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TASTING INDIA SYMPOSIUM: DAY TWO -- MARCH 2, 2017

Venue: Gandhi King Plaza, India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi

11:00 A.M. TO 1:30 P.M.:

PRESENTATION OF THE NEW DELHI DECLARATION: SAFE FOOD, SUSTAINABLE WORLD

CONVERSATION: Going Vegan In India: Highs & Heartbreaks

CHAUPAL: Wisdom from the Agricultural Heartland

Chief Guest: Hon'ble Minister for Women & Child Development, Ms Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

10:30 A.M. TO 11:00 A.M.: Bonding over chai

11:00 A.M. TO 11:05 A.M.: Welcome by Sanjoo Malhotra, Founder Director, Tasting India Symposium. He invites Puneet Jhajharia and Ishira Mehta to the dais.

11:05 A.M. TO 11:10 A.M.: Puneet and Ishira come on the dais and invite the panelists with short introductions. Panelists take their seats.

11:10 P.M. TO 12:30 P.M.: The Chaupal: Bringing the Urban Marketplace to the Small Farmer

Farmers from different parts of the country come and share their thoughts on the challenges of organic farming, reviving indigenous crops and improving rural livelihoods for small-holder farmers by creating direct market linkages for regional produce. The discussion will be conducted by Ishira Mehta and Puneet Jhajharia of CropConnect, most recently in Fortune magazine's 40 Under 40 list, who have been addressing the challenge of connecting the farmers to the mushrooming food marketplace.

PANELISTS: Sunil Gupta, Founder, Dharini Suphalam (organic farmers group based out of Haryana and Punjab); Tsewang Norboo, Executive Director, CENSFood (NGO working on rural and agricultural livelihoods in Ladakh); Indira Rawat, Manager (Projects) and Talat Moin, Manager (MIS), Umang (women-owned farmer producer company in Uttarakhand); Sneh Yadav, Founder, Tijara Farm; Somesh Basavanna, CEO, Sahaja Samrudha (organic farmer producer company based out of Karnataka); Ravitej Nath, Regional Cuisine Chef and Food Entrepreneur; and Alex Moser, Executive ChefAndaz New Delhi.

11:10 A.M. TO 11:20 A.M.: Puneet Jhajharia and Ishira Mehta present an overview of the state of market linkages in the country and the discoveries they have made in the months they have been running CropConnect.

11:20 A.M. TO 12:20 P.M.: Panel Discussion

12:20 P.M. TO 12:30 P.M.: Q&A

12:30 P.M.: Hon'ble Minister arrives at Gandhi King Plaza. She is escorted by Mrs Banashri Bose Harrison, Sanjoo Malhotra and Sourish Bhattacharyya to the stage. Seating on the stage for Ms Gandhi, Mrs Bose Harrison, Sanjoo Malhotra and Sourish Bhattacharyya.

12:30 P.M. TO 12:45 P.M.: Keynote Address by the Honourable Minister for Women and Child Development, Ms Maneka Sanjay Gandhi.

12:45 P.M. TO 12:55 P.M.: Sanjoo Malhotra thanks Honourable Minister and invites Sourish Bhattacharyya, Founder Director, Tasting India Symposium, to read out the NEW DELHI DECLARATION: SAFE FOOD, SUSTAINABLE WORLD. After the reading, Sanjoo Malhotra and Sourish Bhattacharyya present the first copy of it to the Honourable Minister.

NEW DELHI DECLARATION: SAFE FOOD, SUSTAINABLE WORLD -- A BRIEF

The ten principles that would enable chefs and travel industry stakeholders join hands with enlightened food producers to lay the foundation for a sustainable world based on organic farming, chemical-free food, local and seasonal produce, and junk-free schools.

12:55 P.M.: Sanjoo Malhotra invites Bharati Chaturvedi and Maria Sandblad on stage.

12:55 P.M. TO 1:25 P.M.: CONVERSATION: Bharati Chaturvedi and Maria Sandblad on the joys and heartbreaks of becoming a vegan. And what India can teach the global vegan movement.

Maria Sandblad is a documentary maker from Stockholm (Sweden) who's working on a film on Indian Veganism. Bharati Chaturvedi, environmentalist, writer, and founder-director of Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group.

1:25 P.M.: Honourable Minister may wish to make observations based on the discussion. Immediately thereafter, Sanjoo Malhotra will make the lunch announcement.

1:30 P.M. TO 2:30 P.M.: LUNCH

 

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