All India Food Processors’ Association (AIFPA) Platinum Jubilee Conference inaugurated by Hon’ble President of India : Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries was also present to grace the occasion.
Pan India Delegates were present from the Central and State Government Bodies, Business Operators , Institutes of Excellence in Food Technology, R & D Institutions, Importers and Exporters of Fresh and Processed Food Products and the Food Processing Industries
- AIFPA’s Mission is to Promote and Support Indian Food Processing Industries and setting the Technical Standards of Product Quality to match Global Standards
All India Food Processors’ Association (AIFPA) Est. in 1943, comprising Food Processors’ Operators along with Machinery, Manufacturer, Packing Material, Logistic, Suppliers and other related stake-holders, completed its 75 years of its dedicated services to Food Processing Industry and held two day Platinum Jubilee Conference on December 20th and 21st at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. AIFPA’s celebration is bringing together thousands of Food Processors’ and stake-holders around the country under the theme of “FOOD SUSTAINS LIFE, PROCESSING SUSTAINS FOOD” and focusing on the opportunity to develop Value Chain Alliances.
The Platinum Jubilee Conference was inaugurated by H.E. Dr. Ram Nath Kovind, the Honorable President of India, and was further graced with the presence of the Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India, Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal and other dignitaries.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Subodh Jindal, President All India Food Processors’ Association (AIFPA) said, Dr. Subodh Jindal, President All India Food Processors’ Association (AIFPA) said, “AIFPA dedicates itself to boost food processing in the country by promoting efficient technologies, innovation, new product development, entrepreneurship, rationalization of laws and taxes with a mission to improve the farm economy, save wastage of perishable materials, fully utilize and add value to our natural produce, provide nourishing food to consumers, give India a leading role in the global market and ultimately strengthen the farmer, empower women and generate employment.”
Following the Inaugural Session, 5 Technical Sessions on both the days would be held. This was enhanced by the Valedictory Session, which had the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Smt. Sadvi Niranjan Jyoti as the Guest of Honour. Valedictory address was delivered by the Chief Guest and Chairman of the Session Sh. J.P. Nadda, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.
The Conference was attended by Pan India Delegates, from the Central and State Government Bodies, Food Business Operators, Institutes of Excellence in Food Technology, R & D Institutions, Importers and Exporters of Fresh and Processed Food Products and the Food Processing Industries.
The title of the Session have been fixed as (i) Rich Indian Food Heritage (ii) Food Supply Chain and the Challenges (iii) Conducive Regulatory Environment (iv) Innovations in Food Technologies and (v) Improving Efficiency and Reducing Cost in Processed Food Products.
Each Session is going to be graced by an eminent Government Official related to Food Processing Industry as the Guest-of-Honour. There will be 6 Panelists in each session from diverse field related to the Food Processing Industry, to be conducted by the Chairman, specialized with respect to the theme of the seminar.
The major topics discussed are related to issues, strategies, policy planning and technological aspects, necessary for the development of the Food Processing Industry in India highlighting The Rich Indian Food Heritage, Integrating the Logistics Related to Value Chain and Cold Chain to Save Wastages, Realistic Regulations a Must for Growth, Innovation In Food Technologies To Meet Future Challenges & Transformation Through Efficient Processing And Cost Reduction.
AIFPA on this historic occasion of its Platinum Jubilee Conference, vows its solemn commitment to help the Food Processing Industry in every respect possible, enabling it to prevent wastage and process enough to meet the demand of over 1.5 billion countrymen by 2050 and export the surplus to countries deficient in food.
Towards this objective B2B meetings and Exhibition will be organized during the conference to develop joint ventures and other collaborative activities. The AIFPA-PJC will be a platform to meet stake-holders investors who sharing knowledge, discuss collaborations, developments and networking among the members.
About All India Food Processors’ Association (AIFPA)
All India Food Processor’ Association (AIFPA) was established in the year 1943 by visionaries who pioneered the Food Processing Industry in India that too in the most turbulent period of World War-II and the Indian Freedom Struggle.
They realized the necessity of technological back-up and professional management to nurture the Indian Agro-Food Sector to grow from its infancy. The primary objective remained to prevent the wastage of fresh farm produce, by modernizing the post harvest management, and promoting processing for long term preservation and value addition, which is the only way to save the poor farmer from perennial economic distress resulting from the distress sale of his perishable farm produce at grossly un-remunerative sale value.
AIFPA takes pride in having completed its long journey of 75 years of dedicated and selfless services to the Food Processing Sector in India, to all the concerned Central & State Government Agencies through the support and the rich holistic knowledge resource of its members related to all the aspects and stages of the closely integrated Food Supply Chain, associated with infallible quality control systems to assure the standard and safety of the food products as well.
AIFPA has been a path finder for the Indian Food Processing Industry, recommending the cutting edge technologies, State-of-Art Processing and Packaging machines, efficient logistics and enabling marketing infrastructure etc.
As the exclusive representative of Food Processing Industry in the country, AIFPA has always undertaken the responsibility of policy interventions with the concerned government agencies, to bring about necessary changes as and when required in order to mitigate the bottlenecks which hinder the growth of Food Processing Sector in the country and has always provided hand holding to units from MSME sector that constitutes over 85% of the total Food Processing Sector in India, to solve their problems and alleviate their distress.
AIFPA’s Milestone during its 75 Years Journey!
- Promoting and supporting Indian Food Processing Industries and setting the technical standards of product quality to match global standards.
- Redressed of the problems faced by the Food Processing Industries in India, which are presumed to impede their growth.
- Collect, classify and circulate statistics and other information relating to Food Processing Industries, Agri-Exports etc.
- Encourage and finance research projects to study technical problems relating to the Industry.
- Promote finance market research/market studies in India and abroad on processed food products.
- Render technical, social and financial help to families of disabled or deceased technical consultants, scientists, and food technologists, experts in agriculture, horticulture, and marketing etc. as related to Food Processing Industry.
- Awarding institute and Scholarships to encourage scientists, food technologists, administrators, consultants and executives who help in the growth and development of the Food Processing Industry.
- Continuous publishing a bimonthly Journal i.e. “Indian Food Packer” as a non-profit activity, which aims to keep the food processing units abreast of the latest worldwide developments in Food Processing Industries.