Lucknow: A four-day international congress on conservation of agricultural resources and their use in fighting poverty and hunger will be held in New Delhi in February.
“More than 1,000 delegates from across the world are expected to participate in the fourth World Congress on Conservation Agriculture to be held in the capital next month,” deputy director General of ICAR (horticulture) HP Singh told reporters today.
“The policy advisers, corporate leaders and non-governmental organisations from different parts of the world will gather to share the knowledge to conserve agricultural resources for fighting global food crisis and alleviating poverty,” he said.
He added that the role of conservation agriculture is well recognised by most of the developed countries and a number of developing countries.
“Today the world is facing three crisis of fuel, food and finance that have adversely affected the agriculture,” director of National Centre for Agricultural Economics, Policy and Research, PN Joshi said.
The event is being jointly organised by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
Earlier, this seminar was held in Spain, Brazil and Kenya.