There is now a felt need for forward thinking collectively by all stakeholders for agricultural development in Western India by 2030 and plan for a strategy to consider new capacities that will be needed in agricultural and food systems research, innovation, extension, education and management so that agricultural universities and related institutions in the region can plan for agricultural development accordingly.

In order to take it forward, A National Workshop “Forward Thinking Agricultural Development in Western India” is being held on 8-10 February 2016 at Sardarkrushinagar and hosted by Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University (SDAU). The Workshop aims at considering a tangible plan based on forward thinking for agricultural development in Western India with emphasis on human capacity development needs. It will be fully participatory with all participants expected to contribute to the content and process of the Workshop. Preliminary information about workshop available at http://www.apaari.org/web/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/second-ft-Workshop-2016.pdf

For more details, please contact Dr. S. Acharya, Organizing Secretary & Associate Director of Research, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar, Gujarat, India-385 506;  Phone: 02748-27826502748-278265; email:ft2016@sdau.edu.in.