The Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Coimbatore (ICCIC) will be organizing the Third Edition of Uzhave Thalai- an agri seminar on June 15th at COINDIA Auditorium in Avarampalayam between 9 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.
In connection with this, a press meet was arranged at the Chamber Hall. V.Lakshminarayanasamy, President, ICCIC and N.Manisundar, Organic Agriculturist from Coimbatore addressed the press.
It was conveyed by Manisundar that the event will try to take organic farming to the interested parties and it also aims to disseminate and demystify the foundations and startegies of organic farming to the aspiring urban farmers, so that they can absorb the essence of it. The much needed solution – ‘Proper management of Water’ will have a good role in the seminar. The profitability in exporting organic produce will also be answered by a panel during the event.
Lakshminarayanasamy, conveyed that in the first edition, many pioneering organic farmers like Nel Jayaraman were brought to the event; and they shared their success stories which inspired many young farmers and aspirants. On the second edition, which was in 2018, 5 engaging and essential farming topics including Integrated Farming, Pest Management and Water Management were discussed.
In that regard, this year, 3 eminent speakers -Sultan Ismail, Director, Eco-Science Research Foundation, Chennai; Revathi, Organic Farmer, Nagapattinam and N.Selvam, Assistant Director of Agriculture Department (Crop Insurance), Madurai will talk on various topics related to organic farming. G.Sivaraman, Siddha Practitioner, M/s Arogya Healthcare, Chennai will be the Chief Guest.
The registered candidates will be taken to field visits in a set time to get further clarity on how organic farming is done. “This year they will be taken to 6 different fields”, said Lakshminarayansamy. He also said that in the coming years, the number of new farmers who emerged through the program would be surveyed. When asked about the major reason for high-pricing of organic products, Manisundar said that logistics costs are a major factor in the elevated pricing.