APEDA launches its first Virtual Trade Fair
The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) launched the first virtual trade fair on March 10, 2021. It will conclude on March 12, 2021.
This trade fair was organised in order to boost the export of agricultural and processed food products. APEDA has initiated this concept of the virtual trade fair because of the COVID-19 related restrictions. It was organised to sustain the agricultural and processed food products exports of India.
Theme of the Trade Fair
The fair is being organised under the theme “India Rice and Agro Commodity”. This fair will focus on showcasing exports potential of several agricultural commodities.
The virtual trade fair will be participated by the importers and exporters. These potential buyers or importers and visitors will get a chance to explore a huge range of food products. These products will be presented by exporters through the virtual fair.
Products to be displayed
The virtual trade fair will display several key products such as basmati rice, non-basmati rice, wheat, maize, millets, coarse grains and groundnut. As of now, 135 Exhibitors have registered for the trade fair. Apart from that, 266 Indian and international buyers from the Brazil, France, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Sudan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Bahrain, Philippines, Fiji, Myanmar, Netherlands, and Peru have registered for the events. The buyers were generated with the help of Indian Embassies across these countries.
Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
It is an Apex-Export Trade Promotion Active body. It was set up by Ministry of Commerce and Industry under “Agriculture and Processed Food products Export Development Authority”. It was set by an act of parliament passed in December 1985. The body came into effect on February 13, 1986.