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India's Participation in the Global Forum for Food & Agriculture in Germany.

For participation in the Global Forum for Food & Agriculture from 19-21 January,2017 and G-20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting on 22nd January,2017 in Berlin, Germany, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh to lead a five member delegation to Germany. Shri Singh was departed for Berlin, Germany in the late night of 18th January.

During 19-21, January 2017, The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture is an International Conference organized by Germany in Berlin. The subject of this conference is “Agriculture and Water – Key to Feeding the World” which is to be attended by Agriculture Ministers of 65 countries.

G-20 Agriculture Ministers meeting, scheduled for January 22, 2017. This meeting would focus on the theme of “Agriculture & Water - Digitalization in the Agriculture Sector” and to discuss the way ahead for the global agricultural sector, bring together Ministers from the world’s twenty biggest economies.

Under the aegis of GFFA as well as the G-20 Agriculture Ministers meeting, the Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister will address the participants of the 9th Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Conference, during the visit.

At the Expert Panel convened as part of the GFFA meeting, the Minister will also deliver the inaugural address, apart from bilateral meetings with his counterparts from other countries including Germany, Mexico and Lithuania.

India’s initiatives in the areas of Agriculture and Water including such flagship programme as Soil Health Card scheme and Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) for improving soil fertility and water use efficiency to achieve ‘more crop per drop’ in a focused manner and extending the coverage of precision irrigation ‘Har Khet Ko Pani' would be highlighted by Shri Singh during the visit.

India’s initiatives such as the use of digital technology for the benefit of our farmers including the e-NAM scheme, the Kisan Call Centre, digital payment initiatives and other measures to bridge the digital divide in India’s rural and agricultural sectors, these will also showcase by the Minister in this meet.