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APEDA Conducts Orientation Programme to Boost Agricultural Exports from Rajasthan

Sugandh Bhatnagar
Sugandh Bhatnagar
APEDA organized orientation programme for start-ups to boost Agricultural Exports from Rajasthan

In a bid to boost the startup ecosystem for the promotion of agricultural product exports, APEDA in association with Agriculture University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan organized a programme where more than 430 farmers, students, traders and other stakeholders participated. The focus of the programme organized on 28th July,2021 was to urge the Rajasthan government to adopt ‘Agriculture export’ as a business opportunity for boosting livelihood and farmer’s income.

AIM of the Programme:

The programme for startups in agri-export, was aimed at creating awareness among the farmers and agricultural students in the Western Rajasthan on Agri- exports.

To support farmers, agriculture students and other stakeholders in the export oriented supply chain which generates rural employment.

Highlights of the programme:

  • During the programme APEDA officials explained issues around agricultural exports and challenges in the export oriented Agri supply chain etc.

  • The Agriculture Department of Rajasthan, Agriculture University, Jodhpur and other state government officials discussed the agriculture export potential from the west zone of Rajasthan especially in the crops such as barley, caster, legums, mustard, pomegranate etc.

  • The programme also discussed the export potential of commercial crops including Capparis Decidua , Acacia Senegal (kummat), Prosopia cenaraia (Sangari).

  • The programme also discussed the export potential of commercial crops including Capparis Decidua , Acacia Senegal (kummat), Prosopia cenaraia (Sangari).

  • Besides the export potential of Cumin, Isabgol, Pomegranate, Anise seeds, Caster, Guargram, Hina etc were discussed. The programme emphasized the need for automation, mechanization in agriculture for achieving quality production which would enhance competitiveness in the international market. The officials from Rajasthan Agricultural Marketing Board have participated in the meet.

APEDA have been focusing on collaborative approach to bring synergy with number of organizations and instituitions having inherent professional and specialized expertise in different areas for capacity building of various stakeholders and providing solutions for addressing some of the identified interventions for the development of Agriculture and its export enhancement in consonance with the objectives set under Agri Export Policy (AEP) announced by Government of India in 2018.

APEDA has been engaged with State government for the implementation of AEP. The states of Maharashtra, UP, Kerala, NAGALAND, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Manipur, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and MP have finalized the state specific Action Plan for exports while  the action plans of the other States are at different stages of finalization.

Source: PIB

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