Strengthening export linkage of Farmer Cooperatives & FPOs

Source: Pib

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APEDA and NAFED have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for harnessing the export potential of agricultural and processed food products of cooperatives as well as Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs).

Key points of MoU
  • The key areas of cooperation include facilitating APEDA registered exporters getting assistance under all the Govt. of India schemes implemented through NAFED.
  • The MoU also envisages ensuring sustainability and growth of exports by Cooperatives by addressing issues such as technology, skill, quality products and market access.
  • APEDA and NAFED will also facilitate participation of Farmers’ Cooperatives in global trade, including B2B & B2C fairs to be organized in India and abroad. It will also mutually cooperate in international business development & promotions.
  • Providing assistance towards capacity building of Cooperative Societies, Self-Help Groups (SHGs) for their social & environmental compliance and skilling as per international standards.
  • Both the organisations would organize awareness programs Skill Development Programmes and Workshops at Regional, State and National levels.
  • Both organizations will work towards sustainable Cluster development of the clusters in various States notified under the Agri Export policy.
Also Read: Agricultural Exports- India’s potential, initiatives, challenges and solutions

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