Agenda

 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

09:00 – 10:00

Registration

10:00 – 11:00

Inaugural Session

10:00 – 11:00

Introductory Remarks

Dr. Andrew Green
Executive Director, IZA, USA

Welcome Address

Mr. Satish Chander
Director General, FAI, New Delhi

Special Message

Prof. M.S. Swaminathan
Father of Indian Green Revolution, MSSRF, Chennai  

Guest of Honour: Address

Dr. Ashok Dalwai, IAS
CEO, NRAI, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India

Guest of Honour: Special Address

Mr. Kailash Choudhary*
Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India

Release of Knowledge Book

Mr. Ajay Kakra
Executive Director, PwC India, New Delhi

Chief Guest: Inaugural Address

Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar*
Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India

Vote of Thanks

Mr. Vikram Merchant
Country Head, Rio Tinto India, Gurgaon

11:00 – 11:30

High Tea

11.30 – 13.00

Technical Session – I 

Chairman: Dr. Ashok Dalwai, IAS

CEO, NRAI, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India

11:30 – 12:00

Zinc in Food and Nutrition Security

Dr. Andrew Green
Executive Director, IZA, USA

12:00 – 12:30

Boron in Crop Yield and Quality

Dr. Cleiton de Sequeira
Global Market Development Manager – Agriculture, Rio Tinto Borates, USA

12:30 – 13:00

Outlook for Agriculture and Micronutrients in Developing World

World Bank, New Delhi

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14.00 – 15.30

Technical Session – II

Chairman: Dr. S.K. Malhotra

Agriculture Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India

14:00 – 14:30

Micronutrients in Soils and Crops

Dr. A.K. Shukla
Project Coordinator (Micro), ICAR-IISS, Bhopal

14:30 – 15:00

Agronomic Biofortification for Combating Micronutrient Malnutrition

Dr. Y.S. Shivay
Principal Scientist, Division of Agronomy, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi

15:00 – 15:30

Micronutrients in Human Health

UNICEF India, New Delhi

15:30 – 16:00

Tea / Coffee

16.00-18.00

Technical Session – III: Panel Discussion

Chairman: Dr. J.C. Katyal

Former Vice Chancellor, CCS HAU, Hisar, India

 

 

Policy Initiatives in Value addition of Bulk fertilizers with Micronutrients – Prospects & Challenges

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Dr. S.K. Malhotra
Agriculture Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt of India

Dr. B.S. Dwivedi
Head, Division of Soil Science & Agril Chem. ICAR-IARI, New Delhi

Dr. A.K. Shukla
Project Coordinator (Micro), ICAR-IISS, Bhopal

Dr. P.P. Biswas
Senior Consultant (NRM Division), ICAR, New Delhi

Mr. B.B. Singh
Vice President – SCM & Corpn Affairs, IRC Agrochemicals, Kolkata

Dr. Amit Rastogi
Senior Vice President (Tech), Coromandel International, Secunderabad, Telangana

Dr. Naresh Deshmukh
Executive Vice President, Smartchem (Deepak Fertilisers), Pune

18:00 – 19:00

Business Networking

19:00 onwards

Cultural Show, Cocktails and Dinner – Hosted by Rio Tinto

 

 

Friday, September 6, 2019

 

09:00 – 09:30

Recap of Day 1

PwC India

09.30 – 11.00

Technical Session – IV

Chairman: Dr. P.N. Takkar

INSA Emeritus Scientist & Ex-Director ICAR-IISS

09:30 – 10:00

Innovative Technology in Fortified/Customized Fertilizers

Mr. B.B. Singh
Vice President – SCM & Corpn Affairs, IRC Agrochemicals, Kolkata

10:00 – 10:15

New and Innovative Product and Technology in Micronutrient Fertilizers

Mr. Dale Edgington
Purchasing & Production Manager, Advanced Micronutrient Products, Michigan, USA

10:15 – 10:30

Industry Initiatives on Micronutrient Fertilizers

Mr. Madhab Adhikari
Asst. Vice President – Sales & Mktg (SND), Coromandel International Ltd., Secunderabad

10:30 – 10:45

Futuristic Agri-Technology in Micronutrients

Mr. Kaushal Jaiswal
Managing Director, Rivulis Irrigation, Pune

10:45 – 11:00

IZA-BARI Zinc Fertilizer Project – Highlights

Dr. Sohela Akhter
CSO & Head, Soil Science Division, BARI, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Bangladesh

11:00 – 11:30

Tea / Coffee

11.30 – 12.30

Technical Session – V: Panel Discussion

Chairman: Dr. Rahul Mirchandani

CMD, Aries Agro Ltd, Mumbai

11:30 – 12:30

Innovations in Agriculture by Start-Ups and How micronutrient will impact the future

Panelists:

Dr. V.R. Rajesh 
Head Sales, North India, Cropin

Dr. R.S. Rajan
Managing Director, Privi Life Sciences

Mr. Satish Nukala
CEO & Co-Founder, Bighaat

Mr. Mahesh G. Shetty
President, IMMA

12.30 – 13.30

Valedictory Session

 

 

12:30 – 13:30

 

 

Welcome

Mr. Satish Chander
Director General, FAI, New Delhi

Remarks

Dr. Andrew Green
Executive Director, IZA, USA

Conclusions & Recommendations

Mr. Ajay Kakra
Executive Director, PwC India, New Delhi

Valedictory Address

Mr. Kailash Choudhary
Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India

Vote of Thanks

 

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch

 
* Requested to address