APEDA signs MoU with ICAR to Boost Export of Citrus Fruits

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Exports of Citrus Fruits will now get a boost as APEDA and ICAR-CCRI join hands. The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ICAR-Central Citrus Research Institute (ICAR-CCRI), Nagpur. This article discusses the key highlights as APEDA signs MoU with ICAR-CCRI to boost exports of citrus fruits.

What is APEDA?

APEDA(Agriculture and processed food products Export Development Authority) is well known for organizing various events and programs to boost agricultural exports in India.

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is a government organization that was established in 1985 by an act to promote the development and expansion of scheduled commodity exports.

It provides financial aid, knowledge, and guidance to help planned goods advance.

The APEDA ACT defines some items as scheduled products, and exporters of such scheduled products have to register under APEDA to avail the various benefits of APEDA Registration.

Key Highlights as APEDA signs MoU with ICAR-CCRI

The MoU aims to boost exports by concentrating on the development of certain product clusters, as well as technological development by APEDA and ICARCCRI, with an emphasis on efficient and accurate agriculture. Through the establishment of Indian brands throughout the world, the partnership with two well-known institutions will focus on expanding export baskets, destinations, and growing exports of high-value agricultural goods. The key points of MoU are as follows.

  • The Memorandum of Understanding was recently signed in Nagpur in the presence of Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road and Highway Transport  India, and Dr. M. Angamuthu, president of APEDA, aims to promote and maintain agricultural producer organizations and agricultural producing companies and link them to international markets.
  • This Memorandum of Understanding also aims to pursue collaborative activities that enhance technology transfer and university technical skills and strengthen existing laboratory facilities for testing according to importing country requirements and for obtaining NABL accreditation and APEDA Registration.

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  • Under the Memorandum of Understanding, APEDA and ICARCCRI will also work together to create climate-resilient agriculture, promote GAP certification, blockchain technology, and shape marketing strategies based on farmers’ needs.
  • The application of citrus export procedures will continue to be carried out, especially for long-distance destinations by sea.
  • APEDA and ICARCCRI will also develop standard operating procedures for citrus fruits for export which will cover pre-and post-harvest management, residue control, post-harvest intervals, shelf life development, etc.
  • Lastly, The MoU also intends to establish an end-to-end sustainability management chain with APEDA to encourage greater shipment commitments to importing nations, as well as the marketing of Nagpur Orange GI and organic citrus items from Maharashtra. ICAR-CCRI would help to tackle export difficulties such as the creation of genuine pests and pathogens solutions (pest-free areas for fruit fly, citrus canker, and so on).

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