APEDA signed MoU with IIT Delhi, QCI, ICFA, SGT University and Pearl Academy to Implement Agri Export Policy. APEDA has taken several measures to provide better price realization to farmers by implementing AEP.
MoU Signed by APEDA
APEDA signed MoUs on 4th march 2020 with specialized institutions to utilize their expertise. Besides, it will make coordinated efforts in agriculture and allied sectors to bring better value to the stakeholders. In addition, it has formed thirteen cluster level committees at the state level to address certain issues related to specific plantations in that cluster.
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)
APEDA singed MoU with IIT Delhi to avail benefits from scientists, researchers, and engineers of the institution. Hence, it would cooperate with the institute to assess, develop technology and disseminate early spoilage detection techniques of agriculture produce.
Further, efforts will be made to develop cost and energy-efficient farm machinery and tools by sharing laboratories for research. Also, the collaboration will work on developing protocols for exporting horticulture produce to distant international markets through sea route.
Quality Council of India (QCI)
APEDA signed MoU with QCI to develop training material on various schemes. It would operationalize capacity building program to various stakeholders through workshops in consultation with APEDA. Further, the organization will assist in implementing the bench marking process as per GLOBAL G.A.P. requirements.
Indian Chamber of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) Association with APEDA
ICFA collaborated with APEDA to identify the gap areas in the quality and production of different exportable agricultural produce. Further, it will also support agriculture-related startups to scale their businesses and commercialize their products. Besides, it would help in networking trade bodies overseas to organize commodity-specific trade events. In addition, it will assist in organizing conferences, fruit festivals, exhibitions in India and other countries.
SGT University and Pearl Academy MoU with APEDA
SGT will assist APEDA in developing exportable quality varieties of potatoes, groundnut, moringa and high TSS onion varieties. The cooperation will work on developing disease and crop resistant varieties of the crop. Pearl Academy, a fashion-design and media institute will develop a promotion strategy for APEDA. This will help APEDA to increase exports through digital marketing.
To conclude, APEDA has relentlessly engaged with almost every state government to implement AEP. These partnerships will help farmers to develop high yielding and better quality produce that will increase their income.