India to host World Congress on Conservation Agriculture

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Hisar, Oct 6 (UNI) India will host fourth World Congress on Conservation Agriculture from February four to seven next year.

The Congress will be held in New Delhi and organised jointly by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS).

Dr P K Joshi, Director, National Centre for Agriculture Economic Policy Research and Organising Secretary of the Congress, said about 1000 delegates including scientists, policy advisors, progressive farmers, corporate leaders and NGOs from over 80 countries were expected to participate in the Congress.

He said the Congress would focus on innovations in agriculture for realising improved efficiency, equity and environment.

The participants, he said, would share knowledge regarding conservation and judicious use of natural resources for overcoming global food crisis and alleviating poverty.

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