Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sikkim delegation participates in Bio-Fach India 2014

PRESS RELEASE

A delegation comprising of the Sikkim Organic Mission, Department of Agriculture and SIMFED, led by Lok Sabha MP PD Rai, represented Sikkim at a trade fair and international conference on organic agriculture in Kerala. The three-day event - Biofach India 2014 together with India Organic - was organised by the Government of Kerala in association with Nuremberg Messe Germany and Indian International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture (ICCOA) at Karukutty near Kochi from 6th to 8th of November.

Held at the Adlux International Convention Centre, Kochi, the event served as a common platform for organic producers, marketing agencies, government departments and other stakeholders to discuss various issues related to organic farming produce, marketing, standards maintenance, and the way forward for India. The north eastern region was represented by Sikkim and Nagaland.

The organic produce displayed in the Sikkim stall received keen interest. National and International buyers flocked to the stall and engaged in dialogue. The stall was adorned with Sikkim’s Organic Mission messages including video representations showcasing the leadership of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling in promoting Organic Agriculture.

The event was inaugurated by Union Minister for Agriculture Shri Radha Mohan Singh in presence of the Chief Minister of Kerala Oomen Chandy. The program was also attended by the Ambassador of Netherland and Mayor of Goesan County, South Korea.