While cooperators across the country were busy celebrating the dawn of Co-op Week, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar was busy inaugurating the National Agrochemical Congress in New Delhi on Thursday.
The National Agrochemicals Congress is being held in Pusa, New Delhi from 13th to 16th November, 2019. The Congress is conducted in view of the relevance chemical pesticides still continue to play in pest management.
Participating in the event Tomar said that there is a need to address the issues of small and marginal farmers through generation of right knowledge access platforms and provision of basic agricultural inputs at affordable costs.
“By 2050, if ongoing surge in population continues, tons more food grains will be required to be produced. It is going to be a challenge”, Tomar underlined. He said that there is an urgent need to focus from sustainable production to sustainable agri-food systems keeping in minds the climatic conditions, water conservation aspects etc.
The Minister said that farmers in India have been the crusaders of several revolutions in agriculture. What they need now are appropriate technologies and proper skilling.