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  • 11th Global Agriculture Leadership Summit & Awards were recently organised by Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) with support of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare; Ministry of Food Processing Industries and Ministry of Commerce.

11th Global Agriculture Summit 2018:

  • It aims to provide the platform towards facilitating farmers connect with the technologies, markets, industry, institutions and the Governmental programs.
  • The event takes the opportunity to discuss the constraints and opportunities for a global momentum towards making agriculture high-tech, market linked and value added for best returns to farmers.
  • ICFA is bringing together eminent personalities of Indian and global agriculture, food and agribusiness sectors on one platform on the event of 11th Global Agriculture Summit 2018.
  • The experience will be combined with the presentation of 11th Global Leadership Awards and the launch of Agriculture Year Book 2018.

World Agriculture Prize 2018:

  • Indian Council of Food and Agriculture organises World Agriculture Prize, to be presented annually to an individual or institution.
  • It is awarded to a person for seminal role in transforming agriculture globally and saving the humanity from the curse of hunger.
  • The World Agriculture Prize will be a single prize of $100,000 and will be launched with a special session, named “Swaminathan Global Dialogue on Climate Change and Food Security”.
  • M S Swaminathan was awarded the 1st World Agriculture Prize this year.
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