17 January, 2022
Passport Office Pune, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India along with Symbiosis Skills &Professional University, Pune
Invite you to join
National Conference on Agriculture Trade Promotion -2022
Just A Few Words
About The Conference
Ministry of External Affairs, Regional Passport Office, and Symbiosis Skills & Professional University with great honor would like to announce the commencement of the National Conference scheduled on January 17, 2022 event with the theme “India: The Global Food Hub“.
Agriculture is a backbone of the Indian Economy and our rich agricultural heritage is blessed with the ensured annual monsoon, varieties of farming soil, seasons, seeds, techniques, water resources. In India, 60.43 % of the total land is cultivable as against 11% in the world. . India is blessed with large arable land with 15 agro-climatic zones as defined by ICAR, having almost all types of weather conditions, soil types and capable of growing a variety of crops. Modern science and agro-technology is boon for meeting the huge demand for food and medicine. Varieties of seasons in India promote different seasonal crops, fruits, vegetables in diverse land of India which is blessed with ample sunshine, wind, and water. For ages, we are blessed with a rich heritage of agricultural knowledge and practices which are eco-friendly.
With all this strength Indian Agriculture supports our economy of at least 75 % population of India in direct or indirect ways. India can become the food supplier of the world. India is the top producer of milk, spices, pulses, tea, cashew, and jute, and the second-largest producer of rice, wheat, oilseeds, fruits and vegetables, sugarcane, and cotton. India has a huge opportunity to become a leading global food supplier if only it has the right marketing strategies and of course agile, adaptive, and efficient supply chain. In the next ten years, food production is expected to double. These products, if processed and marketed smartly, can make India a leading food supplier in the world. We have tremendous possibilities of agro-based processing, manufacturing, trade, and exports and establish ourselves as “Global Food and Pharma Hub”.
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India’s food processing sector is one of the largest in the world and its output is expected to reach $535 bn by 2025-26. There is vast scope in this sector because of vast natural resources and abundant agricultural produce. India’s exports of Processed Food were Rs. 36,946.20 Crores / 4,987.76 USD Million in 2020-21. One of the prime factors for the non-competitiveness of the food processing industry is the cost and quality of marketing channels. India has a huge opportunity to become a leading global food supplier if only it has the right marketing strategies and agile, adaptive, and efficient supply chain.
With the promotion of Agro tourism, Agricultural Exports, Ecotourism, Health and Medical Tourism, Yoga and Meditation Tourism, Food Processing Industries, Pharma Industries, Geographical Indications of crops and farm products, it is convenient to invite foreign investment in agricultural sectors and allied sectors.
Agriculture Trade Promotion 2022 provides a platform to bring together entrepreneurs and experts in agriculture with the aim to share knowledge on new business opportunities in the agriculture sector.
Agriculture Trade Promotion, 2022 hosts dynamic keynote and oral presentations on various topics.
Sessions on Agriculture Trade Promotions
Information about Sessions of Agriculture Trade Promotion 2022 is attached herewith.
|Registration- 9 am to 10 am|
|Welcome Reception– 9 am to 10 am|
Inaugural Function- 10 am
1. Hon. Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Governor of Maharashtra –Chief Guest of the Inaugural Function
2. Dr. S.B. Mujumdar- Founder and president of the Symbiosis Society – Guest of Honour
3. Mr. Dhiraj Kumar- Agriculture Commissioner, Maharashtra Gov. – Guest of Honour
4. Chief Guest of the valedictory function- Dr. Swati Mujumdar, Pro-Chancellor, SSPU
Have A Look At The
|Time||Topic||Guest / Speaker|
|9.30 am to 10.30 am||Registration|
|10.30 am to 10.35 am||National Anthem|
|10.35 am to10.45 am||Introduction of Conference||Dr. Swati Mujumdar|
Pro-Chancellor, SSPU, Pune Mr. Anant Takwale
Passport Officer, Pune
|10.45 am to 10.55 am||Welcome Address||Dr. S.B. Mujumdar, Founder and|
President of Symbiosis
|10.55 am to 11.00 am||Felicitation of Dignitaries|
|11.00 am to 11.15 am||Address by Guest of Honour||Mr. Dhiraj Kumar, Commissioner of Agriculture|
|11.15 am – 11.25 am||Felicitation of experts||Felicitation of Leaders in Agri Sector.|
1. Mrs. Sunanda Pawar, Trustee, Agricultural Development Trust, Baramati.
2. Mr. Ganesh Hingmire, Intellectual Property (IP) Enthusiast.
3. Mr. Pandurang Taware, Innovator of Agri Tourism concept in India .
4. Mr. Vilas Shinde, Chairman
& CEO, Sahyadri Farmers Producer Company Ltd.
5. Mr. Parag Mate, Worship
|6. Mukesh Malhotra, Chairman|
|11.25 am to 11.35 am||Special Address (Online)||Mr. Abdulrahman Albanna,|
Ambassador of UAE to India.
|11.40 am to 11.50 am||Special Address (Online)||Mr. Sunjay Sudhir|
Ambassador of India to UAE.
|11.55 am to 12.20 pm||Chief Guest Address||Hon. Governor, GOM.|
|12.20 pm to 12.25 pm||Vote of Thanks||Shri Anant Takwale|
Passport Officer, Pune.
|12-25 to 12.30 National Anthem|
|Break 12.30 pm to 12.35 pm|
Chair- Mr. S. K. Goel, Former Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Marketing, Government of Maharashtra
|12.35 pm to 12.50 pm||Opportunities and challenges in Agriculture/Horticulture Export and Government|
|Shri Govind Hande Advisor Export, GOM|
|12.55 pm to 1.05 pm||Special Address (Online)||Dr. Ausaf Sayeed|
Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia
|1.10 pm to 1.25 pm||Role of APEDA in Agriculture|
|Shri R. Ravindra|
DGM Apeda , Mumbai
|1.30 pm to 1.45 pm||New trends in Agriculture|
/Horticulture Export for domestic and international
market & future Scope.
|Shri Vilash Shinde, Chairman, Sayadri Farmer Company, Nasik|
|1.50 pm to 2.20 pm Lunch Break|
|Technical Session –II|
Chair - Mr. Anand Chordia, Director Technology & Innovations, Suhana Masale
|2.25 pm to 2.35 pm||Special Address||Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Singla|
Ambassador of India to Israel
|2.40 pm to 2.55 pm||Opportunities and Challenges in Food Processing Industry.||Dr. Vinay Oswal Director, NAFARI, Pune|
|3.00 pm to 3.15 pm||Role of PMFME Schemes for|
Food Processing Industry promotion.
|Shri Nagre, Director Food Processing , GOM|
|3.20 pm to 3.35 pm||New trends in Food Processing for domestic and international market & future|
|Mr. Anand Chordia|
Director Technology & Innovations, Suhana Masale
|Technical Session –III|
Allied Sector ( Agro Tourism and Challenges in Export) Chair - Mr. Varun Singh, Joint Director General of Foreign Trade
|3.40 pm to 3.55 pm||Importance Agro /Eco Tourism and future scope||Mr. Pandurang Taware|
|4.00 pm to 4.15 pm||Impotence of Organic Farming, current status and future scope||Dr. Prashant Naikwad|
Director, Residue Free Organic Mission India Federation
|4.20 pm to 4.35 pm||Challenges in Export||Mr. Milind Aakre|
|4.40 pm to 4.55 pm||Opportunities in Export of|
|Dr. Bhagyashree Patil|
|5.00 pm to 5.15 pm||Export Credit Risks and how to mitigate those risks,|
ECGC’s role in mitigating
|Mr. Ravi Hande, Executive officer ECGC|
|5.20 pm to 5.30 pm||Vote of Thanks||Representative of MEA|
|Note: In the event of COVID restrictions from district administration the Conference shall be conducted in online mode as per date and schedule.|
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