14th AgriCorp Conference : Farm to Shelf: Enhancing Market Linkages

14th AgriCorp Conference : Farm to Shelf: Enhancing Market Linkages

14th AgriCorp Conference : Farm to Shelf: Enhancing Market Linkages

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About AgriCorp Conference:

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 primary sector of the country’s economy.

This year to the AgriCorp conference brings together key stakeholders from various sectors to explore strategies for enhancing market linkages and transforming the farm-to-shelf journey.

Conference Topic:

In recent years, the concept of & Farm to Shelf & has gained significant traction as a holistic approach to improving the efficiency, sustainability, and transparency of our food systems. Farm to Shelf refers to the entire process of food production, processing, distribution, and consumption, emphasizing the connection between farmers and consumers.

Traditionally, food systems have been characterized by fragmented supply chains, long distances between producers and consumers, and a lack of visibility into the origin and quality of food products. These challenges not only result in inefficiencies and increased costs but also contribute to environmental degradation, food waste, and compromised food safety.

Enhancing market linkages within the Farm to Shelf framework aims to address these issues by establishing stronger connections and collaborations between farmers, processors, distributors, retailers, and consumers. By shortening the supply chain and promoting local and regional food networks, this approach aims to create a more resilient and sustainable food system.

In conclusion, enhancing market linkages within the Farm to Shelf paradigm offers significant opportunities for transforming our food systems. By strengthening the connections between farmers and consumers, we can foster sustainable agricultural practices, reduce food waste, and promote healthier and more resilient communities.

Conference Objectives:

  • Foster collaboration and partnerships among farmers, FPOs, SMEs, corporate leaders, financial institutions, policymakers, and NGOs.
  • Explore innovative approaches to strengthen market linkages, ensure fair returns for farmers, and promote food security.
  • Showcase technological advancements and digital solutions that can revolutionize the farm-to- shelf value chain.
  • Discuss policy interventions, regulatory frameworks, and financing mechanisms to support sustainable market linkages.
  • Share success stories, case studies, and best practices to inspire and guide stakeholders in the agriculture sector.

 

Conference Highlights:

Keynote Addresses: Renowned expert(s) and thought leaders will share insights on enhancing market linkages, fostering inclusive growth, and leveraging technology in the farm-to-shelf journey.

Panel Discussions: Engage in dynamic discussions on topics such as Retail Dynamics, Agri Start-Ups (Seed to Shelf), The Global Marketplace, Agri Warehousing & Logistics, Leveraging Technology For Market Linkages and Funding & Govt Schemes

Policy Dialogues: Participate in interactive sessions discussing policy reforms, regulatory frameworks, and financing options to enhance market linkages.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with industry leaders, policymakers, investors, and entrepreneurs to forge partnerships and collaborations

Who Should Attend:

  • Corporate CEOs and industry leaders seeking to contribute to the transformation of the farm-to-shelf value chain.
  • Senior officials from the Central and State Government, financial institutions, and organizations involved in agriculture and rural development.
  • Farmer Produce Organizations (FPOs), Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and agribusinesses involved in the agriculture value chain.
  • NGOs working towards sustainable agriculture, market access, and rural empowerment.
  • Researchers, innovators, and technology providers eager to showcase cutting-edge solutions for market linkages.
  • Students and young professionals interested in gaining insights into the agriculture sector and its market dynamics.

11

Monday
September 2023

Day 1

INAUGURAL SESSION

9:30 AM TO 11:00 AM

Welcome of Dignitaries, Lighting of Inaugural Lamp & Release of AgriCorp 2023 Souvenir Opening Remarks

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

 

Welcome Address

Mr. Ritesh Tiwari, President, Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry and CFO, Hindustan Unilever Ltd & Unilever South Asia

 

Keynote Address :

Mr. Nadir Godrej, Chairperson, Godrej Agrovet Limited*

 

Setting the theme of the conference: Special Guest

Mr Rupinder Singh Sodhi, Reliance Retail Ventures Limited*

 

Guest of Honour

Shri Dilip WalsePatil, Hon’ble Minister of Co-operation (Maharashtra), Govt of

Maharashtra*
OR
Shri Dhananjay Munde, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Govt of Maharashtra*

 

Special Address: Chief Guest

Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister – Maharashtra State, Govt of Maharashtra*

OR
Shri Ajit Anantrao Pawar, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister – Maharashtra State, Govt of
Maharashtra*

 

Vote of Thanks

Mr. Rajan Raje, CEO Nichem Solutions & Chairman, Agriculture & Food Processing Committee, Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry

SESSION 1: RETAIL DYNAMICS

11:00 AM TO 11:50 AM

MODERATOR

Mr. Yogesh Mohite, Crop Lead – Horticulture & Plantations -(India / Bangladesh / Sri Lanka), Bayer CropScience Ltd.

 

PROPOSED SPEAKERS

Big Basket (TATA Group)

Senior Representative from Godrej Agrovet Ltd.*
HUL *
Nestle*

Mr. Balram Singh Yadav, Managing Director, Godrej Agrovet Ltd. (Nature’s Basket)*

HUL OR Nestle*

Kellogg India Private Limited*

Mr. Madhur Pandey, Vice President Marketing, Parle Agro Pvt. Ltd*

Shri Vilas Shinde, CEO & Managing Director, Sahyadri Farmers Producer Company Ltd.*

Mr. Raj Seelam, Founder & Managing Director, Sresta Natural Bioproducts Pvt Ltd. (24 Mantra)

SESSION 2: AGRI START-UPS (SEED TO SHELF)

11:50 AM TO 12:40 PM

MODERATOR
Ms. Jaishree Nilkhan, Head of External Relations India and Middle East, General Mills*

 

PROPOSED SPEAKERS

Mr. Sahil Jain, Co-Founder & CEO, Mighty Millets

Mr. Satyajit Hange, Co-Founding Farmer, Two Brothers Organic Farms

Mr. Sanket Mehta, Founder, Nutrifresh Farm Tech Farms Pvt Ltd

Mr. Rohan Ursal, Chairman & MD, Purandar Highlands Farmers Producer Company Ltd

SESSION 3: THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE

12:40 PM TO 01:30 PM

MODERATOR
Mr. Mrugank Paranjape, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, NCDEX e Markets Ltd. (NeML)

 

PROPOSED SPEAKERS

Mr. Ankush Jain, Business Head – Pulses, OLAM Agri
Mr. Sumeet Mittal, Country CEO – India, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC)
Mr. Parag Gadre, Board Advisor, IPGA.
Mr. Ganesh Kasekar, South Asia Representative, Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS)
Mr. Azhar Tambuwala, Director, Sahyadri Farmers Producer Company Ltd.

Mr. Jayan Menon, Head – Agri Marketplace, Waycool Foods and Product Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Ashish Navaney, Head – Minerals Trading Business, Tata International Limited*

To Be Decided

01:30 PM TO 01:50 PM

Vote of Thanks

01:50 PM TO 02:00 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 PM Onwards

12

Tuesday
September 2023

Day 2

SESSION 4: AGRI WAREHOUSING & LOGISTICS

10:00 AM TO 10:50 AM

MODERATOR
Mr. Abhay Dandwate, Chief Risk Officer – Risk Management & Compliance, National Bulk Handling Corporation (NBHC)

 

PROPOSED SPEAKERS
Mr. Sanjay Gupta, MD, The National Commodities Management Services Limited (NCML)
Mr Swarup Bose, Founder & CEO, Celcius Logistics Solutions Pvt Ltd*
Mr. Tarun Arora, Director, IG International*
Dr. Yogesh Dwivedi, Chief Executive Officer, Madhya Bharat Consortium of Farmers Producer Company Limite

SESSION 5: LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY FOR MARKET LINKAGES

10:50 AM TO 11:40 AM

MODERATOR
Mr. Praveen Hiremath, Director, KPMG India

 

PROPOSED SPEAKERS
Mr. Shailesh Chitre, Chief Business Officer, NCDEX e Markets Ltd. (NeML)*
Mr. Shireesh Joshi, Chief Business Officer & President Network Expansion, Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC)*

Mr. Rosaiah Yeluri, Co-founder and CEO, DigiGrain Solutions Private Limited

Mr. Anil Nadig , Co-Founder, TraceX Technologies
Mr. Karthik Jayaraman, Managing Director, Waycool Foods and Product Pvt. Ltd
Mr. Yogesh Thorat, Managing Director, Maha Farmers Producers Company Ltd. (MAHAFPC)

SESSION 6: COMPLIANCES FOR TAKING INDIAN PRODUCTS GLOBAL

11:40 AM TO 12:30 PM

MODERATOR
Ms. Chinmayee Deulgaonkar, Managing Director, Cert ID India Pvt. Ltd.

 

PROPOSED SPEAKERS

FSSAI – Joint Director*
Mr. C.N. Kiran Kumar, Divisional Manager – Business Development and Supply Chain – Spices, ITC Limited*
Mr Sanjay Narang, Lead – Food chain and seed growth (OFT), Bayer CropScience ltd
Mr. Kaushal Khakkar, CEO, Kaybee Exports* Marico*

Dr. Sanjay Pandhare, Executive Director, MahaFPO Federation

To Be Decided

12:30 PM TO 01:00 PM

SESSION 7: FUNDING & GOVT SCHEMES

1:00 PM TO 1:50 PM

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

 

PROPOSED SPEAKERS
Ms. Shefali Rastogi, Senior Lead, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) *
Mr. Manikumar S., Chief General Manager, NABARD*
SMART-Maharashtra*
Carbon Credit –GrowIndigo*
Banks – SBI
Mr. Jawaid Iqbal, CO-Founder, RupiFi
Mr. Nilesh Lele, Partner, RampUp Advisory LLP *
Mr. Sridhar Easwaran, Founding Member, Sammunati Financial Intermediation & Services Pvt. Ltd*

Vote of Thanks

1:50 PM – 2:00 PM

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

NETWORKING LUNCH

02:00 PM Onwards

*Awaiting confirmation

Platinum Sponsors :

Silver Sponsors :

Bronze Sponsors :

In Association With :

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 :

FPO: INR 850 (incl. GST)
Other: INR 1400 (incl. GST)

Additional Details

Organizer name -

Venue Name - CIDCO Exhibition & Convention Center Vashi

Event Fees Type - Paid Event

Event or Seminar - Conclave

Event registration closed.
 

Date And Time

September 11, 2023 10:00 AM to
September 12, 2023 02:00 PM
 

Registration End Date

August 10, 2023
 

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