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FAS Spotlight: India

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FAS Spotlight: India

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service will be presenting the next in its series of Spotlights. November will focus on India: Huge Country - Big Challenges - Substantial Opportunities. The webinar will be held on Microsoft Teams

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  • Clay Hamilton (AA- FAS/W) – Welcome Remarks
  • Ron Verdonk (MC- FAS Delhi) –  Indian Agriculture and the Market – Big Picture
  • Dr. Santosh Singh (FAS Delhi)  – Grain and Feed – Rice and Wheat in India
  • Dhruv Sood  (FAS Mumbai) – Cotton – India: Leading Producer and Significant U.S. Customer
  • Radha Mani (FAS Delhi) – Challenges with India’s Regulatory Environment
  • Shivani Pandey (FAS Delhi) and Uma Patil (FAS Mumbai) – Trends and Prospects for Value-added Food Products on the subcontinent
  • Julie Adams (Almond Board of California) – “California Almonds: Navigating their #1 Export Market”  
  • Mark Rosmann (FAS Delhi) – Nepal , Mariano Beillard (FAS – Delhi) – Sri Lanka - Country updates
  • Q&A

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