Save the Date: Exploring Cooperation in Sustainable Agriculture and Value Addition in BIMSTEC Region, Oct. 28th

The event will be hosted by the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) and IFPRI. Registration details coming soon.

Tentative Agenda

11.00-11.30 hrs

Inaugural Session


Welcome Remarks: Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, RIS

Chair: Dr. Shahidur Rashid, Director for South Asia, IFPRI, New Delhi

Opening RemarksDr. Suresh Babu, Senior Research Fellow & Head of Capacity Strengthening, IFPRI

Inaugural Address: Dr. Ramesh Chand, Member, NITI Aayog, India


11.30-12.30 hrs

Technical Session I: Promoting Trade in Agriculture in BIMSTEC


Chair: Mr. Han Ulaç Demirag, Country Director, IFAD


· Prof. Mustfizur Rehman, Distinguished Fellow, CPD, Bangladesh

· Dr. Orachos Napasintuwong, Kasetsart University, Thailand

·  Prof. S.K. Mohanty, Professor, RIS

14.00-15.00 hrs

Technical Session-II: Prospects of Food Processing and Regional Value China in BIMSTEC


 Chair: Mr. Rajeev Kher, Distinguished Fellow, RIS


 ·Dr. Borworn Tanrattanaphong, Lincoln University, New Zealand

· Dr. S.K. Saxena, Former Director, Export Inspection Council of India

· Prof. D.A.M De Silva, Professor, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka

15.00-16.00 hrs

Technical Session III: Food Security and Safety Issues in Agriculture


Chair: Dr. Suresh Pal, Director, NIAP, New Delhi


· Dr. Shahidur Rashid, Director for South Asia, IFPRI, New Delhi

· Dr. Dil Khatri, Executive Director, SiAS, Nepal

· Mr. Siraj Hussain, Senior Visiting Fellow, ICRIER, New Delhi 

16.00-16.30 hrs


14.30-17.00 hrs

Closing Session


Chair: Dr. Suresh Babu, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI,New York

Presentation of Key Recommendations: Dr. Priyadarshi Dash, Associate Professor, RIS

Valedictory Address: Mr. Tenzin Lekphell, Secretary General, BIMSTEC Secretariat

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