Transforming India through Agricultural Innovation

05. Juli 2017

Despite the enormous potential for achieving more efficiency through modernizing agriculture in India, the advances and innovations in agriculture technologies and various emerging sub sectors are surging ahead with comparably little progress in the capacities of the vast work force to match the developments. Added to this, in India, 90 % of current jobs in agriculture are “skill based” where only about 6 % of work force has received vocational training. There is thus a pronounced “skill gap” both in terms of quality and quantity.

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of German in cooperation with the German Agribusiness Alliance at the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV) is cordially inviting you to an expert discussion followed by reception on

“Transforming India through agricultural innovation – sharing experience on extension, skilling and technology promotion in Indian agriculture”.

At the recent 4th Indo-German intergovernmental consultations in May this year, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Narendra Modi jointly emphasized the importance of cooperation between India and Germany in the education and research sector, in particular with respect to practical education and training. India and Germany are cooperating in exchanging experience in skilling and extension of farmers and agriculture specialists, enabling them to utilise modern technologies and efficient cultivation methods for ensuring ecological, social and economic sustainability of Indian agriculture.

Skill development is the key to increasing productivity, empowering the farming community and consolidating competitiveness of the agriculture and food sector. Modern technologies and efficient cultivation methods are essential for ensuring sustainable growth in agriculture. In the framework of the event on 5 July, we would like to seek the opportunity to share and discuss information and experience on various initiatives of international collaboration.

The participation in the event is free of cost. Nevertheless, registration is required to allow access to the Embassy. In order to do so, please find the registration form on the right side and send it completed to Ms. Monika Suri until 28 June, 2017. Please bring your passport or ID-card to ensure your entry to the embassy.

We look forward to welcoming you on 5 July, 2017 at 17:00 hours at the German Embassy in New Delhi.