The 16th edition of agriculture trade fair 'Agri Intex 2016' beginning on July 15 here will have special focus on coir and its export potential through an exclusive fair.
The 16th edition of agriculture trade fair ‘Agri Intex 2016’ beginning on July 15 here will have special focus on coir and its export potential through an exclusive fair.
The India International Coir Fair (IICF), jointly organised by Coir Board, MSME, Government of India will have three major components such as exhibition of coir products and technology for coir industry, seminar and a buyer-seller meet with international buyers, Agri Intex Chairman R Shasi Kumar told reporters here today.
About 350 products made of coir and also relevant machinery will be on display for the buyers, particularly from foreign countries, he said.
Eight international buyers including China, Italy and Israel have shown keen interest in the products and a 20-member delegation from Israel is vising the expo to explore market potential, he said.
As far as the four-day Agri Intex, the Centre has recognised this fair and has extended logo support for the first time, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University vice chancellor, Dr K Ramasamy, the joint organisers, said.
Besides, United Nations Centre for Sustainable Agriculture has extended its support to the fair, which will open up many new business opportunities in the field of agricultural mechanisation, he said.
Stating that annual meet of the Regional Council of Agricultural Machinery Association in Asia and the Pacific will also happen at the expo, Shasi Kumar said that sourcing personnel from 21 countries will be visiting the event.
With 400 participants, 70 new ones, including those from Italy, Japan, Israel and Germany, expo will be inaugurated by union MSME minister, Kalraj Mishra, in the presence of NABARD Chairman, Harsh Kumar Bhanwala, he said.
As far as the feedback of previous exhibitions were concerned, the organisers were satisfied that farmers were benefited, both technically and financially, Ramasamy said.