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Karnataka govt invites Coimbatoreans to participate in organics and millets fair

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Coimbatore : Karnataka Government has invited Coimbatoreans to participate in “Organics and Millets International Trade Fair 2019” scheduled at Bengaluru from January 18.

The 3-day flagship event will revolve around the theme: K-Source, celebrating the State of Karnataka as the source for Next Gen Smart Foods and comprises three aspects namely exhibition, conference and food court.

Coimbatore has been an important market for Organics and Millets and a major contribution to the organic textile market comes from this region, an official release from Karnataka Agriculture department, which had organised a road show last night here, said.

While the growth of the organics and millets market has been sluggish in the past, Coimbatore is witnessing a huge demand over the last few years with more and more people turning to millets and organic food as a healthier option, it said.

The fair 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.” the State Agriculture Minister, H.N. Shivashankar Reddy said in the release.

The knowledge partner, International Competence Centre for Organis Agriculture (ICCOA) Executive Director, Manoj Menon said that the fair will be a great opportunity for farmers from this region to network with community, witness new technologies, see how new age products work and get an idea of the international market and how it works.

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, including stalls from other states, countries, Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) and several farmer federations from Karnataka.

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