A new partnership between the NDA Government, the United Nations and Challenge Advisory is to be launched at the United Nations, New Delhi on Tuesday 9th June 2015. Focusing on critical Food Security issues within India. Bringing together Government Ministers, United Nation Agencies and the private sector, debate will centre around policy, sustainability and growth within Indian Agriculture.
This is UNESCAP’s second time working with Challenge Advisory, having worked together on the Thai Solar PV Roadmap Project (TSRI), alongside the government of Thailand.
The partnership will forge links between the NDA Government and the private sector, focusing on country and regional regulation in respect to seed, crop protection and crop nutrition innovations, providing a space for technology transfer, the need to increase agri-growth, enterprise-to-enterprise cooperation and joint ventures.
Ananth Kumar, Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers: “ The Indian Government are very interested in forging new partnerships and strengthening existing relationships with the business community, and supporting and collaborating with the United Nations in finding solutions to our country’s agricultural needs. India also has a huge potential market for foreign companies, and effective partnerships and collaborations between multinationals and the Government of India, which could offer great opportunities for both sides. This is a win-win opportunity.”
Challenge Advisory will be accompanied by Ministers from the NDA Government, NAFED, GCMMF, IFAD, UNDP, IMF, IFC, the World Bank, the ADB, and representatives from the United Nations and NGO agencies amongst many others.