Agricultural and Food export Current Affairs, GK & News

Agricultural & Processed food products Export Development Authority signs MoU with SFAC

On March 18, 2020, the Agricultural and Processed food product Export Development Authority (APEDA) signed Memorandum of Understanding with Small Farmers Agriculture-Business Consortium. The agreement aims to link the Farmer Producer Organization and farmer cooperatives with the export value chain. Highlights The SFAC will share the clusters of farmers and grouping distributed in various states ..

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Indian Railways: First Banana Container Train to boost exports; First High Capacity Parcel Van

With its firsts increasing, Indian Railways has recently launched a high capacity parcel van at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station. Also, the Indian Railways has launched an exclusive Banana Container train to boost the exports of the fruit. Highlights: Parcel Van The new parcel van was designed and manufactured in Kapurthala Rail Coach Factory. It is ..

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The Pulses Conclave 2020 to be held in Lonavala, Maharashtra

The fifth Pulses Conclave 2020 is to be held in Lonavala, Maharashtra between February 12, 2020 and February 14, 2020. It is a biennial conference. Highlights The India Pulses and Grain Association will host the Conclave. Around 1500 stakeholders from India and other countries are expected to participate in the conference. It includes Australia, USA, ..

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India’s first ever fresh vegetable export to Dubai by Sea Route

On December 20, 2019, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) sent its first trial shipment of fresh vegetables from Varanasi to Dubai by sea route. APEDA is the organization under Ministry of Commerce and Industry that promotes export of agricultural and processed food products from India. Highlights APEDA sent 14 Metric ..

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Government launches Digital Initiative for ease of exports

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry have launched digital initiatives of Export Inspection Council (EIC) for ease of export to boost to India’s potential for agricultural and food export. EIC is the official export certification body of Central Government. These initiatives were launched under flagship Digital India Initiative to keep pace with changing dynamics of ..

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