Poland reaches out to India’s agriculture market




Warsaw, March 5, 2015: Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development of Poland, Mr Marek Sawicki will lead a delegation of Polish companies to AAHAR food exposition in New Delhi from March 9-11. The Minister is scheduled to attend a series of bilateral events and meetings with counterpart upon Indian Ministers. He will also attend a ‘’brain-storming session’’ organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on ways to increase Polish agricultural trade to India. A total of 23 Polish companies are expected to take part in the exposition.

Ambassador Ajay Bisaria called on the Minister Sawicki on March 4 and discussed a range of issues related to promoting agricultural trade between the two countries. The issue of phytosanitary regulations governing the export of Polish apples to India was in focus. Mr Sawicki said that he would like to see an intensification of agricultural trade between the two countries.

Ambassador Bisaria invited Polish food processing companies to invest in India under the ‘’Make in India program’’. ‘’Using Polish technologies to enhance food processing capacity in India could be a win-win formula for companies on both sides’’, said the Ambassador.

The Head of the Commercial Wing, Mr Sanjeev Manchanda, said ‘’Poland exports around US $ 7 million of agricultural produce to India, whereas imports agricultural goods worth US$ 120 million annually from India. So there is a definite scope for expanding this engagement’’.