Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Seminar Details

11 Oct 2017

Roundtable Session on “Agricultural Policies in India”

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October 11, 2017, Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi

SCHEDULE

10.00 am – 10.30 am Registration / Tea, Coffee

10.30 am – 10.40 am Welcome & Opening Remarks

• Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture (ICRIER)

• Carmel Cahill, Deputy Director, Trade and Agriculture Directorate (OECD)

10.40 am – 11.40 am SESSION: 1 -The Agricultural Policy Context in India

Chair:

• Shobhana K. Pattanayak (IAS), Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India

Presentation by

• Silvia Sorescu, Policy Analyst, Development Division, Trade and Agricultural Directorate (OECD)

• Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture (ICRIER)

Discussant:

• Pravesh Sharma, Visiting Senior Fellow, ICRIER and Chief Executive Officer, Sabziwala.com

Open Discussion

11.40 am – 12 noon Tea / Coffee Break

12 noon – 01.00 pm SESSION: 2 – Improving Agriculture’s Contribution to Food Security in India

Chair:

• Sudhir Kumar, IAS (Retd.), Secretary, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India

Presentation by

• Annelies Deuss, Agricultural Policy Analyst, Trade and Agricultural Directorate (OECD)

• Jared William Greenville, Senior Agricultural Policy Analyst, Trade and Agricultural Directorate (OECD)

• Shweta Saini, Senior External Consultant (ICRIER)

Discussant:

• Pramod Kumar Tiwari, Joint Secretary (PD), Department of Food and Public Distribution, Government of India

• Siraj Hussain, IAS (Retd.), Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India & Visiting Senior Fellow, (ICRIER)

Open Discussion

01.00 pm – 02.00 pm Lunch Break

02.00 pm – 03.15 pm SESSION: 3 -Trends and Evaluation of Agricultural Policy (and Level of Support) in India

Presentation by

• Lars Brink, Consultant (OECD)

• Anwarul Hoda, Chair Professor of ICRIER’s Trade Policy and WTO Research Programme

• Florence Bossard, Statistician, Development Division, Trade and Agricultural Directorate (OECD)

• Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture (ICRIER)

• Prerna Terway, Research Associate (ICRIER)

Discussant:

• Santosh Kumar Sarangi, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India

• Hanish Yadav, OSD to Minister of Commerce & Industry, Government of India

Open Discussion

03.15 pm – 04.00 pm Concluding Remarks & Vote of Thanks

• Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture (ICRIER)

• Carmel Cahill, Deputy Director, Trade and Agriculture Directorate (OECD)

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