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Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore campus is organizing an International Conference on Agro Food Processing from August 16 – 21, 2016 in collaboration with CIRDAP & SAC Bangladesh and MSSF Chennai.


August 18
Inaugural Session
8.45Hrs Registration
9.00Hrs Arrival of Chief Guest
9.05Hrs Welcome Remarks Dr. Raghu Raman, Chairman, Amrita School of Business
9.15Hrs Agro Processing as Key to Rural Development in CMCs Mr. Tevita Boseiwaqa Taginavulau, Director General, CIRDAP
9.30Hrs SAARC Agriculture Centre – its initiatives on Food and Poverty Alleviation Dr. S.M. Bokhtiar, Director, SAARC Agriculture Centre
9.45Hrs Inaugural Speech Dr. K. Sankaran, Registrar, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Chief Guest
10.00Hrs Vote of Thanks Dr. Tayan Gurung, Senior Program Specialist, SAARC Agriculture Centre
10.15Hrs Tea Break
Technical Session – I: Country Presentations
Country Set A
10.30Hrs Opening remarks by the Chairman
Country Paper Presentations of Set A
10.40Hrs Afghanistan
10.55Hrs Bangladesh
11.10Hrs Bhutan
11.25Hrs India
11.50Hrs Discussion
12.00Hrs Closing by the Chairman
Country Paper Presentations of Set B
12.10Hrs Opening remarks by the Chairman
12.20Hrs Maldives
12.35Hrs Nepal
12.50Hrs Pakistan
13.05Hrs Sri Lanka
13.20Hrs Closing by the Chairperson
13.30Hrs Lunch
Technical Session – II: Agro-processing and Rural Development in SE Asia
14.30Hrs Agro-processing and Rural Development in SE Asia – Dr. Vasanthi Rajendran, Director ICD & Training CIRDAP
14.45Hrs Thailand Experience on Agro-Processing: OTOP – Expert from Thailand
15.00Hrs Discussion
15.15Hrs Agro-processing and Product – Expert from MARDI, Malaysia Development for Livelihood Enhancement
15.30Hrs Discussion
15.45Hrs Tea/Coffee Break
16.00Hrs Agro-processing Technologies -Expert from Indonesia in Indonesia
16.15Hrs Discussion
16.30Hrs Closing by Chairman
16.40Hrs Screening of Embracing the World
19.30Hrs Conference Dinner
August 19
09.00Hrs ‘Strategic Approach for Linking Agro-processing to Rural Development in SAARC countries’ Prof. Banerji AU
09.30 Hrs Panel Discussion on Strategic Approach for Linking Agro-Processing in SAARC countries with ASEAN countries Moderated by CIRDAP, SAARC & AU
Technical Session – III: Working Group Session Facilitated by Dr. Tayan, Prof. Banerji and Dr. Vasanthi Rajendran
10.30Hrs Briefing on the Working Group Session – Group Division and Topics
A.Policy B.Research C.Extension and Development
10.45Hrs Tea/Coffee Break
Closing Session
11.30Hrs Presentation by Group – 1
11.45Hrs Presentation by Group – 2
12.00Hrs Presentation by Group – 3
12.15Hrs Workshop recommendations SAC-AU-CIRDAP-MSSRF
12.30Hrs Presentation of Mementoes to Participants Chair
12.45Hrs Closing Remarks Director – SAC
13.00Hrs Closing Remarks Chief Guest (Chairman)
13:15Hrs Vote of Thanks AU Dr. S. Banerji



Dr. Sanjay Banerji
Professor Emeritus,
Amrita School of Business,
Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.

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