ANZ helps forge agriculture links between Fieldays and Indian counterpart

NZ National Fieldays Society has signed an MOU with the Confederation of Indian Industry which is the organisation behind  India’s largest agricultural technology trade event – Agro Tech.
The MOU –  brokered by ANZ – will assist the two organisations to collaborate to promote their international trade activities.  It was unveiled during a business mission to India led by Primary Industries Minister David Carter where he was accompanied by Jon Calder, CEO of NZ National Fieldays Society, and Sunil Kaushal, ANZ Head of India Relations.

Kaushal said ANZ is supportive of the New Zealand Government’s work on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India, and its target of growing merchandise exports to India to at least $2 billion by 2015. “India is a fast-growing economic power that is forecast to be the world’s third largest economy by 2025. Increasing bilateral trade and agricultural exchange is incredibly
important to both the Indian and New Zealand Governments and one of the key elements of the FTA talks.
“Farming and agriculture is the dominant industry in India. Greater exchange between the two countries will see India benefit from New Zealand’s world-leading agri technology and expertise. New Zealand will benefit from being a partner supplier to one of Asia’s largest primary producers.

The Agro Tech event is taking place from 1 – 4 December in Chandigarh, North India.m More than 85,000 visitors are expected to attend, including farmers, manufacturers, agricultural entrepreneurs, scientists, universities and policy makers.
New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays will be held 12-15 June 2013 at Mystery Creek Events Centre, and has the theme ‘Getting down to Business in the Global Economy’. Jon Calder says the theme will highlight New Zealand’s unique position as an innovative agribusiness-driven economy and our potential to capitalise on the growing international
demand for food, protein, and agricultural expertise.

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