Union Minister Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal Concludes Her Visit of Three European Countries with Successful Outcomes

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New Delhi: The five day visit of Minister of food processing, Govt of India saw very successful outcomes with three major announcements- Germany and Netherlands coming on board as Focus Countries and today Denmark announcing its intent to come on board as Partner Country to World Food India, 2017- the mega international event of Ministry of Food Processing to attract investment & trade in food processing industry.

In a meeting held today, Minister Environment and Food of Denmark Mr Esben Lunde Larsen, announced that Denmark will come on board as Partner Country.

Yesterday in Netherlands, during the bilateral meeting with Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing, Govt of India, Mr. Martin van Dam, Minister of agriculture of Netherlands announced that Netherlands would come in as Focus Country for World Food India

Earlier, Germany had announced its participation as Focus Country in World Food India during Minister’s Badal’s successful meeting with Dr. Herman Onko Aeikens, State Secretary, German Federal Ministry of Food & Agriculture.

“I am delighted to welcome the participation of Germany, Denmark and Netherlands and I am confident that we will see strong collaborations and partnerships”, said Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

Both Netherlands and Denmark have committed to bring a strong official and business delegation to leverage the networking opportunities that present themselves in World Food India. Germany will mount a business delegation to World Food India as well.

With this, Denmark is the Partner Country for World Food India and Germany, Netherlands & Italy as Focus Countries.

Europe as a region is an ideal partner for World Food India with its strength in technologies, R&D, cold chain which India needs and potential for partnerships with Indian companies, added the Minister.

More than 100 international companies from 28 countries in World Food India have already registered to participate in World Food India 2017. First of its kind, World Food India 2017 is the global platform for showcasing investment opportunities in India and for connecting businesses for collaborations in food processing industry.

The World Food India will have exhibition on food processing industry, CEO roundtable, plenary sessions, sectoral sessions, country sessions, state sessions, conferences and Food Street. The conferences will have various sessions aimed at sharing knowledge and opportunities across the food sector. The World Food India exhibition will be spread over 22,000 sq mtrs. with Indian & international food companies showcasing their offerings and services along the food value chain — production, processing, packaging, technology, equipment, storage, logistics or retail.

Encompassing the entire food spectrum from production to consumption, World Food India 2017 will look at creating better sourcing environment, will emphasise on reduction of wastage, and will focus on shelf life increase, among others. All this will enable higher returns for farmers, will create better employment opportunities and will foster entrepreneurship.

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