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India Agribusiness Education Awards 2020
February 26, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
India’s agriculture has now evolved into a multi-tiered, multi player, global enterprise with an array of
stakeholders perfectly lined up in a value chain to deliver products on a massive scale. Present day
agricultural enterprise stretches beyond the farm to encompass many entities that operate at different
links in the production, logistics, processing, trade and distribution chain of food and agri-products. The
large scale, wide diversity and range of stakeholders in the value chain makes agribusiness among the
largest business sectors globally. Recent estimates place the size of the global agriculture at US$ 5 trillion.
For India, it is a matter of livelihood for masses and economic development of the country. India needs the
support of agribusiness professionals educated in the nuances of agriculture trade and practices to
power the growth of farm sector. In view of economic liberalization and coming in of WTO, it is
important to generate globally competitive human resource which would help in achieving higher
productivity and production through generation and transfer of technologies as well as processing and
value addition, food safety and quality, information technology, etc. This has necessitated the
development of human resource which would have skills and expertise to handle the agri marketing,
distribution, products, technologies but also the trade and export of agricultural produce.
Improving quality of agribusiness education holds the key to propelling not only creating better job
prospects and entrepreneurship but also the growth of the industry as well as the agriculture sector as a
whole. The attempts made by India in improving agribusiness education have been the result of
concerted efforts of many individuals, institutions and policy makers. As a result over 50 ABM colleges
under SAUs, 15 plus national level institutes and almost equal number private sector universities are today
offering globally competitive courses in agribusiness. Some of them like IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Lucknow,
IRMA, MANAGE, IIPM, IIFM, NIAM etc. have made their mark at the national and international level too.
Such role models need to be admired and recognized.
Agriculture Today Group as the media and policy catalyst has always been on the forefront in providing
information, inuencing policies, creating business networks and recognizing performers. The institution
of India Agribusiness Education Awards is a small step in this direction, through which we will make an
effort to rank and award agribusiness education institutes, based on their quality of education,
placement quality and other relevant parameters with the help of our very eminent jury members.
- Bringing on one platform agribusiness education institutions and industry leaders to deliberate upon
the agribusiness challenges and possible solutions
- To discuss the emerging trends and opportunities in the national and global agribusiness industry and
how to orient the management education to best cater to the needs of the industry
- Facilitating mutual learning by bringing key stakeholders of the academia coming together and
sharing their success stories
- To promote and strengthen agribusiness education ecosystem for greater industry coordination and
international exposure for best models and practices so as facilitate faster growth of India’s
- To felicitate and honour the top performing agribusiness institutes and colleges on various parameters
so as to encourage them put in their best in terms of churning out to notch agribusiness professionals
For Nomination: http://www.agriculturetoday.in/iaea/nomi_form.php