New Delhi: With the participation of central and state governments, businesses and startups, Expo-2020 Dubai is helping the Nation explore new areas of collaboration for Indian entities and position itself as a global economic hub. The India Pavilion India Innovation Center has also helped build India’s strength as the third largest unicorn incubator and has so far showcased the innovations of many Indian startups. The platform has caught the attention of Indian and global investors by helping the startup ecosystem blossom. This platform offered a huge opportunity to explore business prospects and lay the groundwork for future strategic engagements. The exhibition aimed to showcase India’s potential and strength in different sectors including food and agriculture.
Indian sectors participated in Expo Dubai 2020:
- Organic & Horticulture
- Technology & Innovations (Digital Agriculture and Startups)
- Related sector (food basket to the world – fish, dairy, meat, poultry and ready-to-eat/ready-to-eat food products)
The objective of the Dubai Expo event was to showcase the countries’ offering to the world and aims to forge new partnerships and inspire game-changing solutions in key industries around the world.
Participation in the “Food Agriculture and Livelihoods” theme also focused on building linkages for the future development of agriculture and related sectors. During this period, many meetings have been held with different countries to deepen relations and also to explore opportunities for collaboration regarding trade development with emphasis on export, technology transfer, capacity building abilities, etc.
India’s high-level delegation met with senior officials and investors from the United Arab Emirates, Myanmar, Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Morocco, Indonesia and Argentina. The United Arab Emirates is an important market for agricultural products from India. The delegation interacted with key officials from leading companies. like Al Dahra, Grand Hypermarket, Lulu Hypermarket, RNZ Enterprises, Choithram Group, Aqua Bridge, Sharaf Group, Jaleel holdings, DP World, Transworld, etc.
Government and private sector actors have explored areas of cooperation in the agriculture, food processing, dairy and animal husbandry and fisheries sectors to boost business and strengthen relationships commercial on the sidelines of the Dubai Expo.
This information was given in a written response by Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to Lok Sabha today.