APEDA exports shipment of fresh Burmese “Leteku” grapes to Dubai from Guwahati by air
In a major push to harness the export potential of processed agricultural and food products from the northeastern states, a shipment of fresh Burmese grapes called “Leteku” in the Assamese language was exported to Dubai from Guwahati by air.
A shipment of Leteku, which contains vitamin C and iron, was purchased and packaged at a collection center in Darang district, Assam. The shipment was exported by Kiega EXIM Pvt Ltd, registered with APEDA, from Guwahati Airport in Dubai via Delhi. Eating grapes can protect against sunburn and UV damage to the skin.
APEDA has carried out promotional activities to bring the northeastern states on the map of India’s agricultural and processed food exports.
Recently, APEDA facilitated exports of the first shipment of “red rice” to the United States from Assam. The iron-rich “red rice” is grown in the Brahmaputra valley in Assam, without the use of chemical fertilizers. The variety of rice is called ‘Bao-dhaan’, which is an integral part of Assamese food.
APEDA helped export certified Geographical Indications (GIs) Kaji nemu (Lemon of Assam) in London. So far, around 40 metric tons of lemon from Assam have been exported.
Jackfruits from Krishi SanyogaAgro Producer Company Ltd, based in Tripura, were exported to London. The shipment was packed in an APEDA-assisted packaging plant of Salt Range Supply Chain Solution Ltd and exported by Kiega EXIM Pvt Ltd.
APEDA provided financial assistance to the private sector to set up a packing station in Guwahati which fulfilled the mandatory requirement or infrastructure for exporting fresh fruits and vegetables to Europe.
APEDA undertakes market promotion activities to evolve structured marketing strategies for the export of food products, market information to make informed decisions, international exposure, skills development, capacity building and high quality packaging.
APEDA would continue to focus on the northeast region both in terms of capacity building, quality improvement and infrastructure development. Connecting buyers with farmers, strengthening the entire supply chain of agricultural products in the Northeast region would pay dividends.
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