After the stupendous success of the National Trade Fair – Organics and Millets 2017 held in April 2017, which positioned Karnataka as the organic and millet capital of India, the Dept of Agriculture, Govt of Karnataka (DOA,GOK), under the guidance of Shri Krishna Byre Gowda, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture is surging forward to organize the Organics and Millets 2018 International Trade Fair.
Aiming to create and enhance new markets and opportunities both nationally and globally, this large scale event with over 300 stalls spread across 1,00,000 sq ft, will showcase a mind boggling array of millet and organic products and will also facilitate buyer seller meets, international conferences, farmer workshops and consumer connect programs.
Targeting an audience that ranges from source to consumer and everyone in between, this fair will have value for farmers, traders, exporters and importers, food industry professionals, nutritionists and wellness professionals, students, health conscious consumers and more.
At the curtain raiser held at the ITC Windsor on Nov 6th, 2017, Shri Byre Gowda unveiled the logo and website of the International Trade Fair, as he conveyed the its purpose in his speech to the media, stating the all round benefits of cultivating millets and organic produce which are ‘good for the farmer, good for the consumer and good for the planet’.
Various stalls showcased millet and organic products from some of the available brands.
We also recived a hamper containing ready to eat and ready to cook products, along with a very informative book published by the DOA, GOK, containing not just millet based recipes but also write ups on the nutritional profiles of millets and an insight into the processing technologies involved.
Many of the recipes have been procured from ICAR-IIMR, ICRISAT, UAS, Dept of Home science, Mount Carmel college and Kaulige foods.
The event was followed by a buffet lunch by the poolside, with several of the dishes being millet based, including the salads, starters, mains and desserts, in a menu that was very well designed and executed.
The International Trade Fair – Organics and Millets, Palace grounds, Bangalore will be held from Jan 19th-21st, 2018
Stay tuned for more excitement
Official information is available at their website
For more pictures see My Facebook-International Trade Fair-Organics and Millets 2018, Curtain Raiser