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US-India Educational Exchange visits Amira Nature Foods Ltd (ANFI) Facilities in India

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President Obama’s recent visit to India was a step toward strengthening the bilateral relationship between the US and India. As US and India relations grow, Amira Nature Foods Ltd (ANFI) had the opportunity to interact with and educate US professionals and students in the field of agriculture and India’s rice industry, by showing them Amira’s state-of-the-art rice milling facilities.

US professionals and students from University of Nebraska's LEAD program visiting India to tour Amir

US professionals and students from University of Nebraska’s LEAD program visiting India to tour Amira’s plant to learn about the operational process at Amira (Photo: Business Wire)

Thirty delegates from the University of Nebraska’s LEAD program traveled to India to tour Amira’s plant to learn about the operational process at Amira. The group, led by Dr. Terry Hejny, Director of the Nebraska LEAD Program, visited Amira’s advanced plant to understand the process behind running a global food products company. During the visit, the group interacted with various experts working at Amira’s plant to gain a better understanding of the manufacturing process and the latest technologies being utilized at the plant.

“Our visit to Amira’s plant was to understand the process and the people behind the success of this 100-year-old company rapidly growing in stature in the US,” said Dr. Terry Hejny.” The team was indeed impressed by the adoption of the latest technologies, which gives Amira and its products a significant edge over the competition.”

Amira’s cutting-edge processing plant is the first to use fully integrated processing machinery in India. Amira operates with Swiss-made Buhler technologies. The technology is fully integrated and leaves the rice untouched by the human hand, allowing for greater quality control.

“Amira Nature Foods was honored to host senior leaders and future leaders in the agriculture industry from the United States,” said Karan A Chanana, Chairman of Amira Nature Foods Ltd. “At Amira, we continually strive to move forward with the latest technology and agriculture practices to produce our high quality product in a global market. We are happy to share our expertise in the rice and agriculture field that we have acquired over a 100 years with US students and professionals.”

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About Amira Nature Foods Ltd

Founded in 1915, Amira has evolved into a leading global provider of branded packaged Indian specialty rice and other products, with sales in over 60 countries today. The Company primarily sells Basmati rice, which is a premium long-grain rice grown only in certain regions of the Indian sub-continent, under its flagship Amira brand as well as under other third party brands. Amira sells its products through a broad distribution network in both the developed and emerging markets. The Company’s global headquarters are in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and it also has offices in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Amira Nature Foods Ltd is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “ANFI.”

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