Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Conferences & Workshops Details

Conference on Harnessing Indian Agriculture to Global Value Chains: Prospects and Challenges


April 9, 2015 (Thursday), India Habitat Centre, New Delhi



9:30 – 10:00 am


Registration and Tea and Coffee

10:00 – 10:10 am


Welcome Remarks

Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive,

10:10 – 10:20 am


Release of the Report and Inaugural Address

Honorable Union Minister Shri Radha Mohan
Singh, Department of Agriculture, Government of India (TBC)

10:20 – 10:40 am

About the Report

Parthapratim Pal, Professor, Indian Institute
of Management, Calcutta

10:40 – 11:00 am


Keynote Address

Shri Sajeev Chopra, Mission Director, National
Horticulture Mission, Government of India

11:00 – 11:15 am


Special Address

Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for
Agriculture, ICRIER

11:15 – 11:25 am


Open Discussion and Q&A

11:25 – 11:30 am


Vote of Thanks (Academic Foundation)

11:30-11:45 am


Tea and Coffee

11:45-12:45 pm


Panel Discussion on Value Chain Approach to Sustainable


Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for
Agriculture, ICRIER


Saubhik Deb, Independent Economist

Pravesh Sharma, Managing
Director, Small Farmers’ Agri-business Consortium

Ajay Vir Jakhar, Chairman of Bharat
Krishak Samaj 

Meetu Kapur, Executive Director, Food &
Agriculture, Centre of Excellence (FACE), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

12:45 – 1:15 pm


Open Discussion and Q&A

1:15 pm onwards






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