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Krishi Jagran to Host a Webinar on ‘International Seeds Day 2022’ on 26th April

The purpose of this webinar was for policymakers and Agri experts in the Indian seed industry to share their experiences and perspectives on current trends and future prospects. For farmers, a seed is life. The integrity and sanctity of each seed should be preserved and protected.

Shivam Dwivedi
Webinar on International Seeds Day 2022
Webinar on International Seeds Day 2022

India is the world's fifth-largest crop seed producer, with quality crop seed production increasing from 131.6 million metric tonnes in 2017 to 132 million tonnes in 2019. This is due to increased domestic food demand, with consumption of various crops increasing by 18.0 percent, 16.3 percent, and 6.0 percent between 2016 and 2020, respectively.

The purpose of this webinar was for policymakers and Agri experts in the Indian seed industry to share their experiences and perspectives on current trends and future prospects. For farmers, a seed is life. The integrity and sanctity of each seed should be preserved and protected.

Recognizing the importance of seeds, International Seeds Day will be observed on April 26th, 2022. This day is dedicated to promoting patent-free seeds, non-GMO natural seeds, and farmer rights. Though the government issued a seed policy in 2002 and a seed policy in 2019, they were never implemented due to a lack of political will.

Seed resilience is defined as "the adaptability and capacity to contribute to food and nutrition security by making sufficient, diverse, locally adapted, improved, high-quality varieties available to all farmers while taking environmental, health, social, and economic factors into account."

Join us for this session to learn how the road to resilience starts with crop seed. In light of the foregoing, Krishi Jagran will host a webinar on April 26th, 2022, at 4 PM, with the theme "Time to Conserve, Protect, and Revive Indigenous Seeds."

Eminent Speakers:

  • Vijay Sardana, Advocate, Supreme Court of India & NGT IPR, Techno Legal & Techno-Commercial Corporate Governance Advisor & Trainer

  • Dr. R K Trivedi, Executive Director, National Seed Association of India

  • KV Somani, President, Northern Seeds Association, Chairman & MD of Somani Seedz

  • Dr. VK Gaur, Former Managing Director, National Seed Corporation Ltd

  • Dr. Arvind Nath Singh, Principal Scientist, Entomology, ICAR-Indian Institute of Seed Science, MAU

  • Dr. Basavarajaiah D, Business Coordinator, Laxmi Inputs Pvt Ltd

  • Vishal Bhatia, Business Head, Comienzo Agri Science Ltd

  • Dr. PK Pant, Chief Operating Officer, Krishi Jagran

  • Gajendra Patel, Progressive Farmer, Machal, Madhya Pradesh

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