16 December 2015 15:17:56 IST

IIM-B and HUBS to host agribusiness seminar on Dec 18

IMRA IIM-B International Conference taking place between December 16 and 18

The Indian Insititute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B) and Hull University Business School (HUBS), UK will be hosting a seminar on the topic of ‘Challenges in Building Sustainable Agri-Food Supply Chains in India’ on December 18. This will be part of the 2015 IMRA IIM-B International Conference, which is taking place at IIM-B from December 16 to 18.

IIM-B and HUBS are collaborating on a research project on Building Sustainable Agricultural & Retail Supply Chains , an international study funded via the UK-India Education & Research Initiative (UKIERI) scheme, which has been set-up by the Hon’ble Prime Ministers of India and the United Kingdom. The aim of the research project is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to meet and share current developments and major challenges in the creation of sustainable agricultural supply chains in the Indian context.

The seminar will facilitate developing a network and a knowledge-base for sharing and exchanging expertise between the UK and India in the creation of sustainable agricultural supply chains in India.

An eminent panel of speakers from the government, academia, as well as practitioners, will present their informed views on the latest developments in building agricultural supply chains in India and also present trends and developments in creation of sustainable agri-food supply chains in UK/Europe, at the seminar.

The target audience of this seminar would be Government policy makers, agricultural and horticultural growers, executives from agro and retail industries, SCM practitioners, academics and consumers.

The experts who will participate as speakers at the seminar include Gopal Naik, faculty member at IIM-B; Manoj Rajan, Additional Secretary, Co-Operation Department, Government of Karnataka and Managing Director and CEO of Rashtriya e-Market Services Private Limited; K.Y. Udaykumar, Dean of Sri Sri Institute of Agricultural Sciences and Technology; Prof Yasmin Merali, Hull University Business School, UK; and Chandramouli, Vice-President of Global Green Group, Bangalore.