APEDA takes slew of initiatives to boost organic products exports

The Agricultural and Processed Foodstuff Exports Enhancement Authority (APEDA) has taken several important initiatives to sensitise growers, exporters, State federal government officials and other stakeholders for harnessing the export probable of organic goods and requirements underneath the Nationwide Programme for Natural Output (NPOP).

This is section of APEDA’s efforts to improve export of natural develop and items from the region.

Natural farming in the place has grown at a continual tempo immediately after the launch of NPOP considering the fact that 2001 and with the thrust prolonged by APEDA, a statutory overall body under the Ministry of Commerce, exports of organic and natural products and solutions have increased.

An formal statement said this was mainly in perspective of the country’s organic and natural solutions making their mark in the international sector. They are now poised to access new heights.

Through the previous fiscal, natural and organic exports were entirely value $1.04 billion with the volume currently being 8.9 lakh tonnes (lt).

APEDA, the nodal agency, organised very a handful of webinars, roundtable conversations and consumer-seller meet in Canada, the US, European Union (EU) to advertise Indian natural goods.

In Canada, APEDA, in association with the Consulate Normal of India Toronto, organised a webinar-cum-purchaser-seller satisfy on the “Opportunities for export of natural and organic goods to Canada” with 84 representatives of the Canadian Organic Trade Association, Certification bodies, exporters and importers having component in it.

The authority also arranged a roundtable dialogue with Walmart officers and stakeholders in the EU.

As a part of the capacity creating programme for Condition govt officers, the natural and organic certification programme below NPOP was organised by APEDA on August 13 this year. Comparable programmes have been held in Karnataka, Mumbai with exporters of organic goods and other stakeholders to explore the various challenges of exporters and to enhance exports from India later that thirty day period.

Other than, APEDA held sensitisation programmes for farmers in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, UP and Chhattisgarh, Nagaland, Assam Meghalaya and Sikkim. As a element of the potential constructing programme by agricultural universities, APEDA held a variety of Webinars across the country.

These all have helped APEDA to export new natural and organic goods to countries such as Germany.