APEDA introduces blockchain technology for grape importers to track consignments from India

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), under the ministry of commerce, has integrated a Blockchain solution into its GrapeNet traceability platform.  The GrapeNet is a web based certification and traceability software system for monitoring fresh grapes exported from India to the European Union. The Blockchain solution, called APEDA Trust Chain, will help […]

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India’s National Small Industries Corporation partners with APEDA to help agri-processed food MSMEs explore export potential

The National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) has reached an agreement with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) to help micro, small and medium enterprises achieve export potential of their agricultural and processed foods products. In exchange, APEDA members would also get access to NSIC schemes to address issues around technology adoption, […]

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MSAMB and APEDA set up 18 clusters to push raisin and jaggery exports


The Maharashtra State Agriculture Marketing Board (MSAMB) has called for a coordination meeting of various stakeholders including processors, exporters, suppliers, farmers to chalk out an action plan to encourage exports of raisin and jaggery from the state. The government of Maharashtra is planning to give an extra push to raisin and jaggery exports from the […]

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Value addition of agricultural produce essential to raise export competitiveness, says APEDA chairman

Value addition and diversification are essential to increase export competitiveness and farmers’ income, Dr M Angamuthu, Chairman, APEDA, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, told a meeting organised by industry body FICCI. “Our farmers must get better farm income by doubling of exports. This is the right time to increase our productivity and diversify to value […]

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Export of essential agri commodities increases by 43.4% during April-September, 2020


Despite of the on-going Covid-19 crisis, the export of essential agri commodities for the cumulative period of April-September, 2020 has increased by 43.4 per cent to Rs 53626.6 crore as compared to Rs 37397.3 crore in the same period last year. Major commodity groups which have recorded positive export growth during April-Sept, 2020-21 vis-à-vis April-Sept, […]

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Coronavirus epidemic grounds groundnut exports to China to a halt

After two months of meteoric rise, groundnut import orders from China have come to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak there, reports Business Standard. Data compiled by the Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) showed India’s groundnut exports jumped by a staggering 27 per cent to 454,373 tonnes for the period between April and December 2019 as […]

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APEDA blacklists basmati rice brands Mohsen and Avazah over defaults

The Agricultural and Processed Food Product Export Development Authority (APEDA) has blacklisted two private basmati rice brands, Mohsen and Avazah, owned by importers in Saudi Arabia, Iran and the United Arab Emirates, with immediate effect, reports Business Standard. The move follows persistent payment defaults on the part of the Gulf-based importers to Indian exporters. Until two years […]

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Potato cluster notified under Agri Export Policy by APEDA


Considering the potential of production of potatoes near Agra region in Uttar Pradesh, potato cluster has been notified under Agri Export Policy (AEP) of Government of India. For the development of clusters, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is organizing meetings in the notified clusters under the Agri Export Policy announced […]

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Registrations of grape growers dwindle on APEDA’s GrapeNet this season

Barely 20,000 grape growers across the country have registered under GrapeNet. GrapeNet is an internet-based electronic service offered by APEDA to stakeholders for facilitating testing and certification of grapes export from India. Last year, the number of growers had exceeded 38,000, top officials of All India Grape Exporters Association stated too Financial Express. According to […]

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