Dr. Sanjay Banerji, Founder Dean and Professor Emeritus, Amrita School of Business (ASB) Coimbatore was invited by Dr. Cecep Effendi, Director General, Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) to visit Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The purpose of the visit was to finalize the details of the forthcoming conference on ‘Agro-food processing’, which will be held from July 28 – 30, 2016 at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore. CIRDAP, the SAARC Agricultural Centre (SAC), and M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) are the other partner institutions for this international conference.
In the conference, there will be discussions and demonstrations of technology interventions, developments to improve productivity, quality, value-addition including extending shelf-life of perishable products, post-harvest processing and waste utilization through processing, etc. The mission is to promote sustainable agriculture and alleviate poverty through sustainable means.