Grow in India: Agricultural Production and Marketing in Karnataka

Join the talks at swissnex and network with summer school students from the Institute of Area and Global Studies, EPFL.

Event Details


swissnex India
#26, Rest House Crescent Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560001 India


August 26, 2016 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Students from the Institute of Area and Global Studies, EPFL are visiting India as part of their summer school program. The purpose of the visit is to connect with Indian organizations with similar interests. On August 26, swissnex India will host the delegation at its premises.

Talks and panel discussion will be organized on the topic of ‘Grow in India: Agricultural Production and Marketing in Karnataka’.

Program details

18:00 – 18:30 – Arrival
18:30 – 18:40 – Welcome address by Dr. Balz Strasser, CEO swissnex India
18.40 – 18:50 – Introduction to speakers by Dr. Christine Lutringer, CODEV, EPFL
18:50 – 19:20 – Talk by Dr. Arshiya Bose, founder BlackBaza Coffee
19:20 – 19:40 – Talk by Mr. Manoj Kumar Menon, Executive Director, ICCOA
19:40 – 20:10 – Panel Discussion moderated by Dr. Christine Lutringer
20:15 – Networking dinner offered by swissnex

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About the speakers

Arshiya Bose is a post-doc researcher at Ecosystem Management Group of ETH Zurich. She has completed her PhD on market-based approaches to biodiversity conservation from the University of Cambridge. Soon after she founded Blackbaza Coffee Co. which is a social and conservation enterprise that aims to support coffee growers in India to follow biodiversity-friendly farming practices.
Dr. Arshiya Bose
Mr. Menon is the head of International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture (ICCOA), Bangalore, India since 2004. He leads ICCOA team to work closely with Central and State govt.'s in India in a wide range of programs from policy formulations to project management. Manoj has 22 years of experiences in working in many agri-horticultural projects, organic agriculture, sustainability, rural livelihood, bio-villages.
Mr. Manoj Kumar Menon


About Institute of Global Studies, EPFL
The Institute for Area and Global Studies (IAGS) is affiliated with the College of Humanities. Its research and teaching activities take root in local realities across diverse contexts. They contribute to bring forward the socio-cultural, political and economic dimension at EPFL. The Institute’s main objective is to prepare students to professionally engage with in an emerging country, by providing them with tools to better understand non-Western societies and cultures. For further details, please click here.