The theme of the Congress, "Innovations for Agricultural Transformation", 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, undernutrition, poverty, and glaring inequalities. 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 percent of India's population, bulging to be the largest in the world by 2025, but also as a business opportunity, service provider, industry, and ecosystem protector.