In a major step towards harnessing the export potential of agricultural and processed food products from the North-Eastern region, a shipment of 1.2 metric tonnes (mt) of fresh jackfruit was last week exported from Tripura to London.
The jackfruits, sourced from the Tripura-based Krishi Sanyoga Agro Producer Company Ltd, were packed at the APEDA assisted pack-house facility of Salt Range Supply Chain Solution Ltd and exported by Kiega EXIM Pvt Ltd, informed a release.
This was the first APEDA-assisted pack house for exports to the European Union, which was approved in May 2021. APEDA regularly carries out promotional activities to bring the North-Eastern states on the export map of India.
Recently, the first consignment of iron rich red rice was sent to the US from Assam, which is grown in the Brahmaputra valley without the use of any chemical fertiliser.
APEDA undertakes promotion activities for evolving structured marketing strategies for export of food products, market intelligence for taking informed decisions, international exposure, skill development, capacity building and high-quality packaging.
Promoting products of the North-Eastern region is one of APEDAs thrust areas of work. It plans to continue to focus on the region in terms of capacity building, quality upgradation and infrastructure development. Linking buyers to farmers and strengthening the entire supply chain of agricultural produce from the region would bring in dividends, APEDA believes, said a release.