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APEDA takes part in World Food India event, showcases different products at its pavilion

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Mega food show will continue till Nov 5 at Bharat Mandapam

APEDA inks MoU with Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) and LuLu Group

As a part of its initiatives to give a push to export promotion of agricultural products, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), which works under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India, has actively participated in second edition of World Food India (WFI) 2023and showcased a varied range of agricultural products at its pavilion.

While inaugurating the second edition of the ‘World Food India 2023: Processing for Prosperity of Mega Food’, Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced providing seed capital assistance to over one lakh Self Help Group (SHG) members on November 3, 2023.

Along with the Hon’ble PM, who take a tour of the exhibition, Shri Pashupati Kumar Paras, Minister of Food Processing Industries, Shri. PiyushGoyel, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Shri Giriraj Singh, Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Shri. ParshottamRupala, Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandary, and Dairying and Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State for Food Processing, participated in inaugural event.

The mega food show, which is being organized by Ministry of Food Processing Industries, is being held at Bharat Mandapam, PragatiMaidan, in New Delhi and will continue till November 05, 2023.

In an interactive session at WFI 2023, APEDA Chairman Abhishek Dev said that along with the raw agricultural produce of farmers, value added products are also equally important as it has a huge demand in the international markets. On the occasion, APEDA and Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) signed an agreement for the export of agri products from India to Saudi Arabia.

The agreement was signed by Mr. Sami S. AI Sager, Vice President, SFDA and MrAbhishek Dev, Chairman, APEDA. Besides, APEDA also entered into an agreement with global retail giant Lulu Hypermarket LLC. The MoU was signed between Mr Yusuf Ali MA, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of LuLu Group and APEDA Chairman at the WFI 2023.

Around 1,000 importers from more than 80 countries across the world participated at the WFI 2023. The farmers from 15 states of India have also showcased their products at the WFI at Bharat Mandapam and their products are available for sale.

Twelve export companies from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state such as M/s. Kavya Agro, M/s Terra Firma Organics Pvt. Ltd., M/s. Sresta Natural Bioproducts Pvt Ltd.M/s. Frumar Agri Food Pvt. Ltd.,M/s. Basani Agro Innovations Pvt. Ltd.,M/s. Sam Agri Tech Pvt. Ltd.,M/s. Al-Sami Agro Products Pvt. Ltd., M/s. Yeruka Naidu Agros,M/s. RN Galla Family Pvt. Ltd., Galla Foods Division, M/s. JYJ Trade and Exports, M/s. DP Chocolates and M/s. Anakapalli Agriad Horti Farmer Producer Company Limited have participated and exhibited their products at the WFI 2023.

Women entrepreneurs and one FPO from Andhra Pradesh participated in the event. The GI products of BandaruLaddu from Andhra Pradesh and TandurRedgram from Telangana have also been exhibited in the APEDA pavilion.

Mr. R P Naidu, AGM and Regional Head for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana State have participated in World Food India 2023 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

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