International Conference - Day -2

 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE -“Millets & Organics: Opportunities Amidst Challenges”
Day 2 -21.01.2023
Session I Thematic Session: Millets, Value Chain, Processing, Marketing
Chair: Dr T R Sharma, DDG Crops Science, ICAR
Co-chair: Dr DK Yadava, ADG Seeds, ICAR
10:00 AM to 10:15 AM Pearl millet scenario in India – Crop improvement and cultivation perspective Dr. Tara Satyavathi, Project Coordinator, AICRP on Pearl Millet
10:15 AM to 10:30 AM Nutritional and Health benefits of Millets  Dr Raj Bhandari, Member, National Technical Board on Nutrition
10:30 AM to 10:45 AM Resolving Gaps in primary and secondary processing of Millets Dr Sridevi Annapurna Singh, Director, CSIR-CFTRI
10:45 AM to 11:00 AM Post-harvest processing for mainstreaming millets  Dr. NG Malleshi, Former Head, GST & Rtd. Scientist-G, CSIR-CFTRI
11:00 AM to 11:15 AM Millets promotion by piggy backing organics Mr Rajshekhar Reddy Seelam, MD, Sresta Organics
11:15 AM to 11:30 AM Branding, Marketing & Export Strategies: Industry Insights Dr Tarun Bajaj, Director, APEDA
11:30 AM to 11:40 AM Tea Break
Session II Millets: Higher Value add through Certified Organic Millets
11:40 AM to 12:00 PM Mainstreaming Millets  Dr Raj Bhandari, Member, National Technical Board on Nutrition
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Panel Discussion:  Role of Industry for Mainstreaming Millets
Chair: Mr S Siva Kumar Group Head, Agri & IT Business, ITC Ltd
Co-Chair: Dr. B. Dayakar Rao, Director/CEO, Nutrihub, ICAR-IIMR and
Sri. Anthony Maria Emannuel, Managing Director Karnataka Pulse Development Board
Mr Prashant Parameshwaran, MD, Tata Soulful 
Mr Sudhir Nema, Chief Development & Quality officer, Britannia Industries Ltd.
Saikat Datta Mazumdar Cluster Leader Nutrition, Dietary Behavior and Smart Food, COO, Agribusiness and Innovation Platform ICRISAT
Ms Madhavi Trivedi, Senior Associate Director – Nutrition and Scientific Affairs, AMEA (Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa)
Mr Vishnu, National category Head – Gourmet Private label, Big Basket
Ms. Tripti Pandey, PepsiCo
Ms. Priya, Senior Manager, NHW project leads, Nestle
Mr Manoj Pareek, Head R&D, Global Nutrition, HUL
Mr Ganesh Shenoy, Chief Financial Officer, MTR Foods
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM LUNCH BREAK
Session III Organics- Production and Certification
02:00 PM to 02:20 PM Production and Certification in Organic Farming – PGS Certification (Participatory Guarantee System)  Dr. A. K. Yadav, Advisor, Govt. of India, Chair and Keynote speaker
02:20 PM to 02:40 PM Implementation of NPOP/NOP standards for Export Shri. R Ravindra General Manager, APEDA
02:40 PM to 03:40 PM Panel Discussion : Challenges in Organic Production at Farmers Land, and the New Challenges In certifications , Millet Research and Processing ,  Chair- Dr A K Yadav
Co-Chair- Sri. Venkataramreddy J Patil- Addl  Director of Agriculture (Organic Farming)  
Ms Jennifer Chang, IFOAM Asia, South Korea
Mrs. Kugonza B. Irene, Uganda
Mr Bharat Bhusan Tyagi, Padmashree awardee
Mr Sandeep Bhargava, Onecert International, Jaipur
Dr. B. K. Desai, Director of Research, University of Agriculture, Raichur
03:40 PM to 04:00 PM Tea Break
Session IV Organics and Millets- Marketing and Value Addition
04:00 PM to 04:20 PM Opportunities & Challenges – New markets Mr Raj Sekhar Reddy, MD, 24 Letter Mantra
04:20 PM to 04:40 PM Technologies available for Millet Enterprises Dr. D. V. Chidanand, Head (i/c), Industry Academia Cell,  National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM)
04:40 PM to 05:40 PM Accessing Global Markets for smart foods and Potential for Millet exports,
Chair- Mr Sunil Surendran, Aum Consulting
Co-chair – M.H. Banthanal, Managing Director KAPPEC 
Dr. Rakesh Mohan Joshi, Director, IIPM, Bengaluru
Raj Sekhar Reddy, MD, 24 Letter Mantra
Mr Ajay Katyal, Delhi 
Ms Josephine Rodgers,  Executive Director, Access Agriculture, UK
Mr Amit V, Ernst and Young
Mr Kevin Lindseth, USA