8th March, Bhopal
ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal, alongwith Solidaridad organised a mega event – Nutri Fair here today to commemorate International Women’s Day.
Nutri Fair was a theme based programme to discuss on issues related to rural women and their nutritional aspects, along with the efforts undertaken by different stakeholders in this regard.
The event was jointly organised through a consortium of stakeholders and partners engaged in advancement of sustainable agriculture, livelihood and women empowerment in different parts of Madhya Pradesh. Some of them were, Madhya Pradesh State Rural Livelihood Mission (MPSRLM), Mahindra, ITC Ltd, Reliance foundation and Vippy Industries.
Delegates representing different government organisations, research institutions, agricultural universities, extension institutions, industries, corporate foundations, financial institutions, farmers and farmers’ organisations participated in the fair.
The first session was an interactive knowledge sharing by rural women entrepreneurs and leaders on health and economic benefits of soy food products. This was followed by a session on technical know-how of nutritional aspects of soy products by different experts representing research institutions, organisations and health.
The event also hosted an exhibition by the participating organisations and rural entrepreneurs on soy food processing technology.
Around 1200 rural women from across the state participated in the event.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal)