The World Agricultural Forum (WAF) is a policy neutral and
internationally inclusive agriculture forum that brings together the leaders
from the private sector with policy makers and key policy influencers to
focus on providing food, fuel, fiber and water to the world’s growing

The WAF believes that progress is best achieved when all contributors to
agriculturally -based food, fuel and fiber understand change and are able
to confer on its causes, impact and implications.  The WAF seeks to
create awareness and educate all stakeholders as to the critical role
agriculture plays in rural and economic development, and ultimately,
national security to most every economy in the world.  Developing
countries and advocacy organizations are given an equal voice on the
world stage.

The WAF is the recognized global organization that brings world leaders
together from across value chains and between public and private
sectors and civil society to promote a food secure world.

The WAF hosts a World Congress every 2 years

The next WAF World Congress is scheduled to be held in Andhra
Pradesh, India in 2013.  The most recent Congress was held in Brussels
Belgium from the evening of the 28th November until Thursday the 1st
December 2011.  
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Updated: 8 December 2013
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from the 2011 Congress
A Round Table discussion under way at a Congress of the
World Agricultural Forum
Agri-Tech Trade Fair
Re-shaping Agriculture
for a Sustainable Future
Focus on Small Farmholders

Hyderabad, India
4 - 7 November, 2013
The 2013 Congress was held
under the Patronage of
Mr. Sharad Pawar, Minister of
Agriculture & Food Processing
Industries, Government of India,
Mr. N. Kiran Kumar Reddy
Chief Minister Andhra Pradesh, India
click for Chief Minister's Press Release
Message from Chief Minister N.Kiran Kumar Reddy
                                       At the outset. I appreciate the World
                              Agricultural Forum (WAF) for deciding to
                              organize their biennial global event
                              i.e. the 2013 Congress of the World
                              Agricultural Forum  at Hyderabad, India
                              in November - 2013, the first time in Asia
                              since the inception of the WAF in 1997.
                                          I strongly believe that the
deliberations of the 2013 Congress of the World Agriculture Forum
including all key stakeholders such as farmers, farm labour,
farmers organizations, industry, key government leaders,
scientists, etc., would provide a roadmap for re-positioning small
holder agriculture in the liberalizing and globalizing agro markets.  
I also expect that 2013 WAC will bring agriculture and farmers'
issues to the fore once again alerting governments to initiate
urgent policy interventions for making farming a viable profession.
I, on behalf of my country as well as my State, warmly welcome
delegates from all parts of the World to the 2013 Congress of the
WAF in Hyderabad, India, with a sincere belief that they will carry
back pleasant memories of this great city in addition to making
valuable contributions to the cause of World Agriculture.

Response from The Rt. Hon. James Bolger, Chairman of the
WAF Advisory Board and Former Prime Minister of New
We are grateful to His Excellency N. Kiran Kumar Reddy for
inviting us to stage the 2013 Congress in Hyderabad, India.
Hyderabad will provide an opportunity to examine the global needs
which must be provided by agriculture in a new, challenging and
different environment.
The demands and responsibilities placed on agriculture increase –
as a source of food, energy, clothing, raw materials and
pharmaceuticals while all the while using less water and reducing
its environmental impact.  The growing prosperity of Asia
increases these demands and augments the competition for
scarce resources.
There will be ample opportunity to view and meet Andhra Pradesh,
Indian and global leaders in agriculture research and development,
industry and government.

City Market, Old Hyderabad
Vision and Mission of the
World Agricultural Forum:
The Vision of the WAF is to empower agriculture to feed every
man, woman and child.

Mission of the WAF is to catalyse the development of
action plans that meet the world's growing need for food, fiber, fuel
and water.
Some of the delegates at the 2011 WAF Congress in Brussels – Seated in the foreground is
Mr. V. Nagi Reddy,former Principal Secretary to the Government of Andhra Pradesh
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