UPASI has completed its 125 years of its existence. It is an important milestone for any organization. To commemorate it in a befitting manner, a Summit themed “Winds of Change” was held on 28th and 29th September 2018.
Many eminent speakers from Brazil, Germany, Japan, Israel, Singapore and United Kingdom made presentations and shared their experience.
The topics covered in the first two sessions of Summit were ‘Digital Farming Initiatives’; ‘Green and Black Tea Manufacturing-Japanese Way’; ‘Transforming Coffee Business: Post harvest Processing as Game Changer’; ‘Progression of Fertiliser Application’; ‘Drones Revolutionising Agriculture’; ‘Tea Cultivations in Japan’; ‘Mobile and Cloud Data Solution for Farming’; ‘Speciality Retailing’; ‘The Panacea in our plantations – Opportunities for developing Nutraceutical Products from Tea, Cocoa, Coffee and Spices’.
At the third session, there was a presentation on Water Management, followed by a Panel Discussion on Climate Change.
In the valedictory session, keynote address was made by Mr. Sunny Verghese, Co-founder & CEO, Olam Group, Singapore and Chairman, World Business Council for Sustainable Development on ‘Reimagine Global Agriculture: How do we need a growing population sustainably?’. Mr.Santosh Sarangi, Joint Secretary (Plantations), Ministry of Commerce, Govt of India made a special address in the session.
The Winds of Change Summit was attended by large number of domestic and international delegates representing various segments in the Plantation Industry.