The theme of the Congress is central to the national complementary pledges of building a New India and Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022. The New India must be free from hunger, under nutrition, poverty, and glaring inequities. And, Agriculture is the foremost sector to free the nation of these persisting maladies. The Congress will provide an intellectually rich multi-stakeholder platform for discussing and critically analyzing veritable disruptive innovations for transforming agriculture and food systems to reshape India. The Congress will showcase agriculture not only as the main source of employment and livelihood security for nearly 50 % of India’s population, but also as a business opportunity for service providers, industries, and ecosystem protectors; besides, being a platform for showcasing of products by the stakeholders. The four-day event will include technical sessions, plenary sessions, panel discussions, poster sessions, farmers’ session, student elocution contest and ASC INDIA EXPO. More than 2000 delegates, public and private sector agricultural research Institutes/Universities, Industries, Extension agencies and NGOs, and farmers are expected to participate. The Organising Committee invites all industries to sponsor the Congress.