ASSOCHAM’s National Conference on Millets: The Future Super Food for India to be held on 23rd June 2022; Hotel Le Meredien, New Delhi
Government has recognised the role of millets in the food chain. Under the National Food Security Mission (NFSM) of the preliminary targets for enhancing food grain production by an additional 25 Million Tonnes, the share allocated for millets is 2 Million Tonnes i.e. 8% of the enhanced food grain production. For maximising its consumption it is necessary to target on millet’s marketability with palatability, due to taste preferences among people. Many new products can be developed who can intrigue people for consuming them. Such as; biscuits/cookies, noodles/pastas, savoury snacks or chips/crisps, health drink mixes, plant-based milk/patties etc. Apart from this millets can also be utilised as feed, fodder, and in brewery.
To address this subject matter of international importance, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) proposes to hold its ASSOCHAM’s National Conference on Millets: The Future Super Food for India on 23rd June 2022 at Hotel Le Meredien, New Delhi, in association with nuFFooDS Spectrum as the media partner. This conference will provide the platform for food industry leaders; practitioners; scientists; farmers; organized agriculture; civil society; government policy makers, the private sector; and NGOs to discuss and share experiences on successes, and to deliberate the challenges to nutrition through food with special focus on innovation, marketability & palatability.
The conference will focus on the following objectives:
- To attain Nutritional Security through the cultivation of Millets and to develop novel food product range from Millets.
- To improve ways to reach the most vulnerable population with nutritious foods, and strengthening food distribution system in order to eliminate the problem of food and nutrition insecurity.
- To strengthen institutional and policy environments, processes and incentives that foster appropriate forms of collaboration across nutrition-relevant, and millet based sectors (such as food processing, health, education, etc.).
- To strengthen and seek ways to make the regulatory framework as per our country’s needs.
- To align agricultural research investments to support nutritional improvement, such as more research on millet’s shelf-life enhancement after post and pre harvest.
- To focus on improving infrastructure for processing, storage, and preservation to retain nutritional value and food safety, to reduce seasonality and postharvest losses, and to make healthy foods convenient to prepare.
- To develop a viable millet production value chain, and to promote marketability and awareness for the Millets.
The participation of the following plays an important role:
- Food Processing Companies
- Government Sector / State Enterprises
- Multilateral Agencies
- Health Institutions
- Health Oriented Brands
- Global Leaders
- Foreign Missions in Nutrition and Food Processing Sector
- Policy makers, Scientists & Academicians
- Agro Industry
- Food product/ Semi-finished Products Manufacturer
- Beverage Industries
- Brewing Industries
- Food Service Equipment Dealer/ Distributor