Innovations in fresh produce agri-supply chains are happening across a wide spectrum of stakeholders and channels. Direct sourcing from farmers, connecting farmer producer organizations (FPO) to business and end consumers, digital supply chain management tools, engagement of e-commerce platforms in the supply chain, are all examples of the innovations. In the early days it is imperative to showcase these innovations and to identify the drivers for rapid scale up. Equally, there are good practices being followed in more developed markets where these innovations are now firmly rooted in the business practices.

The webinar introduces how fresh produce agri-logistics have evolved in India and the Republic of Korea and how the new trend is emerging particularly under the COVID-19 and growing convergence with digital technology in logistics. Through the case studies, the webinar intends to discuss what the new trend means for developing countries and what opportunities are available. Speakers will explain how farmer cooperatives are formed in Korea and India, what roles agricultural cooperatives are playing in the evolvement of agri-logistics, and what opportunities are being offered to farmers as new trends of agri-logistics emerge.

This webinar is organized by ADB.


  • To introduce fresh produce agri-logistics in India and the Republic of Korea 
  • To discuss how this trend is emerging particularly under the COVID-19 and growing convergence with digital technology in logistics

Target participants

The webinar is open to:

  • Agriculture/horticulture department officials and agencies
  • ADB agriculture/horticulture project executing agencies
  • Farmer collectives/farmer producer organizations
  • Agri start-ups, agtech companies, and companies associated with supply chain
  • Agriculture/horticulture research institutes

Resource speakers

  • Mr. Hoe Yun Jeong, Deputy Country Director, India Resident Mission, ADB
  • Mr. Sangmok Choi, President, Agricultural Cooperative University, Korea
  • Dr. Seong-jae Park, Senior Economist at GSnJ
  • Prof. Sung-Jun Park, Associate Professor, Cooperative Management, Department, Agricultural Cooperative University
  • Dr. Ki Seok Seo, Director, Partner Collaboration Department, NH Logistics
  • Prof. Dong-Hwan Kim, Professor, Department of Global Business Administration, Anyang University
  • Mr. Raman Ahuja, Co-founder of ThinkAg
  • Mr. Azhar Tambuwala, Director, Sahyadri Farms
  • Mr. Vivek Nirmal, Chief Advisor, Kisankonnect
  • Ms. Mio Oka, Director, Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Division, South Asia Department, ADB

How to register

By invitation only via MS Teams


Attendance is free for this online event

Event organizers / partners


Event Contact

  • Sunae KIM (Ms) Natural Resources and Agriculture Specialist Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Division, South Asia Department Asian Development Bank E-mail contact form