New Delhi, August 14, 2021: Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) on August 11 2021 facilitated exports of dehydrated Mohua flower from Chhattisgarh and Himalayan goat meat from Uttarakhand to France and United Arab Emirates respectively.
For promoting exotic fruit like dragon fruit exports, APEDA also organized a promotional event at Saudi Arabia market.
For the first time, a consignment of dehydrated Mohua flower was exported via sea to France from Chhattisgarh. The produce was sourced from forest in Korba district, Chhattisgarh & processed by APEDA registered Enterprise.
Mahua flowers exported to France were collected mostly by the tribal population from forest of Korba, Kathghora, Surguja, Pasan, Pali, Churri in Chhattisgarh. Dehydrated Mahua flowers are used for making liquor, medicine & syrup.
For boosting income of small ruminant farmers, a consignment of processed Himalayan Goat meat sourced from villages of Uttarakhand hills was exported to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The export of meat from Uttarakhand will boost the livelihood for farmers and enhance their economic status. This initiative of APEDA and other organizations will also lead to an increase in the income of farmers of Uttarakhand.
Meanwhile, boosting agricultural exports potential, APEDA in association with Indian embassy today organized a Virtual Buyer Seller Meet (VBSM) with Lao People’s Democratic Republic where key officials and stakeholders from food industries for both the countries participated.