Why FPO Buyer Seller Meet (BSM)?    Summary of FPO BSM  

  • The Department of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka has been nurturing over 92 FPOs (formed as per SFAC guidelines) across Karnataka during the past three years. Like-wise, NABARD has supported formation of over 200 FPOs in Karnataka. Besides there are crop-specific farmer organisations and associations in Karnataka.

  • Most of the FPOs have started business activities (Inputs, animal feed and output business) and have two years of track record.However, many FPOs are struggling to meet their expenses even with large volume of transactions. There are many reasons for that. Mainly, most of them are only using their own capital and have not got access to bank finance yet. Second, most of them have only started input business and are not geared up to do output-based business.

  • The solution lies in enabling FPOs to establish linkages with input and service providers as well as buyers in the market. Besides, FPOs should be provided with knowledge of compliance and conformance so that they get access to formal credit sources from banks and government sponsored financial institutions such as NABKISAN.

  • FPO Buyer Seller Meet, initiated by the department of horticulture, Government of Karnataka and organised by Foretell Business Solutions Private Limited, proposes to achieve the above-mentioned objective.

Program Schedule

Chief Guest

Shri. M C Managuli
Hon. Minister of Horticulture
Govt. of Karnataka

Karnataka FPO Buyer-Seller meet-2018.

Date 1: 12-07-2018 (Thursday) Venue: Jnana Jyothi Auditorium, Gandhi nagar, Bengaluru
09:00 am Onwards Registration
09:30 am to 10:30 am

Inaugural session
Chief Guest: Shri M C Managuli, Honourable Minister for Horticulture, Government of Karnataka
Guest of Honour: Shri Rajeev Chawla, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of Karnataka


  • Light the lamp
  • Welcome address
  • Special address by Shri Y. S. Patil, IAS, Director of Horticulture, Govt. Karnataka
  • Special address by Dr M. R. Dinesh, Director, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research
  • Keynote Address by Shri Maheshwar Rao .M, Secretary to Horticulture, Govt of Karnataka
  • Address by Chief guest: Shri Managuli Mallappa Channaveerappa, Honourable Minister for Horticulture
  • Felicitation
  • Expected outcome & Vote of Thanks: Shri Shivakumar H.S, Additional Director of Horticulture (OPDP)
10.30 am to 11.00 am Tea break
11:00am to 11:30 am Issues faced by Karnataka FPOs
11:30 am to 12:00 noon Success stories from other states
    Wayanad Social Service Society
12:00 noon to 12:45 pm Discussion on Financial Solutions - Representatives from Syndicate Bank, State Bank of India, Nabkisan and Samunnatti
12:45 pm to 1:15 pm ICAR-IIHR role in promoting best technology and practices Dr. Sudha Mysore, Principal Scientist, ICAR-IIHR
1:15 pm to 1:45 pm Karnataka FPOs: Crop-wise Opportunities for Buyers
1:45 pm to 2:00 pm Buyers perspective and experiences with FPO
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Lunch
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm B2B Interactions
Date 2: 13-07-2018 (Friday)
9:30 am to 10:00 am Special address by Shri Palaniswamy .K, DGM, NABARD
10:00 am to 10:15 am Special address by Dr. Narasimha Raju, IAS, Director, TERI
10:15 am to 10:45 am Compliance requirement for FPOs by Mr. Vijay Krishna K.T and Mr. Parmeshwar G Bhat
10:45 am to 11:00 am Experience sharing by FPOs from other states
11.00am to 11.30 am Tea Break
11.30 am to 12.00 noon Centre of Excellence (COE): Dr. Ashok Alur, Special officer, UHS, Bagalkot
12.00 noon to 12.15 pm Presentation by Mrs. Thangam Ramachandran, Asst. General Manager, APEDA
12.15pm to 12.45 pm Presentation on the role of technology in Agri-business by Payism & Cropin
12:45 pm to 01.15 pm Presentation importance of organic certification and marketing by Mr. Yogish Appajaiah
01.15 pm to 02.30 pm Lunch
02.30 pm to 03.30 pm Valedictory function
03.30 pm to 05.00 pm B2B Interactions

How will FPO - Buyer Seller Meet work ?

FPO-BSM will facilitate interaction at four levels

  1. Knowledge sharing by experts to FPO on subjects such as compliance requirement, preparing for export market, Public Private Partnership models, Centre of Excellence activities etc
  2. Information sharing by service providers to FPOs. This will happen mainly from the exhibition booths set-up by the service providers.
  3. One-to-one business meeting between service provider and FPO. Based on the information gathered, FPO can further discuss and finalise an arrangement with the service provider through one-to-one business meeting.
  4. Peer-learning from other FPOs. It will be facilitated through a workshop where FPOs are encouraged to share their success stories

Benefit to FPOs

  1. Opportunity to get bank finance
  2. Opportunity to tie-up with input suppliers directly or negotiate better deals
  3. Opportunity to connect with institutional buyers of output either for domestic market or exports
  4. Awareness about best practises from experts and fellow-farmers

Benefit to Exhibitors

Close to 500 - 600 decision makers from FPOs (president and CEOs from over 300 FPOs) are expected to come for the gathering over the two-day period. Together these would represent 2 lakh farmers or about 3 lakh acres of cultivation from across Karnataka. Total value of the produce would be around Rs. 1500 cr and the value of inputs would be around Rs. 400 to Rs. 500 cr. Thus, the BSM presents a very big and focussed opportunity for input suppliers, banks, service providers and buyers of the output.

Who will attend ?

FPO BSM will be attended by

  1. President and CEOs of 92 FPOs promoted by Horticulture Department, Government of Karnataka
  2. Two decision makers each from over 200 FPOs promoted by NABARD
  3. All the leading banks which are partnering and supporting FPOs in Karnataka
  4. Major public and private sector seed, fertiliser and pesticide manufacturing companies that are supplying or looking to supply to FPOs
  5. Major companies supplying other materials and farm equipment / hire services /advisory etc
  6. Key representatives of over 18 public private partnerships that are promoted by the horticulture department.
  7. All major institutional buyers of agricultural and horticultural crops who are keen on establishing a reliable backward supply chain.
  8. Buyers from outside Karnataka sourcing material for export markets
  9. Subject matter specialist and experts from horticulture department, University of horticulture sciences, private practitioners, Resource Institutions, and experts from various Government departments


  • Participation is by invitation only for all FPO Directors.
  • Corporate buyers, service providers & suppliers will have the option of taking exhibition space.
  • Participation as delegate (for non-FPOs) will cost Rs 3000 per delegateplus GST

Inclusion for participants:

  • Access to inaugural ceremony and focused sessions
  • Access to exhibition area
  • Access to Buyer Seller Meetings
  • Two days lunch and refreshment breaks


The FPO-Buyer Seller Meet is focused on exhibition to enable business networking and business ties. Most of the organisations with interest in FPOs should exhibit and reach-out to the key stakeholders. We expect to see around 500-600 key stakeholders to attend.

Exhibition booth
Stall Size Price + GST
2x2 sq meter booth Rs 20000
3X2 sq meter booth Rs 25000

Exhibitor Inclusions:
Fascia Name Board, 2 Chairs, 1 Table, 1 Electrical point, Complimentary Passes etc

List of Exhibitors

Who Should Exhibit ?

  • Banks
  • Input suppliers (seed, fertiliser, pesticide, other farm utilities and materials)
  • Equipment suppliers
  • Corporate buyers
  • Service providers

We expect to see around 500-600 key stakeholders to attend. Having an exhibition booth will provide you the most cost-effective way of reaching out to your target audience.


Supporting Patron

Supporting Patron

Supporting Patron

Supporting Patron


Jnana Jyothi Auditorium

Central College Campus, Palace Rd, Ambedkar Veedhi, Gandhi Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560009.


The payment should be made through DD/ Cheque in favour of Foretell Business Solutions Private Limited, payable at Bangalore. OR Alternatively you can also deposit in our account: Click to pay online

Bank Name ICICI BANK Union Bank of India
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Account No: 000205002180 331201010035251


Testimonials - 1


Testimonials - 2


Conference Summary


Inaugural session


Issues faced


Success stories




Buyers perspective


B2B interaction


Compliance requirement


Dr. Ashok Alur


Special address 1


Special address 2


Presentation 1


Presentation 2


Presentation 3


Presentation 4


Contact Us

Key contacts:

Foretell Business Solutions Private Limited

#146, Ramaiah Street, 1 & 2 Floor, Gopal Towers,
HAL Airport Road, Kodihalli, Bangalore - 560008, INDIA
+91 80 25276152/53

For Sponsorship

Kempa Reddy. R
Marketing Consultant - Dept. of Horticuture
+91 73488 32631

For Stall Booking & Delegate Registration:

Ravi Bhandage
Marketing Manager
+91 93438 40608