Schemes in fisheries aligned to double exports: Parshottam Rupala

Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Parshottam Rupala recently addressed the fisheries and aquaculture industry at ASSOCHAM’s Virtual Conference on Fisheries & Aquaculture. The minister said that the best practices are being involved and executed by the Union government in the rev...Read more

North East Summit on Food Processing Industries kickstarts at IIM Shillong

Union Minister of State for Ministry of Food Processing Industries and Ministry of Jal Shakti Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated a two-day North East Summit on Food Processing Opportunities in Shillong, Meghalaya.Patel formally initiated the summit at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong to build partner...Read more

APEDA Bangalore organises Exporters Conclave cum Exhibition

APEDA Bangalore Regional Office recently organised an 'Exporters Conclave' cum Exhibition in Bengaluru. Around 200 participants consisting of important stakeholders viz., state department officials, Central government agencies, exporters, FPO’s attended the event. Around 25 stalls of various agencies/ stakeh...Read more

India records 22% rise in export of agri, processed food products in April-Aug (2021-22)

India has achieved a significant increase of 21.8 per cent in the export of agricultural and processed food products in the 2021-22 (April-August) in comparison to the corresponding period of 2020-21. According to the Quick Estimates released by the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DG...Read more

Zhejiang Farmmi Biotech to export Shiitake mushrooms to Southwest Asia

Farmmi,  an agriculture products supplier in China, has announced that its subsidiary Zhejiang Farmmi Biotechnology Co, is continuing its growth with another new product order for its popular dried whole Shiitake mushrooms. The customer will export Farmmi's Shiitake mushrooms to Southwest Asia.Yefang Zhang, F...Read more

Govt to establish a 24-hour helpline for exporters

The government is going to institutionalise a 24-hour helpline for assistance to exporters and resolution of issues. Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Government of India, said, "We aim to make ‘Brand India’ a represen...Read more

Benson Hill acquires soybean crushing facility in Seymour, Indiana

Benson Hill, a US-based food technology company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants with its cutting-edge food innovation engine, has announced the closing of its acquisition of a soybean crushing facility in Seymour, Indiana.The investment will further solidify the company's position in the value ch...Read more

Save Foods establishes presence in Turkey, eyes Europe expansion

Save Foods, an agri-food tech company focused on developing and selling eco-friendly products specifically designed to extend the shelf life and ensure the food safety of fresh fruits and vegetables, has engaged a local commercial post-harvest expert in Turkey, who is well connected in the local produce market, pa...Read more

Centre to Simplify Coffee Act, promote ease of doing business - Piyush Goyal

The Minister for Commerce & Industry recently held a detailed interaction with coffee growers, roasters, exporters and other stakeholders at Coffee Board Head Office, Bengaluru. A decision was taken to completely relook at the provisions of the Coffee Act was enacted in 1942 and to remove the provisions which ...Read more

Daily wholesale prices of edible oils drop post reduction in standard rate of duty

The daily wholesale prices of packed palm oil dropped by 2.50 per cent followed by sesame oil by 2.08 per cent, coconut oil by 1.72 per cent, packed groundnut oil by 1.38 per cent, packed sunflower oil by 1.30 per cent, packed mustard oil by 0.97 per cent, packed Vanaspati by 0.71 per cent and packed soya oil by 0...Read more

WTO Agreement on Agriculture tilted against developing countries: Piyush Goyal

The G-33 Virtual Informal Ministerial Meeting organised by Indonesia was held recently to discuss the Agricultural Priority Issues of G33 and the Way Forward for the Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC-12) scheduled to be held from November 30 December 3 2021.   The Informal Ministerial Meeting was chaired b...Read more

“Efficient supply chain and better access to agri inputs is crucial for agri-tech startup growth”

How is INI Farms contributing to the fruit export supply chain?We are an integrated end-to-end horticulture company that works with over 5000 farmers across eight states in India. We move non-seasonal fruits from ‘farm to table’ and own and control the entire supply chain — from sourcing (directl...Read more