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International Zinc Association along with FAI to organize Global Micronutrient Summit 2.0 on 5th October

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29 September 2023, New Delhi: The International Zinc Association (IZA), in association with the Fertiliser Association of India (FAI), is organizing the highly anticipated Global Micronutrient Summit 2.0 on the 5th and 6th of October 2023 at Leela Palace in New Delhi, India. The summit will convene leading experts, policymakers, and industry leaders to address the critical issue of micronutrient deficiencies in soil, crops, and human health.

The two-day summit will be inaugurated by the Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, along with MoS Bhagwanth Khuba. Mr. Arun Misra, Chairman of IZA and CEO, of Hindustan Zinc, and Mr. Arvind Chaudhary, DG, of the FAI, will also be present during this inaugural session. On this occasion, Dr. Mandaviya will release the KPMG Knowledge Book, adding a valuable resource to the ongoing discourse on micronutrient management.

Micronutrient deficiencies in soil and crops have emerged as a pressing global issue, affecting crop yields and quality. Countries worldwide are grappling with deficiencies in essential micronutrients, with zinc and boron leading the list, followed by iron, manganese, copper, and others. The Global Micronutrient Summit 2.0 is poised to transcend conventional discussions by exploring the intricate interplay between soil, crops, and human well-being.

The Summit would be attended by around 200 delegates from India and abroad representing policymakers, academia, and the fertilizer industry. Various national and international organizations, like IFDC, KPMG, Harvest Plus, ICAR, and IMMA are also joining as affiliate partners in the Summit.

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