1ST ORGANIC CUM NURSERY MELA 2017

The ‘Department of Horticulture-Government of Andhra Pradesh’ is pleased to announce the 1st Organic cum Nursery Mela 2017’ in partnership with International Competence of Organic Agriculture (ICCOA) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

‘1ST ORGANIC CUM NURSERY MELA 2017’ Dates: 15 – 18 August 2017 Venue: Siddartha College Grounds, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.’

The event is expected to be the most fascinating event ever organized anywhere in the country which will be showcased by the Department of Horticulture, Government of Andhra Pradesh. This spectacular event showcases different technologies and practices pertaining to Horticulture development and organic farming. It also offers a forum for the farmers, scientists and entrepreneurs for the cross-cultural exchange of knowledge, views and technology towards a sustainable and profitable development of Horticulture.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh will inaugurate the exhibition on 15th August 2017. Relevant Ministers & Senior Government Official from State & Central Govt. would be participating.

The main components of the Trade Fair:-

1. EXHIBITION

The event acts as a platform for linking businesses and farmer groups, thus enabling market access for national trade. It will be held from 16th to 18th August and will comprise of 120 stalls :-

Organic Section:- It will comprise of local organic farmer, farmer groups and companies exhibiting a diverse range of food and non-food organic products and services ;
Nursery Mela and Industries:- It will comprise of Industries and stakeholders of the Nursery sector

2. REGIONAL CONFERENCE

A knowledge sharing conference will be organized on the second day (17th August 2017) by ICCOA. The theme of the Conference:
‘Organic Production, Processing and Organic Agri-business’
The way to double Farmers income by 2022

The sessions will be conducted by leading experts as speakers from India. The delegates comprising of participants from diverse sectors constituting of farmers, traders/exporters, researchers, NGOs, Central and State Governments.

Aims & Objectives:
The conference aims to make a unique meeting place for all the organic stakeholders, policy makers, government and non government, where discussions, training, networking and interpersonal meetings will be the focus. A platform where future and lasting contacts will be made, which contribute for ease trade of organic products across the State leading to sustainable agriculture and economic development.

3. B2F MEET

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 and domestic buyers to meet, interact, develop contacts and for successful organic agribusinesses. One of the aim is also to strengthen the organic supply chain of the State at the grass root level by bringing in more entrepreneurs and businesses. It will held for one day (16th August 2017)

A team of experts from ICCOA will organize and match-make between suppliers, producers in Andhra Pradesh and Buyers all over. The entire program will be based on a detailed and a structured schedule so as to complete all the meetings within the stipulated time.

The B2F Meet will be divided into different categories: Organic Food and Food Products, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Processed Items, Health and Wellness etc. The meetings will be held accordingly to categories so as to create more focused sessions. The meetings involving the state officials and farmer groups will also act as a capacity building program to help them understand market requirements and access markets.

4. FARMERS WORKSHOP ON CERTIFICATION PROCESS

Since farmers are potential organic agri-preneurs, apart from knowing about existing scenario and latest developments in the organic agriculture as well as marketing of organic produce, knowledge on certification process is mandatory for them to be successful in the trading business.

Therefore a 03 day intensive workshop cum training on certification process will be organized for the farmers. It will bring in leading certification experts to train the farmers The workshop would cover training on the entire certification process.

The new state of Andhra Pradesh is India’s Sunrise State and is on the path of immense growth. We welcome you to join us on this journey and make Andhra Pradesh your business which offers immense opportunity for growth in the state.

PARTICIPATORY OPTION:
SHELL SCHEME BOOTH
9SQM : INR 7500 (INCLUDING TAXES)
15 SQM: INR 10000 (INCLUDING TAXES)

Limited Stalls available.

Contact for Bookings;
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www.iccoa.org

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