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ORGANICS & MILLETS 2019
INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR

The ‘Organics & Millets 2019- International Trade Fair’ will be held in Bengaluru,
Jan 18-20, 2019 at Bengaluru Palace. This Trade Fair is organized by Dept. of
Agriculture, Govt. of Karnataka in collaboration with KAPPEC as the Nodal agency,
International Competence Centre of Organic Agriculture (ICCOA) as the Knowledge
Partner and MCA as Event Partner.

The ‘Organics & Millets 2019- International Trade Fair’ will be inaugurated by
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri H.D. Kumaraswamy and in the presence of
Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture Shri N.H Shivashankara Reddy and other dignitaries.

The ‘K-SOURCE’ Karnataka Pavilion will showcase the smart agricultural policies,
practices, technology, climate and soil of the state which makes Karnataka not just
a producer, but the enabler of Next Gen Smart Food, new businesses, technology,
producers, consumers and markets.

The Trade Fair will have a prominent and unique ‘Jaivik India’ section for Organics
& Naturals which have been identified as a growing demand area. It will be a common meeting place for organic networks from across the world. besides sharing expertise, knowledge and business practices. For Karnataka, it would offer a major platform to showcase the organic produce, its diversity and the overall competence of farmers/ farming groups. Traders, visitors, farmers and over 1 lakh people will converge at this showpiece event.

Event Highlights

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Exhibition / Trade Fair

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International Conference

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Organic Food Court

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Buyer Seller Meet (B2B)

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Farmers’ Workshop

Consumer Connect Program

Major Components of the Event

Exhibition

The event will feature a world class exhibition from leading companies in organic agribusiness. It will have companies as well as producers’ exhibiting a wide range of organic products. Farmer groups who are with organic certification through third party or PGS, fair trade and sustainability standards will be present.

B2B Meetings

This is an integral part of the Trade Fair wherein good buyers for organic producers (including exporters, wholesalers and retailers) will be brought to meet with suppliers and farmer groups to negotiate and transact real business. B2B Meet will provide an important linkage with the farmers’ groups and market.

International Conference

The International Conference will be held for two days on 18.01.2019 (afternoon) to 20.01.2019 (morning) in 2 different halls. It will bring in eminent national and International speakers and delegates. It will be a platform to share knowledge and latest developments with organic stakeholders, policy makers, government and businesses.

Organic Food Courts

This component is being planned by the organizers to create awareness about organic food and its relevance to food safety, health and environment. It aims at establishing connect between ‘Organics’ & ‘Consumers’, which will go a long way in strengthening domestic markets

Looking at the immense success of the Organics & Millets 2018 International Trade Fair, the Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. Of Karnataka is pleased to announce the Organics & Millets 2019 International Trade Fair.

Other components

  • Farmers workshop for 2 days
  • Live demo on dishes made from Organic and Millets products
  • Drawing competition for children
  • Cooking competition
  • Traditional Cultural and Heritage show from different parts of India

Target Visitors

  • Farmers, Organizations, Producers
  • Wholesalers, Retailers, Buyers and Sellers – Food and Beverages
  • Central and State Govt agencies and others
  • Exporters, Importers and Trading Companies
  • Restaurateurs, Chefs and Caterers
  • National and International Organic Experts & Speakers
  • Supermarkets, Department Stores, Specialty Chain Stores
  • Agripreneurs
  • Service companies (Certification agencies, Agriculture institutions, food consultants)
  • Health conscious consumers
  • Students
  • Nutritionists and more.

EVENTS DURING THE FAIR

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Exhibition / Trade Fair

Over 300 booths of organic companies and brands will exhibit a diverse range of food and non-food organic products. Exhibitors include organic companies, exporters, organic retailers, farmer groups, organic inputs companies, Govt agencies, etc

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International Conference

Provides insights into the holistic approach of organic agriculture and agri- businesses in achieving better livelihood for farmers Prepare the Schedule for the Conference and Inauguration. Identify, co-ordinate and invite 05 international and 10 domestic.

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Organic Food Court

Organic Food Court offers a variety of delicacies made with millets and other organic ingredients. This not only makes people understand the importance of producing organic food but also gives them an opportunity to taste healthy food in order to influence them to change their food habit and lifestyle.

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Buyer Seller Meet (B2B)

The main objective of this B2F Meet would be to provide a marketing forum for organic products from the state for producer farmers, farmer groups, local organic producers, domestic and international buyers to meet, interact, develop contacts.

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Farmers’ Workshop

Since farmers are potential organic- agri-preneurs,UAS proposes to organize a 03 day intensive workshop cum training. The main objective is to make them aware about existing scenario of organic world.

Consumer Connect Program

This component will focus on creating awareness about organic food and its relevance to food safety, health and environment. Special activities like Cooking competition for home-makers, demonstration of various ways of cooking Millets- the forgotten foods.

Major Components of the Event

Across nations, the quest is on for sustainable development ideas that compliment the creation of new opportunities. The quest is on to secure the interests of our farmers, our planet and yet meet the nutritional needs of a soaring global population. Need of the hour is for each one of us to consume sustainably. Future smart foods are the solution. Millets are one answer and organics the other. In the State of Karnataka, our roots, our land and our climate drives the quest for smart foods. Our farmers have combined indigenous and innovative methods to pioneer the organic and millet agriculture movement. Millets and organics are good for the planet, the farmer and for our health. Our organic agriculture sector is gaining momentum with markets experiencing double digit growth year-on-year. Millets have emerged on the scene as the new nutri-cereals. Millets and organics are fast emerging as the Next Gen smart foods, being highly nutritious, farmer friendly and ecologically sound. Celebrating Karnataka as the hub of Next Gen Smart foods, the Department of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka, under the guidance of the Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Shri Krishna Byre Gowda, is organising the ‘Organics & Millets 2018 International Trade Fair’. The Fair will address all aspects of the value chain, from farm to shelf, in organic and millet segments. It aims to create/enhance new markets and opportunities in organics and millets. We invite Farmers, Food Industry Representatives, Buyers, Sellers, Distributors, Scientists and Activists from across the world to join the quest and explore opportunities in Organics and Millets, the Next Gen Smart Foods.

A GLOBAL REVOLUTION

The global quest for nutrition,
farmer security and sustainable agriculture is fueling a revolution in organics and millets. Globally, over 43.7 million hectares, are being
managed organically by 2 million producers across 172 countries.

ORGANIC FOR OUR ORGANS

An organic diet is the healthiest option for our organs. How our
food is grown or raised has a
major impact on our health as
well as on the environment. The desire for health and environmental sustainability is leading
increasingly towards organic
foods.

THE WORLD OF ORGANICS AND MILLETS WILL CONVERGE

Nutrition. Sustainable Agriculture. Farmer Security. New Markets. Future Foods

Across nations, the quest is on for sustainable development ideas that compliment the creation of new opportunities. The quest is on to secure the interests of our farmers, our planet and yet meet the nutritional needs of a soaring global population. Need of the hour is for each one of us to consume sustainably. Future smart foods are the solution. Millets are one answer and organics the other.

In the State of Karnataka, our roots, our land and our climate drives the quest for smart foods. Our farmers have combined indigenous and innovative methods to pioneer the organic and millet agriculture movement. Millets and organics are good for the planet, the farmer and for our health. Our organic agriculture sector is gaining momentum with markets experiencing double digit growth year-on-year. Millets have emerged on the scene as the new nutri-cereals. Millets and organics are fast emerging as the Next Gen smart foods, being highly nutritious, farmer friendly and ecologically sound.

Celebrating Karnataka as the hub of Next Gen Smart foods, the Department of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka, under the guidance of the Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Shri Krishna Byre Gowda, is organising the ‘Organics & Millets 2018 International Trade Fair’. The Fair will address all aspects of the value chain, from farm to shelf, in organic and millet segments. It aims to create/enhance new markets and opportunities in organics and millets.

We invite Farmers, Food Industry Representatives, Buyers, Sellers, Distributors, Scientists and Activists from across the world to join the quest and explore opportunities in Organics and Millets, the Next Gen Smart Foods.

A GLOBAL REVOLUTION

The global quest for nutrition,
farmer security and sustainable agriculture is fueling a revolution in organics and millets. Globally, over 43.7 million hectares, are being
managed organically by 2 million producers across 172 countries.

ORGANIC FOR OUR ORGANS

An organic diet is the healthiest option for our organs. How our
food is grown or raised has a
major impact on our health as
well as on the environment. The desire for health and environmental sustainability is leading
increasingly towards organic
foods.