International Conference - Day -3

 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE -“Millets & Organics: Opportunities Amidst Challenges”
Day 3-22.01.2023
Session 1Natural Farming:  Strategic Focus and Research Outlook
10.00 AM-10.20 AMOrganic Farming Mission in KarnatakaShri. Anand Uppali, Former Chairman, State Level Organic farming Empowered Committee  
10.20 AM- 10.40 AMDesigning the pathways for achieving transformation of agriculture and food systemsRajeev Ahal ( Director, NRM AE- Cluster, GIZ)
10.40 AM- 11.00 AMCritical framework conditions and the factors required for successful implementation of National Mission on Natural FarmingDr Ashish Bhutani I.A.S, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture, Govt of Assam 
11:00 AM to 11:20 AMTea Break
 Natural Farming:  Research Outlook
11:20 AM to 12:00 AMInterdisciplinary methodologies to involve stakeholders for knowledge creation. Integration of research outcomes in the design of policies and programmes (both at central and state level) and at the extension service levelsProf. R. Chandel, Vice Chancellor, Y.S Parmar University Himachal Pradesh (Moderator) 
Dr Sanjeev K. Chauhan, Director of Research, Y.S.Parmar University, Himachal Pradesh 
 Dr C.P. Chandrashekhar, Professor of Agronomy and Project Leader, Natural farming Operational research Project, Dharwad University
 Dr. Anand B. Mastiholi, Prof of Agronomy, Bagalkot University,Shri. Ravindra Adusumilli, Director, WASSAN 
Session IIForging Collaborations and Partnerships in the market related initiatives in Natural Farming
12:00 AM to 1:00 PMMoving from linear value chains to circular value chain perspective in Natural Farming    Certification, Branding, Traceability in the context of emerging markets (local to global) for natural produce . Role of Farmer Organizations in strengthening natural farming practices adoption, quality standardization, processing, and marketing Role of public and private players in developing markets for Natural Farming Shri. Berthold Wohlleber, Support to Agroecological Transformation Processes in India (SuATI) ( Moderator)                                                  
Shri. Karunakar,  Managing Director, Karnataka State Seed & Organic Certification Agency
Shri. Manoj Gupta,  Directorate NF, HP 
Mr Rangu Rao, Safe Harvest 
1.00 PM to 1.45 PMConvergence of various schemes for strengthening backward and forward linkages, role of women in NF and access to finance to different actorsMr Rajeev Ahal ( Director, NRM AE- Cluster, GIZ) (Moderator)
Dr Shilpa Nag (IAS), Commissioner MGNREGA, Govt of Karnataka 
Dr. K S Mahesh,  General Manager NABARD Karnataka 
Mr Eswaran Sridhar, Samunnati 
1:45 PM to 2:00 PMClosing of the Session on Natural Farming Ms. Namerta Sharma (SuATI)