So if you are active on social media and follow me there, you must have seens the updates of National Trade Fair, exhibition cum conference- Organics & Millets that was conducted in Bangalore in the month of April, 2017. The trade fair occurred from the 28th to 30th of April. This was a grand event with lots of educational lecturers, food stalls, recipe competitions, app launches and drawing competitions. The stalls were put up by various farming groups, crop buyers, exporters, farm equipment manufacturers and various value added products.
The message as well as motto of the National trade fair on organic Millets was to make Andhra Pradesh, the major producer and marketing center for Organic Millets in India.This trade fair for Organic Millets in Bangalore was graced by various dignitaries. The chief guest at this occasion was the Agricultural minister, Shree Krishna Byre Gowda. This national trade fair cum exhibition cum conference aimed at promoting Agriculture, Horticulture and Organic farming in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh, as a state, offers a lot of potential to become a major producer of Organic Millets in India.
As compared to Rice, Millets require quite less water and can grow even in abandoned lands with low rainfall. They need no pesticides while growing and the use of chemical fertilizers, too is minimal. Andhra Pradesh offers more than favourable conditions for the Millets to grow. Organically grown millets are full of health benefits. of Organic Millets contain high Protein, are rich in dietary fiber, B group of Vitamins, vital amino acids,important Vitamins and a lot of important trace minerals, as well.
We , went to attend the various activities of these even on all of the three days of the event. I learned that there are so many yummy things that can be using Millets, including nachos, cake, chips and more.
We got to listen to some really educative lectures pertaining to Agriculture, Organic food, Organic farming and Millets. We surfed through the various stalls purchased raw foxlet millet.
All in all, this trade fair was a mix of knowledge, fun and tasty yet healthy snacks to purchase.