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800 FPOs registered on Farmer Connect Portal of APEDA

News:Recently,800 Farmer Producer Organisations(FPOs) have registered on Farmer Connect Portal of Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority(APEDA).

Facts:

About Farmer Connect Portal:

  • Farmer Connect Portal has been established by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority(APEDA) on it’s website.
  • The portal provides a platform for Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) and Farmer Producer Companies(FPCs) to interact with exporters.

Market Intelligence Cell:

  • A Market Intelligence Cell has also been set up by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority(APEDA)
  • The cell aims to provide e-market intelligence reports comprising detailed market analysis, international trade issues, current scenario of the interest to Indian exporters in important markets and statistical information.

About APEDA:

  • APEDA was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act passed by the Parliament in 1985.
  • It comes under the Ministry of Commerce and Industries,Government of India.
  • It is mandated with the responsibility of promotion and development of the export of agricultural and its allied products.
  • It also provides support to exporters to set up infrastructure like pack houses and cold storages.
  • It also helps exporters to exhibit their products in several national and international expos and exhibitions.
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