Global meet on conservation agriculture to be held in February

Global meet on conservation agriculture to be held in February

Hyderabad: Aimed at addressing innovations in agriculture for realising improved efficiency, equity and environment, the 4th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture would be held in New Delhi from 4-7 February.

“More than 1,000 delegates representing scientific community, policy advisor’s, farmer organisations, corporate leaders and NGOs from around the world would attend the meet," National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research Director P.K. Joshi said.

“They will share the knowledge to conserve and judiciously use precious natural resources for overcoming the global food crisis and alleviating poverty," he said.

The congress is being jointly organised by the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) and the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS).

“Conservation agriculture has the potential to deliver a host of benefits that are increasingly desirable in a world facing population growth, environmental degradation, rising energy costs, soaring food prices and climate change, among other daunting challenges," Joshi said.

“The four-day congress will review global research and development efforts in conservation agriculture, document successful adoption models of technologies conserving agriculture, assess the impact of conservation agriculture technologies and explore future global partnerships between private and public sector," he said.