11th Agrovision: India’s Premier Agri Summit
Ranking second in the world in farm output, the agricultural sector is the backbone of Indian Economy contributing majorly to the country's GDP (Gross Domestic Product). As on February 2018, it is estimated that over 58% of rural Indians depend on agriculture for their livelihood and this sector contributes around 17-18% to the country's GDP. The Indian food industry is also poised for huge growth which employs more than 50% of the workforce in India. The contribution is going to increase in world food trade every year due to its immense potential for value addition, particularly within the food processing industry. The industry and agriculture have linkages which need to be reinforced for having an integrated economy with special farmer-industry partnership. Thus it is required to educate and equip farmers with latest technologies and farm practices.
The current situation of agriculture is challenging and in Central India, the circumstances are not different; however the chances to overcome are more. Vidarbha region is blessed with abundant forests, fertile black soil, water resources and appropriate weather conditions favourable for agriculture. What more is needed is educating farmers about better/smart farming by adopting modern technology, implementing correct cropping pattern, new avenues in agriculture, importance of allied agri. businesses like dairy, food and fruit processing, goat farming, fisheries, poultry etc. to minimise the dependability on agriculture to make farming financially affordable and profitable.
Agrovision was conceived in the year 2007 to create a common platform for the farmers, industry, and government and bring together every important entity in agriculture to create a better future for the farmers. The vision of Agrovision is to create a more knowledgeable, practical and a smart famer.
Agrovision is one such genuine initiative, which is providing an integrative framework and a platform to bring all the stakeholders consisting of farmers, Government, NGOs, Scientists, Industry under single umbrella to deliberate and debate at different levels for all around growth of agriculture. Agrovision's basic objective has always been to Educate, Encourage and Empower the farmers through its major activities i.e. Free Workshops for farmers, International Exhibition, Expert Panel Discussions, Conference etc.
Agrovision has completed 10 years of its march and brought about a profound impact on farm economy of Central India.
Highlights of Agrovision: