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There is positive energy for growth erupting in the India and agriculture is not untouched from it. Agriculture in many states is growing over 10 percent since last decade or so, it give a strong indication that given the right policy environment for growth, Indian agriculture is capable of becoming growth engine of India economy. This growth will benefit farmers and consumers at a time when the world population keeps increasing and food prices across the globe are spiraling steeply.
The estimated food requirement in India and total production of major crops indicate that to keep pace with the present population growth and consumption pattern agricultural production in India has to be increased almost to double in 2025. To meet this demand projection there is an urgent need to increase productivity through exploiting the available resources at maximum level and target for an annual growth of 8%. Though difficult, achieving this goal may be possible by adoption of modern agricultural technologies, farm mechanization, reducing crop losses, efficient use of inputs such as seeds; chemicals; fertilizers, etc. which shall improve the quality & quantity of agro produce. Further, farmer education, skill development and effective linkages with financial institutions like Banks, NBFCs, etc. will help in attaining higher agricultural growth in the country.
Looking forward, the lion’s share of the production increase needs to come from increasing per unit yields. With this background, ASSOCHAM has announced its annual key event on Agriculture i.e. 7th Agricultural Summit; “AGRI@8%- Challenges and Way out” on January 15, 2015 at Hotel Shangri-La, New Delhitargeting an annual agricultural growth of 8% that shall match the robust GDP growth of India. The summit aims to bring all stakeholders from public or private at one platform for holding discussion to achieve this agricultural growth. 
  1. To deliberate and analyze hurdles in fostering investments in agriculture
  2. To share innovations in technologies and services to foster agricultural growth
  3. To seek common areas and priorities for collaboration to strengthen partnerships
  4. To analyze the constraints in delivering quality food to the nation and prepare a road map for the sector’s growth.
  5. To discuss strategies for achieving sustainable & inclusive growth as predicted by policy makers
Focus Areas
  • Global Challenges: Reforms & Investment Opportunities in Agriculture
  • Innovations & Partnerships: Partnerships in Agricultural Research, Extension and Marketing; Public Private Partnerships, Value Chain, 
  • Use of Technology: Biotechnology, Protected Cultivation, Precision Farming, Drip Irrigation, Farm Mechanization
  • Farm Economics & Management: Innovations for Managing Higher Returns, Credit Facilities and Management
  • ICT in Agriculture: Satellite Imaging, Traceability 
  • Production Management: Pre and Post Harvest Management, Quality control (GAP/GMP/HACCP/ISO certifications), Storage and Warehousing, Distribution Syste
Special Features Include
  • Focussed Partner States Sessions & State Policy Initiatives
  • Focussed Partner Countries Sessions
  • Exhibition opportunities to enhance business in Agriculture Sector. It provides a platform for networking between the Indian Players catering to the entire value chain system.
Participants And Exhibitors Profile
  1. Seeds, Fertilizers and Pesticides Companies
  2. Agri-Biotech & Nanotech Companies
  3. Agriculture Implements & Machinery Manufacturing Companies
  4. Irrigation Solution Providers such as Drip Irrigation Companies
  5. Packaging Companies & Agri Retail Companies
  6. Public and Private Sector Banks as well as Other Financial Institutions
  7. Agro-Food Processing Companies
  8. Cold Storage and Supply Chain Management Companies
  9. Consultants and Service Providers
  10. Central & State Government Departments, Corporations and Officials
  11. Experts & Representatives from International Multi & Bilateral organizations
  12. Representatives from NGOs and State Agricultural Universities
  13. Progressive Farmers & Representative of Farmer Groups and Farmer’s Organizations, Self help groups & Cooperatives