10 th
LEADERSHIP Summit & Awards 2017
5-6 September 2017, Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi
from Agriculture to Agribusiness

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, NGOs, CGIAR bodies and institutions, supported by the Government and international organisations to transform the agriculture and allied sectors. The most significant development in the last one decade has been the emergence of large number of start-ups in food and agriculture, across the value chain spectrum, completing the chain from farm to fork. In India, the Government schemes like ACABC, Startup India, Standup India, Skilled India and launch of MUDRA Bank and such other initiatives have accelerated the value creation and entrepreneurship activities in the farm sector and connected the same to the markets and the consumers through innovative agribusiness models.

Prof. M.S. Swaminathan
UNESCO Chair on Ecotechnology and 1st World Food Prize Laureate
Dr. H.K. Bhanwala
National Bank For Agriculture & Rural Development
Dr. M.J. Khan
Indian Council of Food and Agriculture
Mr. Alok Sinha
Director General,
Indian Council of Food and Agriculture

Globally, agriculture has transformed significantly over the years; from being a means of subsistence to now market linked and commercialized with application of advance technologies and integration. Agriculture in India has also come a long way from the days of ‘ship to mouth’ to a situation of ‘warehouses overflowing with food grains’. Agriculture is evolving into agribusiness and getting more market focused with value chain development, IT application and market spread, driven by the progressive government policies, aggressive play by institutions and the entry of large corporate in food and agriculture businesses. The role of these stake-holders in driving the growth and value added transformation of farms sector is commendable. But, most of them do not get any recognition for their contributions to the agriculture and for empowering farmers.

Who should participate
  • Political Leaders, Policy Makers and Diplomats
  • Officials of the Central and State Governments
  • Industry leaders and agribusiness industry executives
  • Experts, researchers, academic and extension persons
  • Banking, insurance, financial, rural and development professionals
  • Entrepreneurs, food and agribusiness professionals, agri graduates and NGOs
  • Farmers, processors, traders, exporters, media and extension agencies and KPOs
September 5, 2017
Inaugural Session
= 09:30 am – 10:45 am
Tea Break
= 10.45 am – 11.15 am
Global food security challenges in face of climate change
= 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Doubling farmers’ incomes in five years
= 12:15 pm – 01:15 pm
Lunch Break
= 01.15 pm – 02 :00 pm
Precision Farming for yield and quality management
= 02:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Empowering farmers through trade and technologies
= 03:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Tea Break
= 04.00 pm – 04.30 pm
ICT and e-commerce in agriculture
= 04:30 pm – 05:30 pm
Connecting farmers with markets - role of eNAM
= 05:30 pm – 06:45 pm
Doubling farmers’ incomes in five years
= 12:15 pm – 01:15 pm
Tea Break
= 06:45 pm – 07.15 pm
Presentation of Global Agriculture Leadership Awards
= 07:15 pm - 09:00 pm
= 09:00 pm
September 6, 2017
Revisiting policies on contract farming and agro processing
= 09:30 am – 10:45 am
Tea Break
= 10:45 am – 11:15 am
GAP and traceability systems for quality production
= 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Linking production with industry and markets
= 12:15 pm – 01:15 pm
Lunch Break
= 01:15 pm – 02:00 pm
International cooperation & partnerships for agribusiness growth
= 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm
Concluding Session and Road Map presentation
= 03:30 pm – 04:30 pm
Tea Break
= 04:30 pm – 05:00 pm
Awards Categories
  • Policy Leadership Award
  • Research Leadership Award
  • Academic Leadership Award
  • Farming Leadership Award
  • Agribusiness Leadership Award
  • CSR Leadership Award
  • Corporate Leadership Award
  • Entrepreneur Leadership Award
  • Livelihood Leadership Award
  • Development Leadership Award
  • International Leadership Award
  • Africa Development Award
  • Young Achiever Award
  • Life Time Achievements Award
  • Global Business Leadership Award
  • Best Animal Husbandry State
  • Best Horticulture StateAward
  • Best Agriculture State Award
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Our Venue

Hotal Taj Palace New Delhi (5-6 September, 2017)