“Favourable climate and a diverse production base offer immense opportunities for the State.
Our farmers have combined indigenous and innovative methods to pioneer the organics and
millet agriculture movement. Organic agriculture sector in the State is gaining momentum
with markets experiencing double digit growth year-on-year, while millets have emerged on
the scene as the new nutri-cereal. The Organics and Millets International Trade Fair 2019,
which will address all aspects of the value chain, from farm to shelf, provides the perfect
launch pad to position the State of Karnataka as not only a source for Next Gen smart foods
and businesses, but also a source of Next Gen Customers, Next Gen markets and a source of
new opportunities.” Shri. Shivashankar Reddy added.
In his address, Shri. Maheshwar Rao, Principal Secretary, Department of Agriculture,
Government of Karnataka said, “The previous edition of the event saw footfalls of around 1
lakh visitors including farmers, students, scientists, businessmen and general public. More
than 225 B2B and F2B meetings were conducted during the event. Business and potential
orders generated at the event was to the tune of Rs. 107 crore with MoUs worth 13218 metric
tonnes of organic and millet products being signed. Long term commitments for the next
three years are estimated at Rs. 340 crores. From the international perspective, we had six
delegations participating from USA, Japan, South Korea, China, Germany and The Netherlands.
Business of around Rs.4.5 crores was generated across various counters during the three days