India’s Biggest Expo on Horticulture
India’s growing horticulture sector has entered into a revolutionary phase. On the one hand, small farmers are taking bigger risks and experimenting with diverse cash crops, and on the other, large corporate houses have taken to horticulture as a profitable business opportunity by bringing in investments and latest technologies. Corporate farming, contract farming and food retail boom have become the present day buzzwords, and the entire horticulture landscape is set to witness a big change.
Agriculture, with its allied sectors including horticulture, is unquestionably the largest livelihood provider in India, more so in the vast rural areas. It also contributes a significant figure to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Sustainable agriculture, in terms of food security, rural employment, and environmentally sustainable technologies such as soil conservation, sustainable natural resource management and biodiversity protection, is essential for holistic rural development. Indian agriculture and allied activities have witnessed a green revolution, a white revolution, a yellow revolution and a blue revolution.
Mono-cropping has been the traditional practice in Indian agriculture. However, this has not led to feasible results in the long run. The emphasis now is on diversifying cultivation, by adopting alternative methods of farming. The most crucial sector in this regard is horticulture.
For the past many years Media Today Group has worked for promoting holistic development of agriculture in India. Complementing the emergence of horticulture as an important sector in India, we are pleased to announce that the 11th International Horti Expo 2019, FoodTech 2019 along with 14th International Flora Expo 2019, and 5th Agrex India 2019, is scheduled to be held in Pune (Maharashtra), from 22-23-24-February 2019.