Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Seminar Details

30 Apr 2007

Seminar on
U.S.-India Agricultural Knowledge Initiative

April 30, 2007
Magnolia Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi

Inaugural Session:

Opening Remarks from Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Director & CE, ICRIER

  Keynote Address by Mr. Anand Sharma, Minister of State, MEA
  Special Address by Dr. S. P. Tiwari, DDG (Edu.), ICAR & Nodal Officer, Agricultural Knowledge Initiative

Session I: Strengthening Indian Agriculture 

Chair for the session: Dr. P. K. Mishra, Secretary (A&C), Ministry of Agriculture
U.S. Paper:

“Indian Agriculture and Policy in Transition” by Maurice R. Landes, Senior Economist, USDA, Washington 

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India Paper:

“Strengthening Indian Agriculture” by Pitam Chandra, ADG (PE), ICAR
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“Strengthening Indian Agriculture- Need for Reforms” by Surabhi Mittal, Fellow, ICRIER
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Discussant:

Mr. Santosh Jha, Director, (AMS), MEA

Session II: Agribusiness Investment

Chair for the session: Ms. Holly S. Higgins, Counselor for Agricultural Affairs, USDA
U.S. Paper: “Areas Where India and the U.S. Collaborate on Agribusiness 
Investment” by Larry Paulson, Development Officer, USAID
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India Paper:

“Agribusiness Investments in India” by S. Sivakumar, CEO- Agri.  Business Division, ITC 
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“Indo-Us Collaboration: The Agribusiness Opportunity” by Kalyan Chakarvarthy, Country Head- Food & Agribusiness Strategic Advisory & Research, Yes Bank
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Discussant:

Dr. Mruthyunjaya, National Director, NAIP, ICAR

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