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World Pulses Day celebrations in New Delhi organized by NAFED in association with GPC

World Pulses Day celebrations in New Delhi organized by NAFED in association with GPC
World Pulses Day celebrations in New Delhi organized by NAFED in association with GPC
World Pulses Day celebrations in New Delhi organized by NAFED in association with GPC
World Pulses Day celebrations in New Delhi organized by NAFED in association with GPC
As part of the 2020 UN World Pulses Day (WPD) celebration, the Global Pulse Confederation (GPC) and the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) will host a celebratory WPD event in New Dehli. Space is limited and we therefore encourage those interested in attending this important event to contact Gulden Kucukcan via email at office@globalpulses.com
 
The WPD event will feature a curtain raiser on the evening of February 9th at the Taj Man Singh Hotel. On February 10th, our official World Pulses Day program will continue with a full day of high-level VIP speakers. We expect the program to feature high level dignitaries from:
 
– National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India – NAFED
– India Ministry of Agriculture
– India Ministry of Food & Consumer Affairs
– India Minister for Health
– India Ministry of Commerce
– UN FAO
– Global Pulse Confederation

 

United Nations WORLD PULSES DAY Celebration Organized by NAFED in association with Global Pulse Confederation, Dubai

Sunday- February, 09, 2020 – Curtain Raiser

Venue:
Hotel The Taj Mahal, Mansingh Road, New Delhi

6.00 pm to 6.30 pm 
Registration

6.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Curtain Raiser
- Invocation and inauguration
- Welcome address - Chairman, Nafed
- Remarks - MD, Nafed
- Remarks - Tomio Shichiri, FAO, Representative in India
- Remarks – Ms Cindy Brown, President, GPC
- Vote of Thanks - AMD, Nafed

7.30 pm onwards Cocktail and Dinner

 

Monday – February, 10,2020 – The World Pulses Day

Venue:
Ambedkar International Centre, 15, Janpath, New Delhi

9.00 am to 10.00 am
Registration

10.00 am to 11.50 am
- Welcome of Dignitaries
- Welcome address by Chairman, Nafed
- Inauguration by Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare by watering of plants
- Release of Coffee Table Book
- Launch of Nafed Organic Pulses
- Release of the book “Global Economy of Pulses” (FAO)
- Address by MD, Nafed
- Address by President, GPC
- Address by Director, LBSNAA, Mussoorie
- Address by Secretary, Department of Agriculture,
- Cooperation & Farmers Welfare
- Address by Dr. Ramesh Chand, Member, Niti Aayog
- Address by Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare

12 Noon to 1.00 pm
Session 1 - Enhancing Pulse Production:
- Inputs as key drivers - Multiple technologies for yield enhancement
- Sustainable farm practices
- (In Chair - Dr. Ramesh Chand, Member,Niti Aayog).
Panelists
- Dr. Ashok Dalwai, CEO, National Rainfed Area Authority.
- Shri B.B. Singh, Ex-ADG, ICAR.
- Dr. Juan Osorno, a pulse breeder scientist from North Dakota State University.

1.00 pm to 2.00 pm
Lunch break (Daal feast) and Networking

2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Session 2 - Promoting Pulse Consumption for Nutrition
- Nutritional benefits of pulses
- Strategies for promoting consumption worldwide
- Enhancing consumption in world’s largest market.
- ( Moderator - Sudhakar Tomar, MD, Hakan Agro DMCC),
Panelists
- Dr. Srivalli Krishnan, Melinda & Bill Gates Foundation,
- Dr. A. Laxmaiah, Scientist-G , National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad.
- Vikas Rawal, Professor of Economics, Centre for Economic Study & Planning, Jawahar Lal University, New Delhi. - Suman Agarwal, Nutritionist & Founder, Selfcare

3.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Session 3 - Processing of Pulses and Value Addition
- Technologies for efficient processing
- Value addition potential of pulses
- Strategies to market value added pulse products
- (Moderator – Pravesh Sharma, Co-Founder & CEO, Kamatan Farm Tech Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi).
Panelists
- Varun Deshpande MD, The Good Food Institute of India,
- Huseyin Arslan, AGT Food and Ingredients Inc.
- Parag Gadre, CEO, ETG Group - India
- Rajesh Sinha, MD & CEO, NCDEX EMarkets Ltd

4.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Session 4 - Market and Policies
- Overview of world pulses market
- Global Outlook for 2020 - Outlook for India 2020 (Moderator G C Chandrashekhar, Economist, Senior Editor and Policy Commentator)
Outlook for India
- Australia-Sanjiv Dubey Black Sea
- Lalit Bangar Myanmar- Sunil Patwari Canada
- Marlene Boersch

5.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Concluding Remarks & Declaration

5.30 pm to 5.45 pm
Vote of Thanks

5.45 pm onwards High Tea

8.00pm onwards
Dinner & Cocktail at The Lawn, Qutub Golf Course, Press Enclave Road, Lado Sarai, New Delhi

 


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