APEDA to promote export business of organic products

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Agartala, Jan 6 (UNI) The Union Commerce Ministry has taken up an initiative to promote the export of agricultural and processed food products of the Northeastern states through the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA).

Official sources said here today that the APEDA had asked to export indigenous varieties of rice - Komal Chawl, Bora Chawl, Bao Chawl (red rice), Joha and black rice - produced with organic farming methods to the foreign markets, which had export potential.

The APEDA has been trying to explore the organic products in the major markets at the international level but considering the perceptible sensitivity of the buyers in the developed countries, including the US and Western Europe, stress would be laid on research and development activities to make the products acceptable in the developed countries.

The productivity, quality and price of the products would be the major factors to determine the acceptability of the products in the market and the APEDA would display the samples of organic products in the major international trade fairs held from time to time, the sources added.

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