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Naga organic farmer researchers attend BIOFACH 2018

Nagaland organic farmers team with Alemteshi Jamir, who was one of the speakers during the 10th BIOFACH India 2018 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.


Dimapur, November 3 (MExN): Eight member team consisting of organic farmer researchers from Nagaland led by Dr Akali Chishi, Professor, Department of Horticulture, SASRD, Nagaland University and Abea Mero, founder, Connect Organic Nagaland participated the recently concluded 10th BIOFACH India 2018 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi held from October 25 to 27.


BIOFACH INDIA, a platform for the Indian organic industry to converge and craft a bright future for the industry, is a gateway for showcasing the Indian organic potential to the world. The 3 day organic fair provided a platform to all organic stakeholders to showcase their organic products, services and research to create business opportunities, enabling a meeting point for the farmers to connect to their target audience.The fair showcased countries that are promoting organic farming are encouraged to participate under this banner to share their scientific research on organic agriculture with India and also individual countries who crafted organic farming policies for conversion of areas from chemical to organic.


With the growing of many states in India moving towards organic farming with a potential due to the availability of natural resources and a rich biodiversity base, the team from Nagaland interacted with different buyers and sellers from India and International countries which further enabled them to know the potential export demands from our state. Further, the team visited the pavilions put up at the fair, mostly from different states of India and Northeast, and interacted with them about the scope, prospects and their marketing policies.


The team who with the zeal and enthusiastic to promote organic farming in the state participated at the 3-day BIOFACH India 2018 to learn more about organic farming practices interacted with Sunil Kumar, CEO, AUM consultancy Chennia, Jennifer Chang, Vice President, International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements-Asia and Samuel Tan An, MD, Health Paradise-Organic, Malaysia, farmers from different states, buyers and sellers and also attended conferences held under various topics.


The team also called on State Advisor for Horticulture, Mhathung Yanthan and Principle Secretary, Horticulture MK Mero at Nagaland House, Delhi and highlighted the need for organic mission in the state and to implement a policies for marketing and exporting our products which will further help the farmers and state economy.


The organic fair was organised by NürnbergMesse, one of the 15 largest exhibition companies in the world and Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), a statutory body under Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, who mandates to develop and promote the export of various agricultural commodities and provides a platform to showcase India’s quality produce to the global market.


The team was sponsored to participate at the BIOFACH 2018 by State Planning & Coordination and Land and Revenue Minister, Neiba Kronu, stated a press release received here.