperation towards achieving food security and environmental sustainability.
Trade and Agribusiness 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.
Startup Ventures and Projects Consulting

Indian agriculture promises enormous opportunities for entrepreneurships development and start-up ventures and agriculture and food value chain, but there is need for effective facilitation and quality projects consulting for best results
Agri Services and Farmer’s Empowerment

Indian agriculture lacks professional services right from farm management and agribusinesses to delivery of programs and schemes and connecting farmers with the markets and technologies, ICFA is committed to address that need.
Food Safety and Agriculture Stewardship

Access to safe, nutritious and healthy food is fundamental right of the people. However a vast population globally is suffering by malnutrition and unsafe food. Towards this end, ICFA has launched GAP Project and Healthy Food Initiative.

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