HYDERABAD: Organisers of the World Agriculture Congress, to be held in Hyderabad next year, have promised interactive discussions on new varieties of agriculture crops and their adaptability to sub-continental conditions. “It’s too early to present the theme.
But surely, focus will be on bringing to point certain issues such as new crop varieties, micro-nutrient farming, precision farming and management of dry land agriculture which will have relevance for not just India but many parts of the world,” said Kenneth M Baker, vice-chairman of the Advisory Board to the World Agriculture Forum.
“Corporates, funding agencies, senior scientists and NGOs will participate in the two-and-a-half day conference. The first day will involve local research so the delegates get an idea of the prevailing agricultural situation in India,” he said at a press conference here on Thursday.
He added further, “We will also conduct a parallel exhibition where new technologies, equipments, agriculture companies etc will set up stall. The personal interest of the State government to conduct the forum here will only further help promote discourse on farmer’s needs here.” Admitting that agriculture research not just in India, but across the world needed a major boost, he hoped that talks from social entrepreneurs and discussions on the role of IT in agriculture would light up the forum.