Recent developments in the Indian agri commodity markets have once more underlined the strong linkage between farm produce and the rest of the national economy. In fact, commodity prices internationally have also been on the rise based on exponential demand and truant weather conditions. The situation has again brought to the forefront the intense need for rapid developments not just on the field, but also in the prevailing agri- infrastructure. The agri value chain needs to be re-examined and overhauled, to enable streamlining of the agricultural industry in the country.
World over, brisk technological innovations have taken place in the agri industry, and these have begun to be included in the India as well. The vast and varied scope of the farm produce in India, coupled with the intricate supply chain structure makes the country a very significant agri investment destination. Food and nutritional security are leading concerns, as is rural income. Emphasis is being laid on taking technology to the farmer, as well as on including the important elements of sustainability and environment management into the very grain of agri development.
This growing agri business hub needs rapid and huge investments in organing its distribution mechanisms and logistics, providing support services like marketing and agri business consulting and in providing tailor-made solutions to the entire system.
A favourable agri investment climate, easy availability of cheap credit, increasing domestic consumer spend on processed foods, growing food retailing in India, increase in export processed foods are factors that are making India an increasingly attractive market for farming technology.
Innovative and creative agro technology related solutions, brought about by intensive agricultural research and education are the links that will really propel India into an agri super power.
To guide the Indian farmer and the Indian agri industry towards maximum value creation, Confederation of Indian Industry has been organising Agro Tech, the country's premier agribusiness event. Started in 1994, this edition will be tenth in the series, the most far-reaching yet, in terms of technology display, awareness creation and agri commerce.
Aiming at being the focus of all agri activity from 1- 4 December 2012, this mega event, with its new shows and features, will offer brilliant business opportunities to the technology holders as well as practical learning to the technology users.
While Agro Tech 2010 was a tremendous success in terms of business query generation, this edition promises to deliver on even larger parameters.
Come and be a part of Agro Tech 2012!