In a bid to introduce contemporary agriculture –agri and allied sectors with their best practices, technologies, processing and marketing that can inevitably help countless farmers and platform owners, Indian Council of Food and Agriculture with the support of the Government of India and several States and in technical collaborations with a large number of industry associations and international bodies, is fully geared up to floor AgroWorld 2018 from October 25 to 27, 2018 at the sprawling campus of Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi. Additionally, this insightful global knowledge and trade event will encompass industry-oriented topics, opportunities for startups, international participation and much more.
Meanwhile, the agro food industry experts, agri-specialists and government officials from all across the world, will share their prized insights on available technologies, trade and business models and modern innovations. These distinguished individuals will be ready to interact with our entrepreneurs, farmers and scientists. Indian industry and businesses, institutions, Central Ministries and the State Governments will have the showcasing opportunities of their products and technologies, programs and services, potential and achievements before the national and global stake-holders to explore possibilities of investments, technical cooperation, trade, business, marketing and partnerships opportunities.
Along with its partners, ICFA is passionately promoting AgroWorld 2018 across India and the world that incorporates major sectors and key stakeholders in food, agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, aqua and allied sectors. ICFA invites you to avail this wonderful opportunity to take a proactive part as a zealous exhibitor or sponsor during the forthcoming exciting event – AgroWorld 2018, and showcase the products, technologies, programs and services to a colossal target audience in a single, pulsating platform for three consecutive days.
Fruits are essential part of a nutritional diet. Different countries grow a variety of fruits, which are consumed locally and also traded globally, both in fresh and dried or preserved forms. India is a hub of growing a large number of fruits from mango to banana, grapes, oranges, apples, litchi, pomegranates, cashew, guava, strawberries, papaya etc. However, given the rising incomes in the country, India is importing a large quantity of fruits from all over the world and the demand is estimated to rise at the rate of 15% plus over the next decade or so. Looking into the high market potential and trade opportunity, ICFA is organizing country specific fruit festivals by puing up special fruit display pavilions, seminars, organizing buyer-seller meets, cultural programs, cooking competition, prizes etc.
AgroWorld 2018 invites target visitors through all kinds of channels according to the exhibitors' conditions. The officials, industry, institutions, producers, traders, importers, investors, dealers, farmers and other professional organizations.
Governments and chambers of different countries through country pavilions, international enterprises, Indian food and agriculture industry, central ministries, technology institutions, agribusinesses and State Governments, export and trade companies and agri-food start-ups, agro and farm services etc.
The anatomy of global food and agriculture has undergone a complete metamorphosis in recent decades. According to the World Fact Book of the CIA 2015, the global agricultural output was $ 4,771 billion and 42 percent of this output comes from just six countries, five of them being developing ones. While China leads, India ($ 367 billion) is second largest, US is third ($ 279 billion), followed by Brazil ($ 130 billion), Nigeria ($ 122 billion) and Indonesia ($ 121 billion).In fact, China and India alone account for about 30 percent of the total. The world's population will be about 10 billion by 2050. Food supplies need to increase by 60 percent of the current, as mentioned in 'World Agriculture Towards 2030/2050'.
India's domestic demand for food is expected to go up considerably with increasing population. Indian agriculture needs advanced farming systems, agri services, planting material, farm machinery, agroprocessing equipment, crop care and soil health products, dairy, poultry and fishery technologies, infrastructure, value chain models, agri and food businesses and substantial participation in global food and agro trade. As India’s institutions are providing global expertise and cooperation, it has become the gateway to almost two dozen Asian countries and whole African continent. Though 8% of world’s food is grown here, the share in global trade remains dismal at 2%.
Agriculture is the largest employer in India engaging @ 50% of the population and is also a pre-dominant sector of India’s economy with an annual output of $ 390 billion. Farmers however need latest technologies, global best practices, market connect, value chain in farming and industry partnerships to take agriculture next level. ICFA envisions to provide farmers during AgroWorld 2018 the exposure to successful agribusiness models, fostering partnerships and connecting them with policies, Government schemes, technologies and markets.
Indian agriculture offers tremendous scope for Startups in providing missing links in agri food value chain. And in recent years, a large number of Startups have been launched in India, and they are looking for new ideas, inspirations and support to scale to newer heights. In this context, ICFA is hosting Agri Startups Conclave, as part of AgroWorld 2018 with the aim to bring all the startups in food and agri space on single platform for sharing of success stories and exploring business linkages, synergies, connects and partnership opportunities.