APEDA, UAS-B, KAPPEC host buyer-seller meet on dragon fruits in Bangalore

APEDA, UAS B, KAPPEC host buyer seller meet on dragon fruits in Bangalore

In order to promote the export of dragon fruit, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) in collaboration with the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore (UAS-B) and Karnataka State Agricultural Produce Processing & Export Corporation (KAPPEC) organised a ‘Buyer-Seller Meet on Dragon Fruits’ at the GKVK Campus, Bangalore.

Speaking at the meet, Dr M Angamuthu, Chairman, APEDA said that more stakeholder interaction would be done in future and a reverse buyer-seller meet will be organised for the promotion of dragon fruit and value-added products in order to boost exports. He pointed towards the collaboration with ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) for the standardisation of fruit parameters and value-added products to help the industry. The meet was attended by the farmers, farmer producer organisations (FPOs) and exporters. Officials from JDGFT, KAPPEC, and UAS-B were present during the event. Dr. S. Rajendra Prasad, Vice-Chancellor, UAS-B inaugurated the buyer-seller meet on dragon fruits.

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APEDA, a statutory body under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, is the nodal agency for promoting Indian agro and processed food exports and is responsible for facilitating and promoting the export of horticulture, floriculture, processed food, poultry products, dairy and other agro products.

APEDA has taken a number of export promotion activities and initiatives, by way of developing of virtual portals for organising virtual trade fairs, farmer connect portal, e-office, Hortinet traceability system, buyer-seller meets, reverse buyer-seller meets, product specific campaigns among other related activities. APEDA has been closely working with the state governments for creating infrastructure and promotion of export from the states.

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