India Today: 4th Agritex 2016 trade conference begins from Sept 8

September 6, 2016 | UPDATED 17:25 IST

Hyderabad, Sep 6 (PTI) The Fourth Edition of Agritex 2016, a three-day conference-cum-trade fair with focus on opportunities to make Telangana the seed capital of India, will be held at HITEX Grounds here from September 8. The International Agricultural Dairy and Food Processing Trade Fair will be inaugurated by Telangana Agriculture University Vice Chancellor V Praveen Rao.

The event has Telangana – Seed Capital of India as its main conference theme and will showcase new trends and developments in the agriculture arena with special focus on Innovation and Start-up pavilion, representatives of Kenes Exhibitions, organiser of the event with support of Telangana government, said today.

The conference has enlisted speakers from across industry, research institutions and universities to deliberate on topics like seed development and quality of seed, integrated pest and disease management, seed processing, post-harvest technology and seed certification, farm mechanisation.

The event also has a Direction Programme, comprising lectures given by agri-specialists and engineers on latest techniques and products that optimise scarce water and arable land to reach successfully production levels.

Some of the topics include crop diversification, export oriented agriculture, increasing cropping intensity, introducing cost reduction technologies, organic farming for special market requirements among others.

The organisers further said as many as 85 agri-based firms also from abroad, will be attending the event which will see participation from around 8,000 to 10,000 delegates. PTI VVK ARS

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