‘Policy Dialogue on Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Agricultural Sector’ was held at National Agricultural Science Complex (NASC) of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa on January 20, 2017.
It was organized by the Centre for Biodiversity Policy and Law (CEBPOL), under National Biodiversity Authority (NBA). During the inaugural session, Dr. B. Meenakumari, Chairperson, NBA delivered the welcome address followed by Dr. P. L. Gautam, Former Chairman, NBA and PPV & FRA Authority who gave the introductory remarks.
Prof. Ramesh Chand Member, NITI Ayog, New Delhi presented the inaugural address. Dr. Amita Prasad, Additional Secretary, MoEFCC, gave a special address.
More than 35 experts attended the policy dialogue from the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Environment forests and Climate Change, National Biodiversity Authority, National bureaus, Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Right Authority, MSSR Foundation, Department of Biotechnology, CABI and Bioversity International.
Dr. C. Thomson Jacob, Policy Consultant, Centre for Biodiversity Policy and Law, NBA delivered the vote of Thanks.