National Agri- business Entrepreneurship Conclave Cum Krishi Unnati Mela Concludes at ICAR Umiam.

The National Agri- business Entrepreneurship Conclave concluded with the Krishi Unnati Mela which was attended by more than 200 farmers at the ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya. The conclave saw participation of about 500 participants and with more than 80 stalls and 33 Agri Business experts from all over India. Entrepreneurs, Innovative Farmers, Financial institutions, Consultants, Buyers, sellers, Scientists, Agri & Management Students, incubators, extension personals, Public representatives, policy makers and industrial partners were a part of the conclave.

The National Agri- business Entrepreneurship Conclave culminated with valedictory programme today. Apart from the technical session held under five themes buyer’s sellers meet was an integral part of the Entrepreneurship Conclave. The themes for the technical sessions were scope of Agribusiness and start-up, Agri Business ventures, Agri Business ventures under livestock’s etc, Technology based start-up and students in Agri Business. The awards for the best stalls and the best oral presentation in the various technical sessions held throughout the three long days were presented to the respective winners. The first prize for the best stall went to Nayam Foods, second prize was given to Green Biotech Eco Solutions Private limited and the third prize went to Arohan Foods Pvt Limited.  Addressing the gathering in the valedictory session Dr N Prakash, Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region said that the conclave provided a platform for the entrepreneurs’ and farmers as well to transform production into agri- business. Speaking on the occasion Dr G. Kadirvel, organizing secretary said that the conclave was initiated with a motive to promote agri-business and it was a very successful attempt as more that 50 linkages between buyers and sellers were established in the conclave. The Chief Guest for the occasion Shri Kyrmen Shylla, Honble Cabinet Minister, Government of Meghalaya appreciated the efforts taken by ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region in developing agri-ecosystems in the region. The Guest of Honour, Shri Allentry F. Dkhar Political Advisor and Secretary to Chief Minister, Govt. of Meghalaya in his special address appreciated the efforts taken by ICAR in bringing a change in the cult of agriculture.

The three days conclave witnessed brainstorming sessions in which various innovative ideas were discussed and the implementation of which will be followed up. The Krishi Unnati Mela provided a major platform for the farmers to build up relations and upgrade their knowledge about the regulatory authorities, branding and marketing strategies.

Chief Guest Speaking on the Occasion
Releasing of Souvenir on the Valedictory Session