PIB | 20 Aug, 2022
a first of its kind initiative, a “Buyer Seller Meet on Dragon Fruit”
was organized by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export
Development Authority (APEDA), Bangalore Regional Office in
collaboration with University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore and
KAPPEC, at the GKVK Campus, Bangalore to promote export of Dragon Fruit.
the keynote address, M. Angamuthu, Chairman APEDA said that more
stakeholders interaction will be done in future and a Reverse Buyer
Seller Meet will be organized for promotion of Dragon Fruit and value
added products in order to boost exports.
He pointed towards the
collaboration with I.I.H.R. for standardization of fruit parameters and
value added products to help the industry. The Meet was attended by
Farmers/FPOs and Exporters. Officials from JDGFT, KAPPEC, UAS were
present during the event. Dr. S. Rajendra Prasad, Vice-Chancellor,
UAS(B) inaugurated the event.
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
export of horticulture, floriculture, processed food, poultry products,
dairy and other agro products.
has taken number of export promotion activities and initiatives, by way
of development of virtual portals for organizing Virtual Trade Fairs,
Farmer Connect Portal, e-office, Hortinet Traceability system, Buyer
Seller Meets, Reverse Buyer Seller Meets, product specific campaigns
etc. APEDA has been closely working with the state government for
creating infrastructure and promotion of export from the state.