India starts exporting fresh produce to other countries
The government announced on April 9, 2022 that the country has got the market access for exporting fresh banana and baby corn to Canada and Assam has started export of jackfruit and green chilli to Dubai. The move is expected to benefit Indian farmers growing these crops and enhance the country’s export earnings.
Canada has given approval for export of fresh bananas with immediate effect, while outbound shipment of baby corn will begin from this month after technical update, as confirmed by the government. The decision was taken after negotiations between Agriculture Secretary Manoj Ahuja and Canadian High Commissioner H E Cameron MacKay on April 7. Based on the technical information provided for fresh bananas by India, Canada has approved entry of bananas into Canada with immediate effect.
1.5 tonne of tender jackfruit and 0.5 tonne of green chilli has been exported to Dubai and this will be distributed by the Lulu Group International through its chain of more than 200 supermarkets and hypermarkets across the Gulf countries. The whole process was coordinated by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) and they gave all the required technical support for the purpose.
Sorce from: FARMWEEKLY. (April 8, 2022). Farmers hope to cash in on $130b global market for traditional Chinese medicine with long-term study. NEW DELHI TIMES. https://www.newdelhitimes.com/india-starts-exporting-fresh-produce-to-other-countries/