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Workshop on Food Security: Present and Futures, 16th September 2008, New Delhi
Introduction: IRADe celebrated its 6th Foundation day with a panel discussion, organized on “Food Security: Present and Future” at India International Center on 16th September, 2008.
The workshop was attended by renowned academicians and NGOs. Dr. Kirit Parikh chaired the penal, and Dr. Abhijit Sen, Member Planning Commission was the chief guest of the event. The eminent panelists were Dr. S. Mahendra Dev, Chairman of CACP, Dr. Ashok Gulati of IFPRI and Dr. Suman Bery, Director General, NCAER.
The domestic self-sufficiency ratio for food-security needs to be optimized. Climate Change and food security issues should be dealt together. To enhance food security, we need to focus on yield growth in agriculture, a national development strategy for handling the issues of excess labor in agriculture sector, nutrition management of arable land in India, institutional approach for collective action and rational use of irrigation water.
Workshop on Energy Policy Reforms and Agriculture in India: A general Equilibrium Exploration, 20 April 2004, New Delhi
Introduction: IRADe organized a workshop on April 20, 2004 at India International Center, New Delhi for launching the Stanford-IRADe project to receive suggestions at the inception stage. The overall objective of the workshop was to discuss the various features in order to upgrade the general equilibrium model.
The experts and representatives of World Bank, Stanford University, ICAR, NIPFP, NCAER, IGIDR, Planning Commission, Ministry of Power, IARI, DFID India, USAID, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Reliance Industries Limited, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) and University of Delhi attended the workshop. Dr. P Ghosh, Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forests (GoI), who earlier did computable general equilibrium model, inaugurated the workshop. Professor David Victor of Stanford University gave a keynote address after which, Dr. Kirit Parikh gave a substantive presentation concerning the objectives, methodology, possible outputs and policy implications.
The workshop recommended addressing questions directly related to decision making for land tillers and land owners and poor and small farms such as disaggregation of farmers and some scenario related to WTO.
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