The agriculture sector is the most important component of the national economy. It supports above 50% of rural households and employs approximately 80 percent of economically active women in the country. As per the Economic Survey of India 2016, India uses 2 to 4 times more water to produce a unit of major food crop than does China and Brazil. The survey also notes that in India, the farmers' crop yield losses range from 15-25 percent owing to the presence of weeds/pests etc as also notes with concern the use of sub-standard pesticides. India is still far behind major economies in terms of crop-yields and therefore, needs to adopt measures to increase its productivity so as to meet the needs of an ever-increasing population. The table below explains. It is established that the judicious use of crop protection/ enhancement chemicals significantly enhances agricultural productivity. Besides, there are other solutions such as bio-pesticides, biotechnology, Plasticulture/ Fertigation, digital applications etc. Fertigation/ Plasticulture enhance crop yields while at the same time facilitating judicious usage of pesticides/ fertilizers and water.

The Indian Agrochemical industry is valued at USD 4.7 billion in FY16 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.5 percent to reach USD 9 billion by FY25. The export market is expected to grow at 8.0% to reach USD 5.2 billion by 2025. India is the fourth largest producer of agrochemicals worldwide, after the United States, Japan, and China. Approximately 50 percent of the demand comes from domestic consumers while the rest goes towards exports. While the domestic demand is expected to grow at 6.5 percent per annum, exports are estimated to grow at 9 percent per annum during the same period.

The per hectare consumption of pesticides in India is amongst the lowest in the world and currently stands at 0.6 kg/ha as compared to other leading economies. In order to increase yield and ensure food security for its enormous population pesticides penetration in India is bound to go up.

FICCI jointly with Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare and Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Government of  India is organizing the 7th National Agrochemicals conference on 12 July 2018, which is seventh in the series at Federation House, New Delhi.

Krishi Jagran/Agriculture World and are the Media Partner.

The Objectives are:  • To facilitate “Ease of Doing Business” & Make in India • To encourage R & D, Innovations and application technologies. • To understand farmers perspective and what they want from the stakeholders • To focus various crop protection solutions to enhance productivity while protecting the environment & soil fertigation. • To bring the latest development in science to the farmer.

The  Potential Audience shall be: Policymakers and regulators/ Industry/ Academic/ R&D Experts /Development agencies & NGOs/ Civic Society/Supply Chain Professionals/ Consultants/ farmers/Traders/ Prospective entrepreneurs/banking and financial institutions

For Participation: The delegate fee includes (conference registration, delegate kit, conference literature, networking lunch) ` Rs. 3000 per delegate(inclusive taxes)

• For two or more delegate of the same company and FICCI Associate Members and members of supporting associations (10%) discount: Rs.` 2700/- per delegate(inclusive taxes)

• For 5 or more delegates and FICCI corporate members (25%) discount: Rs. 2250/- per delegate (inclusive taxes)

• It does not include airfare, hotel stay, or any other incidental expenses

• Academics/Students/Farmers (Restricted to 20 students sponsored by the institution): `Rs.1000/- per person. Complimentary Entry for Farmers nominated by registered farmer's bodies

•Please mention FICCI membership number in the Registration Form to avail the discount. All fees are payable by cash/ cheque/demand draft in favor of “FICCI” payable at New Delhi

• You may also pay through Swift transfer in favor of “Bank Name: United Bank of India, 1 Tansen Marg, New Delhi - 110001. Savings A/c No. '0359018009732; SWIFT Code: UTBIINBBTNM, IFSC Code: UTBI0TNM709

Interested may like to contact:

Manoj Mehta Joint Director Chemicals & Petrochemicals 
FICCI Federation House 
1 Tansen Marg 
New Delhi - 110001 
T:+91-11-23316540 (Ext:474) 
Rinky Sharma Assistant Director Chemicals & Petrochemicals
FICCI Federation House 
T: +91-11-23487473 


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