Nomination form for Excellence Award 2019

FPOs excellence awards is called for the Farmer Producer Organisations registered under Companies Act/ State Societies Act through SFAC model/ NABARD model/ Self evolved/ Promoted by other organisations.

Interested FPOs may kindly download the nomination form, from the below link and submit on or before 21/06/2019.

Download Nomination Form

Why FPO Buyer Seller Meet (BSM)?    Summary of FPO BSM 2018

  • 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, proposes to achieve the above-mentioned objective.

Program Schedule

Coming soon...

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 - 2018:

During inaugural edition of FPO buyer seller meet on 12-13 July 2018 at Jnana Jyoti Auditorium, Bangalore, Over 650 people from 200+ FPOs, 5 sponsors, 15+ speakers, 30+ exhibition stalls, 20+ financial institutions, 30+ buyers gathered at Jnana Jyoti Auditorium, Central College Campus to receive and listen to our honourable Horticulture Minister, Govt. of Karnataka Shri M.C.Managuli at the inauguration function. The honourable minister expressed happiness over development in Karnataka FPOs and recommended similar programmes across the state, so that the message reaches more farmers.

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 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

We have limited sponsorship and exhibition booths available and will be allotted on first-come-basis.

To book a stall contact Mr Ravi Bhandage,, +91 93438 40608


  • 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 booth at Rs. 30,000 + GST & 3x2 sq mtr booth at Rs. 40,000 + GST. All exhibitors will be provided with 2 delegate passes.
  • Participation as delegate (for non-FPOs) will cost Rs 5000 per delegate plus 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 30000
3X2 sq meter booth Rs 40000

Floor plan

List of Exhibitors

Coming soon...

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.


Lunch Sponsor on 26 & 27 June

SRK Enterprises

Delegate Kit Sponsor


J N Tata Auditorium

National Science Seminar Complex, CV Raman Rd, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560012.


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
Location/Branch M G Road Domlur
Account No: 000205002180 331201010035251


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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 91640 24818

For Stall Booking & Delegate Registration:

Ravi Bhandage
Marketing Manager
+91 93438 40608