- BIOFACH INDIA now in its 14th edition will showcase the diversity of India’s organic landscape
- NATURAL EXPO INDIA now in its 4th edition will offer a dedicated platform for manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of natural food and beauty products
- Premier Edition of MILLETS INDIA will highlight the ‘SuperFood‘ to a global audience and also India’s rich ecological diversity
NuernbergMesse India has announced the 14th edition of BIOFACH INDIA and 4th edition of NATURAL EXPO INDIA, leading platforms for the Organic and Natural Products Industry. The exhibition will take place from 1-3 September, 2022, along with the premier edition of MILLETS INDIA, a focused forum featuring Leading Producers of Millets and Value-Added Millet Products.
India produced around 3496800.34 MT (2020-21) of certified organic products which includes all varieties of food products namely Oil Seeds, fibre, Sugar cane, Cereals & Millets, Cotton, Pulses, Aromatic & Medicinal Plants, Tea, Coffee, Fruits, Spices, Dry Fruits, Vegetables, Processed foods etc. The production is not limited to the edible sector but also produces organic cotton fiber, functional food products etc. The total volume of export during 2020-21 was 888179.68 MT. The organic food export realization was around INR 707849.52 Lakhs (1040.95 million USD). Organic products are exported to USA, European Union, Canada, Great Britain, Korea Republic, Israel, Switzerland, Ecuador, Vietnam, Australia etc.
While the pandemic disrupted supply chains the world over and distressed the farmers across the globe, it has also pushed people to move towards organic choices. The Indian organic food market has also seen a surge with a market size touching $820 million in 2020, which was just about $200 million in 2018, as per the report, and is likely to grow at a CAGR of 24% during 2022-2026.
Sonia Prashar, Managing Director and Chairperson of the Board, NuernbergMesse India, asserts that Organic lifestyle is the way forward, “The world is gradually shifting towards organic lifestyle. BIOFACH INDIA has established itself as the most important platform in the sector. This year we are excited to announce ‘MILLETS INDIA‘ – the premier edition of the event, which will help organisations showcase this ‘SuperFood‘ to a global audience. The platform allows the entire industry to network, exchange information and ideas, fosters dialogue and business. Whether you are an established business or an individual planning to explore the sector, this is the platform for you.”
India with its 41.04% global market share is the largest global producer and fifth largest exporter of Millets with a production of approx. 12 million MT annually. Recognizing the immense potential of this crop, the Government of India is taking various measures to create further domestic and international demand and to raise awareness of the nutritional values of this superfood to public. To facilitate the movement, 2018 was celebrated as the year of Millets in India and 2023 has now been declared the ‘International Year of Millets’ by United Nations. To provide a relevant forum for Industry in India, NuernbergMesse India will be presenting the premier edition of ‘MILLETS INDIA‘. The expo will have on display a wide range of Millet-based raw materials, products and services both Indian and international. It is supported by APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority) and Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR) is the knowledge partner and will be held parallel to BIOFACH INDIA.
Sivakumar Venugopal, Group Director, NuernbergMesse India emphasized on the future dependency on Millets, “We are very excited to announce the launch of MILLETS INDIA. Millets have always been an integral part of Indian nutritional diet. The crop’s capability to withstand harsh climate and its nutrient packed properties makes it a super food. The premier show of MILLETS INDIA will be followed by International Year of Millets next year. This augurs well for the growth of this sector and the event.”
“BIOFACH INDIA co-located with NATURAL EXPO INDIA is an important platform where the industry meets face to face, exchanges knowledge, dialogues and network. This year we will also be welcoming the MILLETS industry. We are positive that this year will set new benchmarks and we look forward to meeting the industry in person at the exhibition,” says Markus Reetz, Executive Director International Exhibitions at NürnbergMesse.