The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the ICAR-Central Citrus Research Institute (ICAR-CCRI), in Nagpur. The goal is to boost the exports of citrus and its value added products.
The MoU aims to promote exports by focusing on the creation of product specific clusters along with development of technologies by APEDA and ICAR-CCRI with a focus on efficient and precision farming. The collaboration would focus on diversifying the export basket, destinations and boosting high value agricultural products exports through establishing Brand India globally.
According to the MoU, product development work comprising of field digitization, efficient quality control measures and development of organic farms will be central. APEDA and ICAR-CCRI would also organize capacity building for farmers, entrepreneurs, exporters and other stakeholders to promote agri-businesses and exports.