10:00 – 10:07 Welcome by Shri N. Srinivasan, Sector Expert and Independent Director, Samunnati
10:07 – 10:10 Opening remarks - Anilkumar SG, Founder & CEO, Samunnati
10:10 – 10:30 Chief Guest Address – Accelerating Agriculture: reforms & polices
  Shri Kailash Choudhary, Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India
10:35 – 10:50 Special Address: Rebooting the Economy: FPOs for small & marginal holders
  Dr. G.R. Chintala, Chairman, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
10:55 – 11:00 Launch of AgFinMart by Samunnati: Video Presentation
11:00 – 11:05

Pre-recorded expectation from FPO reps on A2F

Manmohan Dubey, CEO, Gurudev Mahila Crop Producer Company Limited

11:05 – 12:05 Panel 1 – Catalysing capital into Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) 11:05 – 12:05 Break-out Session 1: Market Linkages for FPOs
  Moderator: Shri N. Srinivasan, Sector Expert and Independent Director, Samunnati   This session will be an interactive discussion amongst market procurement agencies and FPOs on the opportunities and challenges in building field-level market linkages for FPOs
Arindom Datta, Executive Director & Head-Asia, Sustainability Banking, Rabobank Moderator: Venkatesh Tagat, Development Consultant
P. Kiran Kumar, Head – Product Programme - IBG, CCBG, IndusInd Bank CS Reddy, Founder & CEO, APMAS
Raul Rebello, SVP & Head- Rural Lending & Financial Inclusion, Axis Bank Yogesh Kumar Dwivedi, CEO, Madhya Bharat Consortium of Farmer Producers' Company Limited (MBCFPCL)
Suseela Chintala, Managing Director & CEO, NABKISAN Finance Limited Prasanna Rao, Co-Founder and CEO, Arya Collateral Warehousing Services
Sipika Nigam, Senior Investor, Yunus Social Business (YSB) Fund, Bengaluru

Surendra Verdia, CEO, All Rajasthan Small Farmer Agri Producer Company
Praveen Hiremath, Executive Vice President, NeML
Aromal Jkoshi, Head of Raw Materials Purchase India, Roquette

12:05 – 12:10

Success Story FPO Video

Vadivel.N, CEO, Ramanathapuram Farmers Producer company Limited

12:10 – 12:30 Special expert session on Doubling the farmer’s Income: Post Pandemic Scenario
  Dr. Ashok Dalwai, Chairperson & Chief Executive Officer, Committee for Doubling Farmer's Income & National Rainfed Area Authority
12:35 – 12:45 Empowering Women farmers in Agri business

Dr. Aruna Rachakonda, PhD, MBA, Marketing Director South Asia,Corteva Agriscience

12:50 – 12:55 Video presentation on Samaarambh
12:55 – 13:00

Pre-recorded expectation from FPO reps on the role of technology (video)

Mr Vinayaka V, CEO, Shivamogga Tungabhadra Horticulture FPO

13:00 – 14:00 Panel 2: The role of technology in fostering sustainability of an FPO
  Moderator: Hemendra Mathur, Venture Partner, Bharat Innovation Fund and Co-Founder, ThinkAg!
Ranjith Mukundan, CEO & Founder, Stellapps
Dhyanesh Bhatt, Co-Founder & Group CEO, GramCover
Major Ved Prakash Sharma, CEO & Co-Founder, Gratitude Farms
Raj Vallabhaneni, MD & CEO, Kalgudi
Srihari Kotela, Managing Director, eFresh Agri Business Solutions
Amb. Kenneth Quinn, President Emeritus, World Food Foundation
14:00 – 14:05

Success Story FPO Video

Virendra Singh Songara, Board of Director, Samradha Kisan Producer Company

14:05 – 14:10 Video presentation on Agri Elevate Platform
14:15 – 14:20 Quick summary presented on the findings of Break-out Session 1 on market linkage roundtable
14:25 – 15:25 Panel 3: Securing Linkage – Building resilient supply chains & taking a connected approach 14:00 – 15:00 Break-out Session 2: FPOs as a vehicle of Climate Smart Agriculture

Moderator: V Padmanand, Partner, GT Bharat LLP
Aleen Mukherjee, COO, NCDEX Institute of Commodity Market and Research

  As we are recovering from the pandemic, many have lost sight of the important issue of climate change in agriculture. This discussion will bring about the importance of CSA and the role of FPOs in strengthening CSA. We will examine the role of CSA tools as well as innovative climate finance instruments
Akash Sharma, Co-Founder & CEO, Farmley Moderator: Ganesh PG, Sector Expert
Jasmer Dhingra, Senior Manager, Landscapes, IDH Sustainable Trade Rajeev Ahal, Director, Natural Resource Management, GIZ India
Kalidas Pramanik, EVP- Sales and Marketing head (Fert & Org), Coromandel International Kavita Sachwani, State Program Coordinator, 2030 Water Resources Group, World Bank
Pinakin Dave, Deputy General Manager, BSE India

Dan Alluf, Counsellor MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, Embassy of Israel in India
Ramanjaneyulu GV, Executive Director, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture
Shri H.Arun Kumar,I.A.S., Commissioner, Agriculture, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
Raj Sekhar Seelam, Founder CEO, 24 Mantra

15:25 – 15:30

Success Story FPO Video

Tulsidas Karande, CEO, Laxxmi Krishi Vikas Farmer Producer Company Limited

15:30 – 15:35 Video Presentation on FPO Gateway
15:35 – 16:35 Panel 4: 10000 FPOs: Leveraging the learnings of from FPO promotion so far in the new phase of Cluster Based Business Organizations

Moderator: V Padmanand, Partner, GT Bharat LLP
Shri NV Ramana, Sector Expert

Balakrishnan S, CEO, Vrutti
Shraddha Joshi Sharma, Managing Director, Mahila Artha Vikas Mandal (MAVIM)
Anish Kumar, Transform Rural India
Kunal Sood, Partner, GT Bharat LLP
Vaibhav Prakash,Vice President - Strategy and Transactions, Government and Public Sector, EY India
16:40 – 17:00 Valedictory address – Review: The Future of Farmer Producer Organizations in India
Scalability & different models for future
Export readiness and quality certification
Ms. Neelkamal Darbari, IAS, Managing Director, SFAC
17:00 – 17:05 Closing Remarks: Anilkumar SG, Founder & CEO, Samunnati
17:05 – 17:10 Vote of Thanks: Mr. Gurunath N, Executive Director, Samunnati

2nd Edition of Samunnati -The Economic Times -FPO Summit & Awards 2021

Stories of Stable & Sustainable growth for Farmers   Samunnati and The Economic Times understand that agriculture plays an important role in our country’s economic growth. We will be focusing on new policies and bills for farmers, different FPO models and try to see how it can be made sustainable. We will talk about innovative technologies which can support farmers in order to get maximum yield, providing financial solutions to farmers and arbitrators and creating robust supply chains for input and output.

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