Chandigarh, October 14, 2020: OCII over the past years has been organising Asia's biggest Biennial Agri Technology Event Agro Tech at Chandigarh. With the outbreak of Pandemic, since the Physical Exposition, Conference, Kisan Goshthees and other related activities are not possible, however, to ensure that our farming fraternity & Agri Industry stakeholders are not deprived of the critical information & knowledge of latest advancements in the field of Agri & related technologies, 14th edition of Agro Tech India is now rechristened as ‘Agro & Food Tech’ - the India International Food & Agri Week and is being organized from 16 to 22 October 2020 on CII’s virtual platform – HIVE.
Given the current prevailing situation, this will be the largest virtual event on Agri & Food Technology. It is supported by 6 Ministries of Government of India, 5+ Partner Countries, 10+ Partner States, 300+ Exhibitors, 100+ FPOs, 10+ Universities. The Inaugural Session of the event is scheduled on 16 October 2020, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Food Processing Industries, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Government of India, will be joining as the Chief Guest during the Inaugural Session.
Canada will participate at the Virtual Agro & Food Tech 2020, to explore collaboration opportunities with Indian businesses. Members of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service will be present online at the virtual Canada booth to facilitate business interactions between leading Canadian and Indian companies.
Canada and India enjoy a mutually beneficial trade relationship in the agriculture sector to the tune of CAD1.6B annually. The Canada-India bilateral trade relationship is focused on a variety of commodities including grains, pulses, tea, coffee, spices and seafood. Canada’s focus on innovation and strong regional expertise are providing cutting-edge answers to the world’s agricultural needs through novel technologies that are revolutionizing one of the largest and oldest global sectors.
High Commissioner of Canada to India, Nadir Patel said, “Canada is globally recognized for its excellence in Agtech. We are the fifth-largest agricultural exporter in the world with $56 billion in sales. This is a great opportunity for Canadian companies to learn about the exciting developments and plans for transformation in India’s Agtech industries. Key areas of interest include farm management platforms, crop protection, irrigation, water management, post-harvest, movement of goods from farm to consumer, pest management, remote sensing, the Internet of Things, machinery and robotics. I look forward to further collaboration and new synergies from the first-ever Virtual CII Agro & Food Tech: India International Food & Agri Week 2020”.