The Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of Karnataka in association with International Competence Centre of Organic Agriculture (ICCOA), IIMR and ICRISAT organised the Organics & Millets 2018 International Trade Fair in Bengaluru from 19th-21st January 2018. The Trade Fair was inaugurated by the erstwhile Chief Minister of Karnataka in the august presence of a large number of dignitaries and officers. Policy makers, Scientists, Business tycoons, and farmers participated. OM2018ITF opened a new era in the field of organic foods and millets across a wide spectrum of people. The initiative emerged as the largest congregation of India’s Organic community and mooted Karnataka as the Millet Capital of India. For the first time, ICCOA initiated the Jaivik India awards, supported by Govt. of Karnataka. These awards were given to meritorious recipients from different states. The Fair witnessed pan India participation.

The Impact

  • 391 stalls
  • 272 exhibitors
  • 6 state partners
  • 21 International buyers
  • 39 National buyers
  • 25 stalls millet and organic food at the Khanavali Food Court
  • 1 lakh visitors
  • 17 panel discussions
  • International delegations from 6 countries (USA, Japan, South Korea, China, Germany Netherlands)
  • Letter of intent signed for 13,218 MTs of organic and millet products worth Rs. 27.69 Cr.
  • Business worth Rs. 106.89 Cr generated