Thursday, September 30, 2010

Agriwatch 6th Global Pulses Summit 2010

Date December 4 – 5, 2010

Venue India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110003

Having identified Pulses as an important and potentially worrying issue for India, Agriwatch launched its Global Pulses Summit Series in 2004.

After successfully holding regional conferences on Pulses in Indore and Hyderabad in 2010, Agriwatch announces the 6th Global Pulses Summit On 4th and 5th December, 2010

Theme : India needs Indians to consume more pulses

Over the years, Indian per capita consumption of pulses and indeed proteins has declined. This is contrary to our expectations of the world’s largest consumer of pulses with increasing disposable incomes.

Hence the 6th Agriwatch Global Pulses Summit will focus on how to increase the consumption to support the nutritional needs of the growing nation.

To reach the target of recommended 80g per day per capita protein consumption from the current 43gpd is not an easy task. It requires the entire industry to get together and create innovative solutions that benefit all. Clearly,

1. Production in India and globally needs to be increased to make available the demand

2. Capital investment must be increased in warehousing and milling and transportation.
3. Consumption of a variety of pulses encouraged by mandate and education
4. Prices need to be managed to make the pulses accessible for all
5. Working in the pulses arena must be made attractive to all stakeholders

The Summit plans to engage all stakeholders to bring out their perspectives and ideations on how to increase the consumption of pulses in India.

We will invite persons of eminence from amongst the following groups:

1. Central and State Governments of India

2. Growers Associations
3. Consumers Associations
4. Processing Industry
5. Supply Chain Industry –imports, warehousing, transportation, retail
6. Research Industry

The Agenda of the Summit aims to facilitate the discussions on the important factors that underlie this decline in per capita consumption.

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