30 Oct 2020 20:47 IST

Fore organises e-seminar on bio-security and agriculture

The discussion encompassed a variety of views from academia, farmers, activists, and consultants

Fore School of Management, New Delhi, in association with Institute of Urban Farming and Sustainability (IUFS), India, recently organised a virtual seminar on ‘bio-security and agriculture.’The webinar brought together a variety of views from academia, farmers, activists, and consultants.

The speakers of the panel discussion were Anil Chopra, Director; Wingify Karan Sikri, CEO Sikri Farms; Natalia Augilar, Sustainability Consultant, Mexico. Chopra shared sustainability insights from his long career working with marquee institutions such as National Dairy Development Board, Mother Dairy, and his time at Institute of Rural Management.

Sikri, in his address, presented the practitioner perspectives, which came from running agriculture businesses. This included discussions on benefit of several soil and water preservation techniques. The important element in the points he raised was that sustainability can be a win-win where farmers, consumers, and the planet can benefit. Augilar quoted several instances from history across the globe that highlight the damage wrought on the environment at the hands of human activity. She stressed that it is consumers who need to drive sustainability practices at the corporations they buy from.