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National Workshop

Organic Farming in India:
Reshaping the Post Green Revolution Agriculture


Date: June, 20-21, 2008 Venue: MANAGE,Rajendranagar,Hyderabad

 

20th June, 2008 (Friday)

 

09:00 Hrs

Registration of participants

 

OPENING SESSION: EMERGING APPROACHES AND INITIATIVES ABOUT ORGANIC FARMING

Chairperson:
Shri. B.N. Yugandhar
Member, Planning Commission

Co-chairperson:
Dr. O.P. Rupela
Principal Scientist, ICRISAT

Rapporteur:

S.K. Anwar,

Kavitha Kuruganti,

09:30 Hrs

10.00 Hrs

  • Registration

  • Welcome, objectives of the workshop and introductory remarks

Dr. N.K. Sanghi
Advisor,WASSAN

 

10:10 Hrs

  • An overview of organic farming: various models and approaches

Dr. G.V. Ramanjaneyulu
Executive Director, CSA

 

   

10:30 Hrs

  • National and state level Initiatives and various State organic farming policies

Dr. D. Kumar

Dy.Director

National Centre for Organic Farming

 

 

 

 

  • Evolving Sate Organic Farming Policy: Experiences of Kerala

Prof. Vijayan

Chairperson, Kerala Biodiversity Board

11:10 Hrs

  • Open discussion on ‘Mainstreaming and Scalingup of Organic Farming’

 

11:40 Hrs

  • Remarks by Chairperson and Co-chairperson

  • Vote of Thanks

Dr. N.K. Sanghi

Advisor, WASSAN

12:00 Hrs

  • Tea Break

 


SESSION – II: SHARING OF SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCES IN ORGANIC FARMING

Theme – I: Towards self-reliant production system – Panel discussion

Chairperson:
Dr. J. Venkateswarlu
Former Director, CAZRI

Co-Chairperson:
Mr. R. Murali

Director, MARI

Rapporteur:

Dr.Raghunath, Dharmender,

Panel members: (i) Shri. Umendra Dutt, (ii) Dr. Nammalvar, (iii) Shri. Manohar Parchure, (iv) Dr. Balasubramanyam, (v) Shri. Venu Madhav, (vi) Shri.V. Dinesh Kumar

12:15 Hrs

  • Brief presentation by panel members about their ongoing work (10 minutes each)

 

13:15 Hrs

  • Identification of critical issues

 

13:30 Hrs

  • Lunch Break

 

14:30 Hrs

  • Response of panel members on the above issues

 

15:30 Hrs

  • Open discussion

 

16:00 Hrs

16:15 Hrs

  • Remarks by Chairperson and Co-chairperson

  • Tea break

 

Theme – II: Redesigning support systems for upscaling successful experiences

Chairperson:
Dr. T. P. Rajendran,

ADG (PP) ICAR

Co-Chairperson:
Dr. N. K. Sanghi

WASSAN

Rapporteur:

Debjeet Sarangi,

Chandra Sekhar

16:30 Hrs

  • Support systems and incentives evolved for upscaling NPM approach in Andhra Pradesh

Dr. Ramanjaneyulu

CSA

17:00 Hrs

  • Opportunity for improving organic content in the soil through convergence with NREGA

Shri. A. Ravindra
Secretary, WASSAN

17:15 Hrs

  • Ecological farming as Clean Development Mechanism and Instruments for ecological bonus

Shri. P.V. Satheesh, DDS, OFAI

17:35 Hrs

  • Open discussion

 

18:00 Hrs

  • Remarks by Chairperson and Co-chairperson

 

18:15 Hrs

Close

 

 

21st June, 2008 (Saturday)

Theme – III: Organic farming for domestic market (Panel Discussion)

Chairperson:
Dr. RK Pathak
National Horticultural Mission

Co-Chairperson:
Sri. Manohar Parchure

Maharashtra Organic Farmers Federation

Rapporteur:

Zakir, Apsar Jahan

09:30 Hrs

  • Experiences on Local Marketing of Organic Food and Development of Certification System

Shri. Kapil Shah
Director, Jatan Trust

 

09:50 Hrs

  • Direct Marketing: Building on producer-consumer links

Dr. Balasubramanyam

CIKS

Ms. Judith Daniel, IIRD

10:20 Hrs

  • Internal Control System and Participatory Guarantee System (PGS)

Mr. S.Kiran

Deccan Development Society

10:40 Hrs

  • Producer Company : experiences and issues

  • Shri. R. Murali,
    Secretary, MARI

  • Shri. Arun Ambatipudi
    Program Manager, CHETNA

11:20 Hrs

  • Millet Based Marketing

Shri. Bablu Ganguly

Timbaktu Collective

11:50 Hrs

Tea Break

 

11:35 Hrs

  • Brief presentation by 2 lead discussants about constraints in collective marketing of organic product in the domestic context

 

11:55 Hrs

  • Open discussion

 

12:45 Hrs

  • Remarks by Chairperson and Co-chairperson

 

13:00 Hrs

Lunch Break

 

SESSION – III: GROUP DISCUSSION ON CRITICAL THEMES RELATED TO ORGANIC FARMING

14:00 Hrs

Group work (on the following themes)

  • Towards self-reliant production system

  • Domestic marketing and organic farming

  • Redesigning support systems for upscaling organic farming

 

 

SESSION – IV: PLENARY SESSION ABOUT HIGHLIGHTS OF GROUP WORK

Chairperson:
Shri. T. Vijay Kumar,
CEO, SERP

Co-Chairperson:
Shri. Ardhendu Chatterjee
Director, DRCSC – SAN

Rapporteur:
Salome, Ramanjaneyulu

16:00 Hrs

  • Presentation of group recommendations on different themes

Respective group representatives

17:00 Hrs

  • Open discussion

 

17:30 Hrs

  • Workshop recommendations on Mainstreaming and upscaling organic farming

 

18:00 Hrs

  • Remarks by Chairperson and Co-chairperson

 

18:15 Hrs

Close

 

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