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ISEC-ADRTC hosting III National Conference of Agro-Economic Research

ISEC-ADRTC hosting III National Conference of Agro-Economic Research

The Agricultural Development and Rural Transformation Centre (ADRTC) is hosting the “III National Conference  “Driving Agriculture Growth: Contemporary Issues and  Future Perspectives”  from January 23–25, 2024, at its campus Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bengaluru.

The conference includes research paper presentations,  round-table discussions, invited lectures, and a field visit. The main purpose of the conference is to disseminate the results of the studies undertaken by the Agro-Economic Research Centres and Units (AERC/Us), It is made compulsory for the AERC/AERUs to contribute to and participate in the conference.

However, we have also invited and accepted selected research papers relevant to the theme from renowned academicians and researchers working or practicing in the area of agriculture and allied sectors, said Dr. Ramappa K. B., Professor and Head, ADRTC – ISEC.

The announced research paper titles for the conference fall under the following sub-themes:

  1. Bridging the Agro-Economic Divide: Farmers’ Well-being and Policy Solutions
  2. From Ports  to  Plates:  Tracing the  Journey  of agricultural imports and exports in India’
  3. Plate and   Pantry:   Changing  Consumption Patterns,
  4. Pulses, Production, and Trade: An Exploration of Self-Sufficiency’
  5. Innovation in  Agriculture  Mechanization:  Skill Gaps and Labor-Saving Technologies.

Thus, the participants in the conference include representatives of the Department of Agriculture from different States & UTs and agricultural experts from national and international institutes such as ICAR, SAUs, NABARD, IFPRI, ICRISAT, NCAP, etc., to get their feedback and directions for future potential research areas in Agricultural Economics,  Agricultural   Marketing, Agribusiness, and Monitoring & Evaluation by the AERC network.

Besides, this conference is an appropriate platform to showcase the key results of the   AERC Network of the  Ministry of Agriculture and  Farmers Welfare, added Dr. Ramappa KB.

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The dignitaries graced the inauguration event: Prof. Vijay Paul Sharma, Chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), MoA&FW, Gol, Prof. Ramesh Chand Member, NITI Aayog, Shri. Arun Kumar, Sr. Economic and Statistical Officer, MoA&FW, Gol, Dr. Pratap Singh Birthal, Director, ICAR-National Institute of Agricultural  Economics and Policy Research (NIAP), New Delhi, and Dr. Rajashekhar, Director, ISEC.

Conference Organizing Committee:
  • Dr. Ramappa K. B. – Professor and Head,
  • Prof. T. M. Gajanana,
  • Dr. Vilas Jadhav,
  • Dr. Thomas K. Felix, and
  • Dr. Akshata Nayak
Organising Team:
  • Mr. Vijay N Malave
  • Dr. Lenin Babu M
  • Dr. Shivakumar Nayak
  • Mrs. Prema Kumari and
  • Dr. Rashtrarakshak

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