APEDA, APDMP intensifies identification of international markets to export Indian millets
APEDA along with IIMR and stakeholders is planning five years for the promotion of Millets and Millet products
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The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), in association with Andhra Pradesh Drought Mitigation Project (APDMP), an externally aided project funded by IFAD, recently organized a Virtual Buyer Seller Meet with Millet Exporters and FPOs of Millet for establishing marketing linkages.
Considering the potential of increasing exports of Millets and Millet products and the focus given by Government for development of Millet sector of Nutri Cereals, APEDA is closely interacting with the Indian Institute of Millet Research (IIMR) and other stakeholders like National Institute Nutrition, CFTRI, and Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) for perspective planning of five years for promotion of Millets and Millet products. This platform has provided an opportunity to the exporters and FPOs to interact with each other for the supply and sourcing of products.
APEDA is making efforts to prepare a perspective Action Plan for increasing export of Millet and Millet Products for a period five years i.e., 2021-2026 to enable all concerned stakeholders for taking necessary action in a time-bound manner for achieving the target.
Further, efforts would be made on the identification of Organic Millet clusters, registration of FPOs and exporters of Millets at Farmer Connect Portal developed by APEDA for further interaction for buy and sell activity, and identification of new Potential International Markets for promotion of Indian Millets.
Dr M Angamuthu Chairman APEDA, H. Arun Kumar, Commissioner Agriculture, Government of Andhra Pradesh, G Vinaichand, COO, APDMP, Senior Officers of APEDA and APDMP, FPOs and exporters of Millet participated in the program.