CII Agro Tech 2014
Nov 22, 2014 10:00 AM
Nov 25, 2014 05:00 PM
|Where||Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh|
|Contact Name||Neelam Joshi|
Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Hon’ble Minister of Food Processing, Government of India
Parkash Singh Badal, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab
Manohar Lal Khattar, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana
Brad Wall, Hon’ble, Premier of Saskatchewan (Canada)
Ashish Bahuguna, Secretary - Agriculture, Government of India
Siraj Hussain, Secretary - Food Processing Industries, Government of India
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~ India’s only integrated Agri Fair CII Agro Tech 2014 to be held from 22 - 25 November 2014 at Chandigarh; committed to increase productivity, bring best technologies to farmers
~ Is the only integrated Agri show in India that is a convergence point for Indian and international Agri community; will feature 216 new product launches focusing on Indian agri sector
~ India’s Premier Biennial Agro Technology & Business Fair will have 5 International Conferences, country specific sessions with Africa, Germany and Pakistan, farmer & industry delegation visits from China, Canada, New Zealand, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, exhibitors from 11 countries and 15 Indian states
~ Much in sync with Agri Agenda of Modi Govt, CII is working on key policy issues relevant to the entire value chain - from farm to fork through a multi-stakeholder approach; CII Agro Tech 2014 is a key initiative in this regard
~ The Agri Fair, themed around ‘Building Global Competitiveness in Agriculture’ will focus on increasing regional and international cooperation for the betterment of Indian agro-industry
New Delhi, (India) – 13 November 2014: The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will host the 11th CII Agro Tech 2014 from 22-25 November, 2014 at Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh. India’s Premier Biennial Agro Technology & Business Fair – the CII Agro Tech 2014 will feature 5 International Conferences, country specific sessions by participants from Africa, Germany and Pakistan, farmer & industry delegation visits from China, Canada, New Zealand, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and exhibitors from 11 countries and 15 Indian states, with the attempt to take the Indian agriculture to the next level.
Much in sync with the Modi Government’s thrust on improving agriculture productivity, enhance farmer’s earnings, increase Agriculture’s (falling share) in India’s GDP and attaining self reliance, Agro Tech would aim to bridge the gap between the farming community, scientists and latest innovations, practices and technologies available both nationally and globally in agriculture and bring them on a common platform for the benefit of the farmers with more than 200 new launches.
A key initiative in this regard, the CII Agro Tech 2014 is themed around ‘Building Global Competitiveness in Agriculture’ focusing on increasing regional and international cooperation for the betterment of Indian agro-industry. This is aimed to be achieved via conference sessions, concurrent shows, farmer events around the theme of ‘Jai Kisan’ and discussions & debates, which will help increase productivity and bring best technologies to farmers. Some of the key takeaways of the fair include focus on Agriculture Sector, Bringing the ‘Best’ and the ‘Next’ in agriculture, Bridging communication between stakeholders, Forging business partnerships and International technology collaborations, Building capability through global exposure and key discussions on Policy issues in Indian agriculture.
The CII Agro Tech 2014 is expecting participation of approximately 50000 farmers from states including Punjab, Haryana, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu etc, and participants from countries like Bangladesh, China, Canada, Pakistan, Nepal and New Zealand are also expected to join in the mega fair.
The focus of discussions at this year’s Agro Tech Fair will be in sync with the Modi Government’s thrust on improving agriculture productivity, enhance farmer’s earnings, increase Agricultural share in India’s GDP and attaining self reliance. Agro Tech via concerned stakeholder interaction would also aim to bridge the gap between the farming community, scientists and latest innovations, practices and technologies available both nationally and globally in agriculture and bring them on a common platform for the benefit of the farmers.
The Agro Tech 2014 will be supported by Punjab & Haryana as the Host States; while the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India along with Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India are the Partner Ministries. Other partners include Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes; CLFMA of India; Crop Care Federation of India; Fertiliser Association of India; Micronutrients Manufacturers Association; National Seed Association of India; Pesticides Formulators Association of India; and Progressive Dairy Farmers Association.
“CII Agro Tech will help in attaining the objective of ‘more crop per drop’ laid out by our Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi by showcasing the best practices and most advanced procedures & technologies being applied in pockets to a vast number of farmers from all across India present at single platform”, highlighted Dr Goenka.
“CII Agro Tech 2014 will also feature special ‘Kisan Goshthees’, a value added platform for farmers including sessions with scientists and experts to enlighten them with some of the best practices in areas like protected agriculture & precision farming, climate change, water & soil management, use of solar energy for agriculture, organic farming and reducing pesticide usage, Agro processing & marketing, optimum use of Agri inputs, farm mechanization etc which would help remove the existing bottlenecks like lack of knowledge on latest irrigation methods, on proper use of fertilizers, soil testing and about the latest farm mechanization techniques”, further informed Dr Goenka.
Some of the key highlights of 11th CII Agro Tech 2014 will be:
• The only integrated Agri show in India that is a convergence point for Indian and international agri community
• Supported by Ministry of Agriculture, MOFPI
• Total Exhibitors - 154, including 37 international exhibitors
• Participation of 37 overseas companies from 11 countries including Canada, Italy, Ivory Coast, Israel, Germany, Spain, France, Poland, South Africa, The Netherlands and Russia
• Delegation from Bangladesh, China, Canada, Pakistan, Nepal, New Zealand
• Is a reflection of growing international interest in Indian Agriculture
• Participation of major agricultural states like Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu
• Farmer delegation from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh & many more
8 Concurrent Shows at CII Agro Tech 2014 include:
· Farm Tech that aims to promote farm mechanization by showcasing the best and the next
· Food Expo that focuses on processed & packaged food
· Food Tech will feature interesting display of ‘Vito’ Oil Filtration System
· Displays to include integrated agri business model for waste land development, kitchen garden, foldable water tank, benefits derived from Paddy straw composting and Rice Transplaners at Good Earth; interesting displays to include Integrated Agri Business Model for Waste Land Development and benefits derived from Paddy Straw Composting
· Implementex to display specialised farm mechanisation & harvesting equipment and range of products covering entire life cycle stage of crops
· Interesting live display & demonstration of Automatic Poultry Feeding Machines, Dairy Farm Development Mobile Vans, solutions for animal identification (RFIDs), cooling solutions, complete life cycle feed range for livestock & veterinary homeopath products, and training on technique related to breeding at Livestock Expo
· Live display of Soilless Farming (Hydroponics) and functional Solar Pump at Water & Irrigation Management Expo
· Farm Services that aims to educate the farmers on overcoming operational challenges; Newer & efficient model of tractors are proposed to be launched