Bengal to be Focus State at World Food India (WFI) 2017

Bengal is going to be the ‘Focus State’ at World Food India (WFI) 2017, to be organised by the Union Food Processing ministry in New Delhi from November 3 to 5 .

Bengal’s participation at WFI 2017, which will be the largest trade fair of its kind to be held so far in India, will be a golden opportunity for Bengal to showcase its potential as well as the huge success it has achieved in the food sector.

It will also be a platform to highlight the state’s innovative food processing methods. WFI 2017 will provide an opportunity for the most important stakeholder in the sector, that is the farmer, to interact and network with Indian and global leaders across the food value chain.

The state is preparing an agribusiness and food processing logistics blueprint, which will include developments like the increase in exports of mangoes and litchis by more than 40 per cent that Bengal witnessed in 2016-17.

Among the major agricultural infrastructure set up in recent times in the state are packhouses in Malda and Barasat.

In the near future, a vapour heat treatment (VHT) facility in Barasat, an irradiation facility in Chinsurah and a perishable cargo complex in Bagdogra will become operational.

About World Food India

A global event to facilitate partnerships between Indian and international businesses and investors, World Food India (WFI) is a gateway to the Indian food economy and an opportunity to showcase, connect, and collaborate.

Organized by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India, WFI will be the largest gathering of investors, manufacturers, producers, food processors, policy makers, and organizations from the global food ecosystem. It aims to provides opportunities for both investment and trade in the food processing sector for leading Indian and international companies. Encompassing the entire food spectrum from production to consumption, WFI is looking at creating a better sourcing environment, thereby enabling higher returns for farmers, creating employment, and fostering entrepreneurship.

About The Organizers

Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI)

Ministry of Food Processing Industries

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), the nodal Ministry of the Government of India, formulates and implements the policies and plans for food processing industries within the overall national priorities and objectives.

The Ministry has a clear goal of attaining these objectives by facilitating and acting as a catalyst to attract quality investments from within India and abroad into this sector with the aim of making food processing a national initiative.

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