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Prof. MS Swaminathan honored with first World Agriculture Prize


Prof. M S Swaminathan was awarded the very 1st World Agriculture Prize for his contributions to Indian agriculture by Indian Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu.

By Team ABLE

Recently, renowned agricultural scientist and the chief architect of the green revolution in India, Prof. MS Swaminathan was awarded the very 1st World Agriculture Prize for his contributions to Indian agriculture by Indian Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu.

Since 2008, the Global Agriculture Leadership Summit & Awards are organized by Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) with support of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare; Ministry of Food Processing Industries and Ministry of Commerce.The 2018 Global Agriculture Leadership Summit was 11th in this series and it was held in Hotel Hyatt Regency, New Delhi recently in October, 2018.

ICFA had established the Agriculture Leadership Awards in 2008 to recognize the leadership roles played by individuals and institutions positively impacting the lives of farmers and rural masses. During the summit, the Global Agriculture Leadership Awards – 2018 were announced and presented.

The event witnessed bestowing of Prof. M.S. Swaminathan with the first World Agriculture Prize. This prize instituted by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) was presented by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu at Vigyan Bhawan at a special session, named Swaminathan Global Dialogue on Climate Change and Food Security.