Agriculture is undoubtedly the largest livelihood provider in rural India. As we enter a new post WTO Scenario and IT revolution, new inventions are happening day by day in every sphere. Agriculture is not culture now, it is Agri Business! Agriculture constitutes over 25% of India GDP. In recent years much emphasis has been given by The Ministry of Agriculture on commercializing agricultural production in the country. Adequate production and distribution of food has become a high priority and global concern. In the fast changing world and increasing competition in a globalised economy, there is a need of exploiting the available resources at maximum level and use of best technologies available world over, to cope with domestic demand of food and also to target export market.
To demonstrate the technology and to highlight the Indian strength, we Media Today Group are launching International AgriTech India 2009 on 5th to 7th Dec 2009 in Bangalore.
This will be particularly relevant in South India, where farmers grow a number of crops, but face problems in enhancing production and productivity because of inadequate exposure to high technology and inputs as also to advanced production practices, logistics and marketing. The growers in southern region, undoubtedly as hardworking as elsewhere in the country, are handicapped by the fact that not many major international exhibitions and conferences are held there. The International AgriTech India 2009, therefore, seeks to address this problem seriously.
New technology and advances in agricultural practices has become all the more important against the backdrop a series of programmes that have been launched by the government of India, to attain 4 per cent annual growth in agriculture and to double the production of horticulture crops in the on-going eleventh five-year plan...