National Conference on Diversification of Agriculture for Food & Nutritional Security
NATIONAL SEMINAR ON DIVERSIFICATION OF AGRICULTURE FOR FOOD AND NUTRITIONAL SECURITY
A two-day national seminar on “Diversification of Agriculture for Food and Nutritional Security” was organized in Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya Auditorium at the Sithouli campus of ITM-University, Gwalior, on March 2,2017.
“Agricultural diversification is a technique to produce surplus food grains to feed the huge population of the country and at the same time ensurethefood as well as nutritional security to produce safer, healthier and tastier foods. Agricultural diversification as a strategy to achieve important developmental goals has received much more attention of policy makers in the country during the recent years. The broad objective of diversification of agriculture is to shift from one crop to another crop or from one enterprise to another enterprise for better livelihood of farming communities. It requires identification of suitable agro-ecological specific diversification alternatives, creation of physical and institutional infrastructure facilities, and implementation of appropriate intervention strategies.”
The chief guest for the occasion was Dr. A. K. Singh, Vice Chancellor, Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Agriculture University,Gwalior. Professor Ulrich Burke, an agricultural scientist from Germany, presided over as guest of honour. Dr. D. N. Kamra from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly delivered an expert lecture on the importance of cattle in agriculture.