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India braces up for an organic leap

04:03 SGT September 12, 2017
India
Organic food gains popularity in India and the magnificence of Biofach India in its ninth year says it all

The ninth edition of Biofach India will be held together with India Organic — the only organic platform in India — from November 9-11 at India Expo Mart, Delhi NCR.

This year’s event will concurrently include the Organic World Congress of IFOAM Organics International in collaboration with the government of India and its Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. This tri-annual event aims at the development of the organic sector worldwide by enabling sharing of experiences, innovations and knowledge about the organic world, thus giving the organizingcountry global visibility.

With the continuing spurt in health concerns, especially in metropolitan areas, our priorities revolve around boosting organic growth and conveying the importance of practising a healthy lifestyle through our existing platform.

The organic food market in India is projected to register growth at a CAGR of over 25% during 2015-2020. The major organic food-producing states in India are Madhya Pradesh,Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha, with a joint share of 90% in 2014- 2015. The largest number of organic cultivators in the world are also in India, and they are estimated at around 650,000. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, too has been stressing on the need for the country to go organic, further boosting this movement in India.

The show will attract participation from many leading organizations including Nature Bio-Foods, Brahm Arpan, MRT Organics, 24 Letter Mantra, Phalada Agro, Just Organik, Radico, Mehrotra Consumer Products, Agronic Food, Sarveshwar Foods, Natureland Organic, Cultivator Natural Products and Terra Greens. Besides F&B, the event will see participation from the natural care and wellness sector, organic textiles sector, certification bodies as well as leading country and state pavilions including the Tea Board, Coffee Board and Coconut Board.

Tapan Ray, managing director, Nature Bio-Foods, who participated in the show last year, commented: “We have been exhibiting at Biofach India together with India Organic for six years. The visitor quality is simply fantastic, and each time we have been able to acquire new customers. This event is also the optimum platform for introducing the general population to the world of organics.” Sajid Desai, CEO, NürnbergMesse India, concluded: “With the continuing spurt in health concerns, especially in metropolitan areas, our priorities revolve around boosting organic growth and conveying the importance of practising a healthy lifestyle through our existing platform. We are pleased to be holding Biofach India together with India Organic concurrent to the Organic World Congress.

“The synergy derived from holding both events at the same venue will not just be beneficial in terms of education towards a healthier way of life but will also be influential in placing India on the world map as a country that traces its origins to an organic and holistic way of living.”