The city is hosting a three-day Agritex 2016 beginning September 8. About 85 companies are going to showcase their products in agriculture and agri-business areas. The fourth edition will also have two days of deliberations on issues related to seed, policies and regulation.
Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Kenes Exhibitions General manager Prema L Zilberman said a group fo farmers are being invited to the conference. “They will interact with scientists on a variety of challenges they face on the field,” she said.
Kenes Exhibitions is organising the event in association with the Telangana government and Food 360 Foundation. To be held at the HITEX facility at Madhapur, the International Agricultural, Dairy, Food Processing Trade Fair will be inaugurated by V Praveen Rao, Vice-Chancellor of Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agriculture University, and. C Parthasarathi, Principal Secretary, Telangana government.
Satish Reddy Ambati, General Manager of Food 360 Foundation, said that the theme of the conference would be ‘seed’. “The sessions will focus on strengthening the seed sector, on the integrated pest management practices, water conservation, agriculture financing and marketing,” he said.