~Event theme to revolve around K-Source. To include exhibition, conference and food court~

Pune 24th November 2018: The much sought after Organics and Millets International Trade Fair 2019, organized by the Government of Karnataka’s Department of Agriculture, will be held from 18th to 20th January 2019 in Bengaluru’s Palace Grounds. The flagship event will revolve around the theme: K-Source, celebrating the State of Karnataka as the source for Next Gen Smart Foods. The Organics and Millets International Trade Fair 2019 will comprise of three aspects namely exhibition, conference and food court.

The event, which is mainly for farmers, buyers, sellers and exporters of organic produces and millets, will have the participation of over 250 exhibitors occupying an exhibition space of 10,000 square meters including stalls from other states, countries, Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) and several farmer federations from Karnataka. International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture (ICCOA) will be the knowledge partner for the event. The second edition of the Organics and Millets International Trade Fair 2019 will be the largest congregation of India’s Organic and Millets community.

“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.” said Shri. H.N. Shivashankar Reddy, Minister for Agriculture, Government of Karnataka.

“The Organic Food Movement started in Pune started in 1999 and over the years it has made steady progress. Today the organic market in the region has more than 30 organic and natural ventures with around 14 exclusive organic shops. Organic food is also available across hundreds of shops across the city. While the organic market is estimated to be between 20 to 30 crores, the potential of the organic market in Pune is easily 30 times that of the current sale.” says Manoj Menon, Executive Director, ICCOA



Dr. K. G. Jagadeesha, IAS, Commissioner of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka and Mr. Sachin Pratap Singh, IAS Commissioner of Agriculture Govt. of Maharashtra addressed the media in a Press conference of OMITF-2019 today.

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