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International Conference on Food Security in SAARC
March 23, 2009
Amaltas Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road , New Delhi
Session 1
Welcome and Introductory remarks by Mr. Shrawan Nigam , Senior Consultant, ICRIER
Chair: Dr. Panjab Singh, Ex- DG, ICAR
Presentation on Synthesis Paper “Food Security in South Asia : Issues and Options”

Dr. Surabhi Mittal , Senior Fellow ICRIER [Download Presentation]

Session 2
Chair: Dr. Purushottam K. Mudbhary, Chief, Policy Assistance Branch, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP)
Discussion on Country papers
Panelists: Sri Lanka paper by Dr. P. A. Samaratunga
Bhutan paper by Dr. Dil Bhadur Rahut
India paper by Dr. Surabhi Mittal
Maldives paper by Ms. Deepti Sethi
Nepal paper by Dr. Khim K. Sharma
Bangladesh paper by Mr. Subir Kanti Bairagi
Session 3: Brainstorming on Way Forward for ensuring Food Security in South Asia
Chair: Amb. Santosh Kumar , Senior Consultant, ICRIER
Panelists: Mr. P. K. Mishra, Ex Secretary, MoA, GoI
Dr. P. K. Joshi, Director, NCAP, ICAR
Dr. Purushottam K. Mudbhary, FAO-RAP
Dr. V. Shunmugam, Chief Economist, MCX


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