It aims to collaborate in developing standards for crops such as cereals, pulses, and oilseeds that are important for the nation.
Chennai based Samunnati Agro Solutions Private Limited, one of the prominent agri enterprises in India, joins hands with Germany-based GLOBALG.A.P., the leading body for setting global standards for agricultural produce particularly, on food safety and quality. Samunnati and GLOBALG.A.P. together aim to collaborate in developing standards for crops such as cereals, pulses, and oilseeds that are important for the nation.
The GLOBALG.A.P. protocols are used as benchmarks for enabling international trade in agri commodities and are widely used by many of the biggest companies involved in cross-border trading of agricultural produce. By joining the GLOBALG.A. P network as an Associate Community Member, Samunnati is keen to support development of standards for major staples such as cereals, pulses, and oilseeds, which are cultivated in large scale by hundreds of millions of farmers and are locally relevant
This is in sync with Samunnati’s priorities to unlock the trillion-dollar plus potential of Indian agriculture through working with diverse stakeholders like FPOs, farmers, agribusiness companies, experts, and other ecosystem players. GLOBALG.A.P. will bring its global expertise in developing standards that are locally adaptable by the farmers especially, smallholders.
Anil Kumar S G, Founder & CEO, Samunnati, said, “By leveraging mutual synergies, Samunnati and GLOBALG.A.P. are keen to ensure adequate production of safe, nutritious, and good quality food both for the domestic consumers and export markets. By adopting GLOBALG.A.P. protocols, our homegrown food can comply with the global standards and will be able to access newer global markets. These protocols also help in enhancing productivity and improved resource use efficiency contributing towards sustainability. Here, FPOs can certainly play a big role in encouraging their member farmers to adopt the standards, which will help the farmer collectives explore remunerative markets including exports, through which value realization for the farmers is enhanced. Samunnati will explore all these opportunities keeping the smallholder farmers at the center.”