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    ILSI-India and ILSI International Food Biotechnology Committee organized the International Conference on “Biotechnology Based Sustainable Agriculture” on December 19, 2009 in New Delhi. The Conference was cosponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI and Indian Council of Agricultural Research.  
    The Conference was organised in the context of productivity lags in agriculture. While the green revolution more than doubled agricultural output in India in less than 20 years, lately there were indications that productivity has stagnated. Unless new technologies are introduced the country will pass from self-sufficiency in food to dependency on food imports. This will place a heavy drag on development.  
    The International Conference on 'Recent Scientific Developments in Agricultural Biotechnology: Sharing Experiences and Knowledge' was organized by ILSI-India and ILSI-International Biotechnology Task Force on 29th and 30th October 2006, in New Delhi. The Conference was co-sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India (GOI), Department of Science & Technology and Department of Biotechnology of the Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI, and the Planning Commission. It was inaugurated by Shri Sharad Pawar, Union Minister of Agriculture.