13th Biennial Agricorp Conference & Buyer Seller Meet

13th Biennial Agricorp Conference & Buyer Seller Meet

April 21, 2022

Ms. Manali Shinde

13th Biennial Agricorp Conference & Buyer Seller Meet

by Ms. Manali Shinde
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About Agricorp 2022 :

Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been organizing a series of AgriCorp conferences on a biennial basis since 2001. This distinctive conference has always sought to provide road maps for a facilitative environment for all stakeholders and map strategies to enhance growth and development of the agriculture sector of the country’s economy.

 

Background :

  • Agricorp 2022 will be a FPO-Businesses-partnership oriented conference.
  • Proposed partnership would create a Buyer- Seller- Platform to connect farmers with the buyers through an attempt to bring together FPOs, organized retailers, exporters, traders, and processors.
  • 150 FPOs will get an opportunity to set up stalls in the Exhibition at the venue of the conference to display their products.
  • Government officials, Startups, Fintech companies and other stakeholders to integrated agri-value chains will be invited as speakers.

 

About Conference Topic :

Agriculture is a crucial sector of our economy and the demand for agricultural products is never expected to reduce. AgriTech is the idea of applying modern technologies to the agricultural sector with a view to enhance produce, efficiency and revenue. It has the potential to address a number of challenges faced by the sector and subsequently, change the face of Indian agriculture. There is a new wave of budding entrepreneurs and emerging startups in the country that are leading the way to disrupting the agriculture sector in the country. They want to deploy technology in this sector and reform it for good. One of the inherent difficulties of managing ecosystem services is that the individuals who control the supply of such services, such as farmers and other land managers, are not always the beneficiaries of these services. Presently, around 5000 FPOs (including FPCs) are in existence in the country, which were formed under various initiatives of the Govt. of India (including SFAC), State Governments, and other organizations over the last 8-10 years. Majority of these FPOs are in the nascent stage of their operations and require market linkages for sustaining their business operations. In order to build a sustainable FPO, a favorable ecosystem is needed besides certain policy reforms particularly in the agricultural marketing systems.

 

Aim & Objective :

  • Conference & Buyer Seller Meet will bring the Farmer, Industry and Consumer closer together so that there is more transparency, engagement, trust & authenticity in the relationship amongst all the players in a supply chain.
  • BCCI would enable farmers & agribusinesses to meet and network with other farmers, agribusinesses and consumers domestically and globally.
  • Transactions through middlemen would be avoided and would be connecting primary producers to a wide range of buyers.

11

Tuesday
October 2022

Day 1

Inaugural session

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Welcome of Dignitaries and Lighting of Inaugural Lamp

 

Opening Remarks 
Mr. Sandeep Khosla, Director General, Bombay Chamber Of Commerce & Industry

 

Welcome Address 
Mr. Nilesh Shah, Group President & MD, Kotak Mahindra AMC and President, Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

Address by Principal Secretary 
Shri Eknath Dawale, I.A.S., Principal Secretary (Agriculture) Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development & Fisheries Department, Government of Maharashtra

 

Keynote Speaker 
Prof. Ramesh Chand, Member, NITI Aayog (Rank of Union Minister of State)

 

Special Address by Hon. Minister 
Shri. Abdul Sattar, Minister for Agriculture, Government of Maharashtra

 

Release of AgriCorp Souvenir 
AgriCorp Souvenir to be released by Shri Eknath Sambhaji Shinde, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Government of Maharashtra

 

Address By Hon. Chief Guest 
Shri Eknath Sambhaji Shinde, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Government of Maharashtra

 

Q&A Session

 

Vote of Thanks 
Mr. Sandeep Khosla, Director General, Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry

TEA BREAK : 10:45 AM to 11:00 AM

SESSION 1 : Integrating Markets With Production Ecosystem

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Moderator :

Mr. Mrugank Paranjape, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, NCDEX e Markets Ltd.

 

Panelists :
Mr. Umang Agrawal, Head – Grow Mandi (agri-commodity marketplace) & Carbon Program, Grow Indigo Pvt Ltd
Mr. Rajesh Prasad, Category leader, Amazon Retail India
Shri. Vilas Shinde, Director, Sahyadri Farmer Producer Company Limited
Mr. Vijay Venkataraman, Chief of Trade Services, nurture.farm

 

Q&A Session

SESSION 2 : Accelerating Ag-Tech Start-Up Collaboration With Value Chain Players

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Theme Address : Time: 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Ag-Tech innovations to accelerate value-chain integration focused on hydroponics

Presentation by:

Mr. Manish Raut, Business Head- Hygronics (Hydroponics Division)

HiMedia Laboratories Private Limited

Panel Discussion Time: 12:30 PM – 01:30 PM

Moderator :

Mr. Rajan Raje, Director, Nichem Solutions Private Limited

 

Panelists :
Mr. Hiren Doshi, VP, Strategic Partnerships, Ninjacart Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Devendra Gupta, Co – Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Ecozen Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Shri. Vilas Shinde, Director, Sahyadri Farmer Producer Company Ltd.
Mr. Maruti Chapke, Co – Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Fresh Produce Value Creation Services Private Limited (Go4fresh)
Mr. Swarup Bose, Co – Founder & CEO, Celcius Logistics Solutions Pvt Ltd
Mr. Jaideep Bhatia, Business Head – Post Harvest Solutions & Food Value Chain and Head Strategic Compliance, UPL Ltd.

 

Q&A Session

Lunch Break

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

SESSION 3 : Challenges In Aggregation of Farmers Into FPOS

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Moderator :

Mr. Chetan Dedhia, Managing Partner, J.J.Overseas

 

Panelists :

Dr. Sanjay Pandhare, Executive Director, MahaFPO Federation

Mr. Yogesh Thorat, Managing Director, Maha FPC

Dr. Yogesh Dwivedi, CEO, Madhya Bharat FPO Federation

Mr. Puneet Singh Thind, Director, Northern Farmers Mega FPO

Mr. Kuldeep Solanki, Chief Executive Officer, Gujpro Agribusiness Consortium Producer

 

Q&A Session

SESSION 4 : Food Value Chain Collaborations for Sustainable Food Production with Specialised Support from BASF’S Smarter Crop Protection Solutions

3:30 PM – 3:50 PM

Session Speakers :
Mr. Jitendra Gangrade, Business Lead – Strategic Alliances, Food Value Chain Partnerships & PSS, BASF India Limited

SESSION 5 : Promoting Platforms for Stakeholders Integration Across The Value Chain

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

Moderator :

Mr. Deepak Sinha, Associate Director, Grant Thornton Bharat LLP

 

Panelists :

Dr. Rajaram Dighe, Chief Executive Officer, VSTF*

Mr. Govind Hande, Advisor, Agri Export, Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of Maharashtra

Mr. T P Shenoy, Advisor, ADM India

Senior Representative, Welspun Group*

Mr. Sunil Sawla, Treasurer, Indian Pulses and Grains Association*

Mr. Narsingh Shubhangam Khanna, General Manager, Federation for Agri-Value Chain, Manufacturers & Exporters

 

Q&A Session

Vote of Thanks for Day One

4:50 PM – 5:00 PM

12

Wednesday
October 2022

Day 2

Recap of Day 1

10:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Speaker :

Mr. Rajan Raje, Director, Nichem Solutions Private Limited

SESSION 5 : Ensuring Value Chain Finance

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Moderator :

Mr. Manoj Rawat, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Valuefin India

 

Panelists :

Mr. Ashok Tukaram Dhamankar, CFO – Financial Services, UPL Limited

Mr. Jinesh Shah, Managing Partner, Omnivore

Mr. Rakesh Kumar Goyal, Deputy General Manager (Agri Business & GSS) LHO, Maharashtra, State Bank of India

Mr. Sridhar Easwaran, Founding Member, Samunnati Financial Intermediation &
Services Private Limited

 

Q&A Session

 

TEA BREAK : 11:15 AM to 11:30 AM

SESSION 6 : Leveraging Government Interventions for Value Chain Integration

11:30 AM – 01:00 PM

Conformity assessment frameworks for establishing good agriculture practices in agriculture value chains

 

Presentation by
Dr Manish Pandey, Director & Head of Project Analysis and Documentation Division (PAD Division), Quality Council of India (QCI)

Panel Discussion

Moderator : Mr. Chetan Bhakkad, Partner, Grant Thornton India

Panelists :

Shri. Deepak Shinde, General Manager MSAMB and Project Director, Maharashtra
Agribusiness Network Project(MAGNET)

Shri. Dasharath L. Tambhale, Director Agriculture, Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA)

Mr. Vijay Kolekar, Agronomist, Project on Climate Resilient Agriculture (POCRA)

Dr. Tarannum Kadarbhai, Liaison Officer, Indo-Dutch Centers of Excellence

 

Q&A Session

Lunch Break

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

SESSION 7 : Creating Enablers for Agri Value Chains

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Moderator :

Dr. Sudhir Kumar Goel I.A.S., Former Additional Chief Secretary (Agriculture and Marketing), Government of Maharashtra.

 

Panelists :

Mr. Vivek Sehgal, Chief Business Officer, Kalgudi Digital Pvt Ltd

Mr. Prasanna Rao, Co – Founder & CEO, Arya Collateral Warehousing Services Pvt. Ltd

Dr. Vikas Chandak, Business Head – Agri Inputs and Grow Online, Grow Indigo Private Limited

Mr. Yogesh Kedari, Senior Vice-president – Agri Output-Perishables, Green agrevolution Pvt ltd (DeHaat)

 

Q&A Session

Conclusion : Way Forward

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

1. Formation Of Commodity Based Groups Of Stakeholders
2. Plan For Value Chain Based Workshops For Each Commodity
3. Timeline For Interventions For Next Two Years
4. Projected Outcomes Till Next AgriCorp

 

Moderator : Dr. Sudhir Kumar Goel I.A.S., Former Additional Chief Secretary (Agriculture and Marketing), Government of Maharashtra.

 

Panellists :

Mr. Mrugank Paranjape, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, NCDEX e Markets Ltd.

Mr. Rajan Raje, Director, Nichem Solutions Private Limited

Mr. Chetan Dedhia, Managing Partner, J.J. Overseas

Mr. Deepak Sinha, Associate Director, Grant Thornton Bharat LLP

Mr. Manoj Rawat, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Valuefin India

Mr. Chetan Bhakkad, Partner, Grant Thornton India

Dr. Sudhir Kumar Goel I.A.S., Former Additional Chief Secretary (Agriculture and Marketing), Government of Maharashtra

Valedictory Address

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Speaker :
Shri. Abdul Sattar, Minister for Agriculture, Government of Maharashtra*

Vote of Thanks

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Mr. Sandeep Khosla, Director General, Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry

*Awaiting Confirmation

In Association With :

Supporting Associations :

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APEDA-Logo

Gold Sponsor :

Celcius Logistics
NABARD Logo
Samunnati Logo - PNG
UPL Limited Logo

Silver Sponsor :

SBI Logo
Rallis_India
QCI Logo
BASF LOGO

Bronze Sponsor :

NeML

Media Partner :

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Mr. Rajan Raje

Chief Executive Officer,Nichem Solutions

Dr. Sudhir Kumar Goel I.A.S.

Former Additional Chief Secretary (Agriculture and Marketing)
Government of Maharashtra

Mr. Chetan Dedhia

Managing Partner, J.J. Overseas

Contact :

Ms. Tarini Hattangdi
Email : tarini.h@bombaychamber.com
Tel. (D) + 91 22 6120 0241

Mr. Sunil Nair
Email : sunil.nair@bombaychamber.com
Tel. (D) + 91 22 6120 0209

Participation Fee :

Rs. 590/- (Per participant) including 18% GST

Additional Details

Organizer name - Ms. Manali Shinde

Venue Name - CIDCO Exhibition & Convention Center Vashi

Event Fees Type - Paid Event

Event or Seminar - conclave

 

Date And Time

October 11, 2022 10:00 AM to
October 12, 2022 03:30 PM
 
Paid Event
 
Conclave
 

Committee

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