Why FPO Buyer Seller Meet (BSM)?

  • The Department of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka has been nurturing over 99 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 three 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

Program Schedule


"Pragathi 2020"
3rd Karnataka FPO Buyer-Seller Meet 2020

06 October, 2020 (Tuesday) 3rd Online FPO BSM 2020
11:00 am - 11:05 am

Brief introduction by Master of Ceremony

Mrs. Hemalatha, Sr. Asst. Director of Horticulture, GoK

11:05 am - 11:10 am

Welcome address

Mr Srivatsava Ganapathy, Foretell Business Solutions Private Limited

11:10 am - 11:20 am

Special address by Director of Horticulture, GoK

Mr B Venkatesh, IFS, Director of Horticulture, GoK

11:20 am - 11:30 am

Special address by Secretary to GoK, Agriculture & Horticulture Department

Dr. Rajender Kumar Kataria, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government, Department of Horticulture, GoK

11:30 am - 11:35 am

Outline of the programme

Mr Vinayak Meharwade, Foretell Business Solutions Private Limited

11.35 am - 11.45 am Presentation: FDC Model for FPOs - Better outreach & revenues through direct access to agriculture inputs

Mr Niranjan Sheelavant, Cultivafin Inclusive Services Pvt Ltd - Download PDF

11.45 am - 11.55 am Presentation: Future vision of millet processing of Amruth Organic Fertilizers

Mr Nagraj K, MD, Amruth Organic Fertilizers - Download PDF

11.55 am - 12.40 pm

Session 1: Understanding and appreciating buyer's requirements and serving the needs

Panel Discussion: FPO's and fruit buyers

Chair:
Dr. Ashok Alur, Director, CoE, UHS Bagalkote

Moderator:
Dr. Basavaraj, Deputy Director, COE for FPO's, Department of Horticulture and UHS, Bangalore.

Panellists:
Mr Nagabhushan Naidu, Safal, Mr Lekharaj, Greenland Fresco, Mr Vikrant Save, MTR, Mr Rajasekhar, ITC

FPO's:
Kengal HFPCL, Channapatna, Jamkhandi HFPCL, Jamkhandi, Hunagund HFPCL, Hunagund

12.40 pm - 12.50 pm

Presentation: Experiences in organic milk and milk products value-chain and opportunities

Mr Rukmesh Srinivas, Akshayakalpa Farms And Foods Pvt. Ltd. - Download PDF

12.50 pm - 1.30 pm

Session 2: Understanding and appreciating buyer's requirements and serving the needs

Panel Discussion: FPO's and vegetable buyers

Chair:
Sri. K.B. Dundi, Additional Director of Horticulture (OPDP) and Nodal officer for FPO & PPP-IHD

Moderator:
Mrs. Kshama Patil, Deputy Director, Horticulture Department, GoK

Panellists:
Mr Rajesh Palat, Leaf, Mr Jagadish, Future Group, Mr Kotijit, Natures Basket

FPO's:
Siddeshwar HFPCL, Belagavi, Rajaghatta HFPCL, Rajaghatta, Grameena HFPCL, Kamalapur

1:30 pm - 1:55 pm Open house: Q/A
1:55 pm - 2:00 pm Vote of thanks

Mr Kempa Reddy, Foretell Business Solutions Private Limited

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, etc.
  2. Information sharing by service providers to FPOs. This will happen mainly from the exhibition booths set-up by the service providers & output sellers and buyers.
  3. One-to-one business meeting between buyers and FPOs. Based on the information gathered, FPO can further discuss and finalise an arrangement with the buyer 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.

Highlights of Inaugural edition - 2019:

During 2019 edition of FPO buyer seller meet held on 26-27 June 2019 at J N Tata Auditorium, Bangalore. Over 600+ people from 250+ FPOs, 6 sponsors, 22+ speakers, 30+ exhibition stalls, 20+ financial institutions, 30+ buyers gathered at J N Tata Auditorium, IISc Campus. The programme started with lightening lamp by honourable Minister of Horticulture, Govt. of Karnataka Shri M. C. Managuli, over 600+ FPO members and Department personalities attended the programme and they are responsible for the success of this event. The honourable minister expressed his happiness on technologies developed for farming and he is very enthusiastic to watch implements and inputs which are exhibited by exhibitors in the event. He suggested farmers and FPOs to grow cash crop along with food crop and sell them through FPOs to get good prices for their produce, through this strengthen the financial status of small and marginal farmers. And he also advised to grow crops which are suitable for soil condition. He mentioned that Government Department officials and political leaders should work together for development of farming community. Dr. M. V. Venkatesh, Director of Horticulture, Govt. of Karnataka in his special address said that FPOs play an important role in exporting food products. To support and give association form to farming community, FPOs were started in 2014-15. He also mentioned about amount released by Horticulture Department to FPOs for different sector of works like Custom Hire Centre, working capital, Infrastructure development etc., Mr. C. V. Reddy Chief General Manager, NABARD in his special address he advised farmer and FPOs that to follow grading method to earn more profit. He also opined that FPOs should soon aspire to go into value addition.

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

Who will attend ?


FPO BSM will be attended by

  1. President and CEOs of 99 FPOs promoted by Horticulture Department, Government of Karnataka
  2. Two decision makers each from over 50 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

Registration:


  • Participation is by invitation only for all FPO CEO's/Directors.
  • Corporate buyers, service providers & suppliers will have the option of taking exhibition space of 2x2 sq mtr, 3x2 sq mtr & 4x2 sq mtr booth.
  • Participation as delegate will Register free

Inclusion for participants:


  • Access to inaugural ceremony and focused sessions
  • Access to Buyer Seller Meetings

Sponsors

If you wish to sponsor (Online partner), write to sales@commodityindia.com for slots availablity.

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Payment


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 Union Bank of India
Branch / Location Domlur / Bangalore
Account No: 331201010035251
RTGS / NEFT IFSC CODE UBIN0533122

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Open house: Feedback

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Conference Summary

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Issues faced

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Buyers perspective

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B2B interaction

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Compliance requirement

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Dr. Ashok Alur

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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
kempareddy@commodityindia.com
+91 91640 24818

For Stall Booking & Delegate Registration:

Ravi Bhandage
Marketing Manager
sales@commodityindia.com
+91 93438 40608