29 Jan, 2018
Rajasthan will host the third edition of international spice conference. The event scheduled in Jaipur from 4th to 7th February. Expecting more than 750 delegates from various countries, including representatives of international spice associations, policy makers, and farmers to participate in this four-day meet who will discuss on effective strategies and innovative technologies to promote sustainable farming, improve the spice farmers’ livelihood, address spice industry challenges, food safety concerns and demand-supply difference.
Sessions and panel discussions will be held in four days that will cover current issues and topics touching spices sector. These include customer-oriented farming, changing market landscape, meeting the goals of global spice industry, sustainable spice initiative, collaboration among strategic stakeholders, operational stakeholders, crops and markets and open house discussions on different spices.
The Executive Director of International Trade Centre, Geneva, Arancha Gonzalvez will inaugurate the conference will be jointly hosted by the All India Spices Exporters’ Forum and Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Trilochan Mohapatra, Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, will preside. The central theme of the 2018 conference would be ‘Managing Disruptions through Transformation and Collaboration’.
Chairman of AISEF, Prakash Namboodiri said when food safety standards are constantly changing and the industrial environment is constantly evolving, addressing the concerns and imbalances of the industry by the stakeholders is not a choice, but a necessity. This apart, ensuring the sustainability of the crops and improving the livelihood of the farmers also become a collective responsibility. It is in this context that AISEF is organising the third edition of international spice conference.