Agro-food Innovation Supercluster

 

Government-facilitated strong network of industrial clusters linked through their shared reliance on locally available inputs can harvest innovation. This symposium will focus on potential establishment of Agro-food innovation gateway and role of dispora in supporting innovation consortium.
Coordinators:

Mr Mahabir Pun,

National Innovation Centre, Nepal;

Mr Narayan Ghimire,

Flavorcan Inc., Canada

 

Program Schedule

Focused Session 1: Agro-Food Innovation Supercluster
14 October 2018, 13:50-15:30, Malhar Hall
Chair: Hon. Mr. Chakra Pani Khanal, Minister of Agriculture & Livestock Development, Moderator: Mr Bikash Bidari / Ms. Manju Chhetri
TimeSpeaker/PanelistTopicInstituionEmail
Mahabir Pun, MrSession IntroductionNational Innovation Center, Chairpersonmahabir@himanchal.org
InvitedYogendra Kumar Karki and Shanker SapkotaAgro-food innovation policiesJoint Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock Development / Information Officersapkota2009@gmail.com memoad@moad.gov.np
InvitedNarayan Ghimire, Mr Agro-food innovation supercluster in NepalTechnical Manager, Scientific Innovation, Flavorcan International Inc, Toronto, Canadanarayanghimire@yahoo.com
ContributedTilak Bhandari  Rubber farming potential & economic sustainabilityExecutive Director, Institute of Rubber and Jathropa Research, Nepaltilakbhandari89@hotmail.com
Panel DiscussionDev Bhaktta Shakya, Dr           EX. Director Agro Enterprise Center Nepal
Hikmat Thapa, MrNRNA – Food Scientist / Entrepreneurships Development Expert. Senior GM Dagote Group Africathapahikmat@gmail.com
Matina Vaidhya, Dr Department of Food Quality Control (DFQC)matina_joshi@yahoo.com
Poorna Kanta Adhikari, Dr Director, Gorkha Ayurveda, Chairperson poornaadhikary@gmail.com
Shekhar Golchha,  MrSenior Vice President, FNCCI, Nepalshekhargolchha@gmail.com
Q&A
SummaryMr Chakra Pani KhanalClosing RemarksHon. Minister of Agriculture & Livestock Developmentdipakchudali@gmail.com