Agriculture along with its allied sectors is undoubtedly the largest livelihood provider in India catering to nearly 58 per cent of the country’s populace. The Indian agro-industry is poised for immense growth, increasing its contribution to the world’s food trade year on year displaying its vast potential for adding value to the food processing industry. However, India is facing the challenge of dwindling productivity owing to small and fragmented farm holdings. On the brighter side, the issue has opened doors and help it to regain its place among the top producers’ list.
On the other hand, Brazil has made rapid strides in its Agriculture sector. The country has developed a robust ecosystem for Agri-Tech startups and innovations to develop low-cost, scalable and financially viable technology solutions. This has resulted in harnessing better yield and augmenting farm income. The Brazilian model demonstrates how the country is making its agro-industry future-ready by welcoming AgriTech startups, innovation and technology in the industry.
Thus India and Brazil are natural partners to complement each others’ efforts in the agriculture sector and contribute towards creating a more food secure world. There is great potential between the two countries to further strengthen their bilateral partnerships in the areas of start-ups, technology transfers, scientific exchanges, bilateral investments, and trade opportunities in the agricultural and food industry.
With this objective, Apex-Brasil (Brazilian Trade & Investment Promotion Agency) together with Elets Technomedia is going to organise AgriTalks India-Brazil (virtual) on September 28, 2021, at 07:30 Hrs BRT (16:00 Hrs IST) on the theme ‘Agricultural innovation and food security’.
The program is being supported by the Indian Agricultural Research Centre (IARI) & PUSA KRISHI as ‘Supporting Partners’ and the Embassy of Brazil in New Delhi, EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agriculture Corporation), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Supply (MAPA), Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovations (MCTI) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE), Brazilian Government as ‘Associate Partners’.
AgriTalks India-Brazil aims to strengthen India-Brazil agriculture cooperation by facilitating cross border dialogue on Agri-Tech Innovations.
The virtual program will bring together key stakeholders from both countries to discuss current technologies, innovations & bilateral partnership opportunities in the agriculture sector in order to make the sector globally competitive & sustainable. The webinar will witness the participation of key stakeholders of the agriculture and food processing ecosystem deliberating on emerging technologies and innovations in agriculture and sustainable and competitive agriculture practices.
Key themes for discussions at the AgriTalks include:
- Presenting Brazilian agri-business opportunities
- Exploring low cost, simple & frugal technology for achieving scale
- Highlighting Brazil’s solutions for India’s low-cost agricultural innovation
- Leveraging digital technologies to promote sustainable & competitive tropical agriculture
- Technological partnerships between startups
- Bilateral Investment opportunities in Agri Tech solutions
- Strengthening India-Brazil institutional partnerships in Science, Technology & Agri-Innovations
- International best practices & way forward
To register for the program, visit: https://avtaar.eletsonline.com/agritalks/registration