Agrochemicals are recognized as an essential input for increasing agricultural production and preventing crop loss before and after harvesting. Indian agrochemical industry has contributed significantly towards increased agriculture output, improved public health and plays important role in facilitating national food security. It is the onset of agrochemicals era that transformed Indian agriculture from food deficient to food surplus country.
The Indian Agrochemical Industry has huge unrealized potential for growth due to very low level of agrochemical consumption as compared to global norms. Therefore, the role of agrochemicals in achieving the vision of $5 Trillion economy by 2025 cannot be undermined, as it not only ensures food security, provides livelihoods but also provides impetus to the growth of industries and service sectors.
Farmers worldwide are taking steps to conduct agriculture in a sustainable manner. Environmental impacts on farming can be reduced significantly using precision farming methodology. Thus, to bring focus to the importance of agrochemicals, enhance trade and investment in a mutually beneficial manner and ensure sustainable growth, the 9th edition of FICCI’s flagship Agrochemicals Conference 2020 is jointly organized by Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India, in collaboration with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) on December 1, 2020.