|Agriculture & Food
India is the world's second largest producer of food and the total food production in India is likely to double in the next 10 years. Thus there is an opportunity for large investments in food and food processing technologies, especially in areas of Canning, Dairy and Food Processing, Specialty Processing, Packaging, Frozen Food/Refrigeration and Thermo Processing.
India's food processing sector covers fruit and vegetables; meat and poultry; milk and milk products, alcoholic beverages, fisheries, plantation, grain processing and other consumer product groups like confectionery, chocolates and cocoa products, Soya-based products, mineral water, high protein foods etc.
Sectors that seem to offering more opportunities recently include -Soft-drink bottling, Confectionery manufacture, Fishing, aquaculture, Grain-milling and grain-based products, Meat and poultry processing, Alcoholic beverages, Milk processing, Tomato paste, Fast-food, Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, Food additives, flavors etc.
Canadian Areas of Agri-Excellence
Plant Biotechnology: tissue culture, embryogenesis, genetic markers, genetic engineering
Animal Biotechnology: diagnostics, therapeutics, embryo transplantation, genetic markers, genetic engineering
Non-food Agriculture: fuels, lubricants, commodity and fine chemical feedstocks, cosmetics
Healthy products: healthier canola oils, flax bio-actives, oat and barley beta-glucans, berry-based polyphenolicantioxidants, phystosterols and stanols, and fibre-based prebiotics.
Canada’s policies, science and technological advancements have created an atmosphere of growth in advanced food processing, organics, health and wellness, innovations in nanotechnology, genetic engineering, and the development of environmentally friendly, industrial products. In addition, Canada’s vast agriculture land base provides a natural source of raw materials and fresh material.