Monday, June 14, 2021

State organic farmers, researcher attend BIOFACH 2018

Dimapur, November 3: An 8-members team consisting of organic farmers and researcher from Nagaland led by Dr Akali Chishi, Professor, Department of Horticulture , SASRD, Nagaland University and Abea Mero, founder, Connect Organic Nagaland participated in the recently concluded 10th BIOFACH India 2018 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi 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 days 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.
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 Nagaland. 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 8-member team who with the zeal and enthusiastic to promote organic farming in the state participated at the 3 days 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 team was sponsored to participate at the BIOFACH 2018 by State Planning & Coordination and Land and Revenue Minister, Neiba Kronu. (Page News Service)