The International Spice Conference, beginning here on Feb 12, will deliberate on effective strategies and innovative technologies to improve the livelihood of spices farmers and address challenges being faced by the industry.
More than 700 delegates representing various states, Industry leaders from 40 countries, International Spice Associations representatives, Policy makers and End-Users are among those participating.
The second edition of the conference would also address food safety concerns, demand supply disparity and ways to foster sustainable growth.
The conference is being hosted by the All India Spices Exporters Forum (AISEF) which represents about to 80% of spices exports from India in collaboration with Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
AISEF celebrated its Silver Jubilee last year by laying a milestone with the first International Spice Conference (ISC) at Goa focusing on Sustainability and food safety of the spice industry.
The central theme of the conference would be “21st Century Spice Industry - Disrupt or be Disrupted.”Sessions: India's International Spice Conference
- Spice Cultivation & Challenges Ahead,
- Products and Operational Excellence-Innovation,
- Disruption in Spice Quality standards- Food safety and Sustainability,
- Codex MRLs- Need for reforms and
- Value Added Spices- Building a Culture of Innovation