Chair

  • Mr. Ajay Mehta Managing Director Deepak Nitrite Ltd.
  • Co-Chair

    Mr. M A Tejani Managing Director Gits Food Products Pvt. Ltd.

    Convener

    Mr. Sopan Kanchan Executive Partner Mahagrapes

    Officer Incharge

    Mr. Prasad Shukla - Designation: Director

    Contact: 91-20-25709121
    Email : prasads@mcciapune.com

    Overview

    Objectives

    The Committee has been formed to serve as a contact point for enhancing business links between Farmers and Agri. & Food processing units and to work for dissemination of important commercial information to farmers, growers, food processing industries and the related stake holders through organizing seminars, workshops, discussion meetings on various topics.


    Vision

    Represent MCCIA Agriculture Members to Government Agencies for Policy issues.

     

    Mission

    To organize knowledge sharing events for Agribusiness Community ; To disseminate important Commercial & Business Information; To develop models for Value Addition to Agri products; To develop backward-forward integration for Agribusiness.

     

    Goals

    The Agriculture & Agribusiness Committee initially started in 1992 in recognition of increasing commercialization of Agriculture and Agribusiness activities in this region. It has also made special efforts in promoting awareness about various National and International regulations among the farmers and food processing industries. The committee is names as Basic Agriculture in 2014.

     

    Major Initiatives

    • The first Internet based Gramin Information Centre (GIC). The Dept of Agriculture, GoM replicated this model and formed 330 such centers named as Bazaar Mahiti Kendras. The rural community has been using this centre for sourcing the Agri. Market information through Internet. 

     

    • Formation of Agri &Food Testing Laboratory NAFARI with the support of Ministry of Food Processing Industry, GoI.

     

     

    • Formation of Agri Forum for commercial Agriculture & Agribusiness activities.

    • Organized International event, EIMA Pune Edition for Agri. Farm Machinery Expo & Trials cum Demonstrations of advanced Italian machineries which was first of its kind practical & actual demonstration at Pune.

     

     

    • Formation of Agri-Horticulture Commodity Clusters such as: Fruits & Vegetables Cluster, Maharashtra Irrigation Association, Maharashtra Lime Growers’ Association, Maharashtra Papaya Growers’ Association.

     

     

    • Organized Agri. Food Delegations to Great Britain for Foodex International and Netherlands for Horti-Fair International Expos. Development of Agri-Food Business Trade Cluster i.e. Agriculture Produce Market and Processing Logistics Center near Pune.