BioFach India/ India Organic together with the 19th Organic World Congress
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The ninth edition of BioFach India together with India Organic (BIIO) trade fairs will be held concurrently with the 19th Organic World Congress of IFOAM Organics International from 9th-11th November 2017 at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, U.P. (Delhi).
The aim of the Congress and related activities (pre-conference, general assembly, side-events, organic exhibition) is to share experiences, innovations and knowledge about the organic world while giving the organizing country global visibility. The Government of India through its Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare is co-organizer of the Organic World Congress. The Hon. Prime Minister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi has been constantly stressing on according due priority to the organic food sector. He identified Organic Farming as a National Priority and emphasized the need to grow this sector in his maiden speech to the Parliament.
The BIIO will attract participation from many leading organizations and companies from India including Nature Bio Food, Brahm Arpan, MRT Organics, 24 Letter Mantra, Phalada Agro, Just Organik, Radico, Mehrotra Consumer Products, Agronic Food, Sarveshwar Foods, Natureland Organic, Cultivator Natural Products and Terra Greens. Besides food and beverage the event will witness participation from the natural care and wellness sector, organic textiles sector, certification bodies as well as leading country and state pavilions including the Tea Board, Coffee Board and Coconut Board.
Sajid Desai, CEO, NürnbergMesse India says: „We are pleased to be holding BIiO concurrent to the Organic World Congress. The synergy derived from holding both events at the same venue will not just be beneficial in terms of education towards a healthier way of life but will also be influential in placing India on the world map as a country that traces its origins to an organic and holistic way of living."
Manoj Kumar Menon, Executive Director, ICCOA adds: “Globally as well as in India, ICCOA, with its experience of over 12 years of working across India and working directly with over 60,000 farmers, shares its learnings with the stakeholders that it networks with. It is like a mini-IFOAM in India, and brings these advantages to the annual BIIO trade fair."
IFOAM’s Organic World Congress promises to be more farmer-focused and showcase India’s farmers and their organic diversity. The Biofach event will continue to focus on business and connect farmers to organic businesses. The organic food market in India is projected to register growth at a CAGR of over 25% during 2015-2020. The major organic food producing states in India are MP, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, UP and Odisha, with a combined share of 90% in 2014.
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