Agriculture and Food Processing Core Committee Meeting – 28th March 2018
The core committee of AMCHAM’s Agriculture and Food Processing Committee met under the chairmanship of Mr. Siraj Azmat Chaudhry at the Cargill office on March 28th, 2018. The co-chairs of the committee, Ms. Neelima Dwivedi from Pepsico and Mr. Raju Kapoor from Corteva, were present. It was decided that the committee should concentrate on objectives that are unique to AMCHAM and not replicate what the other business chambers were doing and highlighted that AMCHAM was the only chamber which worked actively with the U.S. Embassy.
Since AMCHAM was the sole chamber representing American companies while other chambers represented all business entities in India, the core committee concluded to start off with activities that are peculiar to and generic to American companies specifically. The Chairpersons agreed that the committee should have a mission statement that covers seed companies, pre-harvest companies, post-harvest companies, food processing and finally packaging and marketing companies. The pros and cons of a pilot projects were discussed. Grant Thornton discussed the knowledge paper the committee plans to bring out and requested inputs.