The Department of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka has been nurturing over 92 FPOs (formed as per SFAC guidelines) across Karnataka during the past three years. Like-wise, NABARD has supported formation of over 200 FPOs in Karnataka. Besides there are crop-specific farmer organisations and associations in Karnataka.
Most of the FPOs have started business activities (Inputs, animal feed and output business) and have two years of track record.However, many FPOs are struggling to meet their expenses even with large volume of transactions. There are many reasons for that. Mainly, most of them are only using their own capital and have not got access to bank finance yet. Second, most of them have only started input business and are not geared up to do output-based business.
The solution lies in enabling FPOs to establish linkages with input and service providers as well as buyers in the market. Besides, FPOs should be provided with knowledge of compliance and conformance so that they get access to formal credit sources from banks and government sponsored financial institutions such as NABKISAN.
FPO Buyer Seller Meet, initiated by the department of horticulture, Government of Karnataka and organised by Foretell Business Solutions Private Limited, proposes to achieve the above-mentioned objective.
|Date 1: 12-07-2018 (Thursday)||Venue: Jnana Jyothi Auditorium, Gandhi nagar, Bengaluru|
|09:00 am Onwards||Registration|
|09:30 am to 10:30 am||
|10.30 am to 11.00 am||Tea break|
|11:00am to 11:30 am||Issues faced by Karnataka FPOs|
|11:30 am to 12:00 noon||
Success stories from other states
Wayanad Social Service Society
|12:00 noon to 12:45 pm||Discussion on Financial Solutions - Representatives from Syndicate Bank, State Bank of India, Nabkisan and Samunnatti|
|12:45 pm to 1:15 pm||ICAR-IIHR role in promoting best technology and practices Dr. Sudha Mysore, Principal Scientist, ICAR-IIHR|
|1:15 pm to 1:45 pm||Karnataka FPOs: Crop-wise Opportunities for Buyers|
|1:45 pm to 2:00 pm||Buyers perspective and experiences with FPO|
|2:00 pm to 3:00 pm||Lunch|
|3:00 pm to 5:30 pm||B2B Interactions|
|Date 2: 13-07-2018 (Friday)|
|9:30 am to 10:00 am||Special address by Shri Palaniswamy .K, DGM, NABARD|
|10:00 am to 10:15 am||Special address by Dr. Narasimha Raju, IAS, Director, TERI|
|10:15 am to 10:45 am||Compliance requirement for FPOs by Mr. Vijay Krishna K.T and Mr. Parmeshwar G Bhat|
|10:45 am to 11:00 am||Experience sharing by FPOs from other states|
|11.00am to 11.30 am||Tea Break|
|11.30 am to 12.00 noon||Centre of Excellence (COE): Dr. Ashok Alur, Special officer, UHS, Bagalkot|
|12.00 noon to 12.15 pm||Presentation by Mrs. Thangam Ramachandran, Asst. General Manager, APEDA|
|12.15pm to 12.45 pm||Presentation on the role of technology in Agri-business by Payism & Cropin|
|12:45 pm to 01.15 pm||Presentation importance of organic certification and marketing by Mr. Yogish Appajaiah|
|01.15 pm to 02.30 pm||Lunch|
|02.30 pm to 03.30 pm||Valedictory function|
|03.30 pm to 05.00 pm||B2B Interactions|
Close to 500 - 600 decision makers from FPOs (president and CEOs from over 300 FPOs) are expected to come for the gathering over the two-day period. Together these would represent 2 lakh farmers or about 3 lakh acres of cultivation from across Karnataka. Total value of the produce would be around Rs. 1500 cr and the value of inputs would be around Rs. 400 to Rs. 500 cr. Thus, the BSM presents a very big and focussed opportunity for input suppliers, banks, service providers and buyers of the output.
The FPO-Buyer Seller Meet is focused on exhibition to enable business networking and business ties. Most of the organisations with interest in FPOs should exhibit and reach-out to the key stakeholders. We expect to see around 500-600 key stakeholders to attend.
|Stall Size||Price + GST|
|2x2 sq meter booth||Rs 20000|
|3X2 sq meter booth||Rs 25000|
Fascia Name Board, 2 Chairs, 1 Table, 1 Electrical point, Complimentary Passes etc
|Dept. of Horticulture, GoK||NABARD||Besst-Hort ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research|
|Alagundagi Agrotech||Netafim Irrigation India Pvt Ltd||Kisan Network|
|Krishiyog Agritech Pvt Ltd||Samunnati Value Chain Finance||Corteva Agri Science|
|Baruni Naturals||Natura Crop Care||Criyagen Agri & Biotech Pvt Ltd|
|Cropin Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd||Malenadu Nuts and Spices Producer Co Ltd||Farm Folks Agro Pvt Ltd|
|The Farmer Company||Bayer CropScience Ltd||Weather Risk Management Services Pvt Ltd|
|Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals||Corporation Bank||Karnataka State Financial Corporation|
We expect to see around 500-600 key stakeholders to attend. Having an exhibition booth will provide you the most cost-effective way of reaching out to your target audience.
Central College Campus, Palace Rd, Ambedkar Veedhi, Gandhi Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560009.
The payment should be made through DD/ Cheque in favour of Foretell Business Solutions Private Limited, payable at Bangalore. OR Alternatively you can also deposit in our account: Click to pay online
|Bank Name||ICICI BANK||Union Bank of India|
|Location/Branch||M G Road||Domlur|
|RTGS / NEFT IFSC CODE||ICIC0000002||UBIN0533122|
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