Godrej Group, a diversified conglomerate, today, hosted an agri-conclave focusing on ’#FarmerNomics -Shaping the Future of Indian Agriculture’. In the run-up to Kisan Diwas (23 December), the aim of the conclave was to focus on the role of allied stakeholders, such as corporates, civil society, and academia, in doubling farmer’s income.
Thought leaders from Corporates, Non-Profit Organisations,Academia and Media came together to discuss agri-interventions that will empower farmers to significantly improve household income and also explore how the sector can be made more attractive for women and youth.
In addition, they also discussed the role of millets and protein sources from both a nutrition and livelihood standpoint.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Nadir Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Agrovet Limited and Managing Director, Godrej Industries Limited, said, “With the government laying special emphasis on the agriculture sector with the vision of doubling farmer’s income by 2022, we are positive about the growth and foresee a lot of potential for farmers. The coming together of like-minded professionals and academia will create much needed awareness on the areas of importance in agriculture.”
Women farmers, Kalavathi V, Rathnamma M, Maya Bai and Neelam Sahu shared their experiences and stories from the farm.
The conclave witnessed participation from industry stalwart such as Dr Avinash Kishore, Research Fellow, IFPRI; Dilip N Kulkarni, President, Sustainable Agriculture & Strategy, Jain Irrigation Systems Limited; Raghunathan N, Co-Founder of Vrutti; Jinesh Shah, Founding Partner, Omnivore; Arun Ambatipudi, Founding Trustee & Advisor Chetna Organic; Dr. Yasmeen Ali Haque, Head, UNICEF India; Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi and Kurush Dalal – Culinary Anthropologists, and Balakrishnan S, COO, Vrutti.
Mr Balram Singh Yadav, Managing Director, Godrej Agrovet, said, “The agriculture sector offers tremendous opportunities and we at Godrej aim to be at the forefront of these developments. With our focus on research and technology, we strive to offer innovative solutions to enhance the productivity of the sector.”