New Delhi (NVI): In a new fillip to India’s Look-East Policy, the government yesterday organised first-ever International Buyer-Seller meet which is underway in Itanagar to promote export of agricultural products and to facilitate market linkages for Agri-exports from the North Eastern Region (NER).
Ten International buyers from seven countries of Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, UAE, Sultanate of Oman and Greece have participated in the meet. Growers and exporters showcased the products of Arunachal Pradesh like Mandarin oranges, kiwi, pineapple, king chilly, large cardamom, organic products, other fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and spices, the statement said.
This conference was held to provide a platform for B2B and B2G meetings of international buyers with the importers and exporters and the progressive farmers and growers from the North East Region (NER), particularly from Arunachal Pradesh to explore the opportunities and prospects of agriculture and horticulture exports.
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The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) under the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry organised two-day conference cum International Buyer-Seller meet on Agriculture & Horticulture produce in Arunachal Pradesh.
“The buyer-seller meet will provide linkages among the international and national buyers and farmers,” Arunachal Pradesh’s Minister of Agriculture and Horticulture, Tage Taki said while inaugurating the session along with Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh’s Agriculture and Horticulture, Bidol Tayeng.
He further pointed out that 75% – 80% land of the State is unexplored and lot of horticulture crops may be taken up in those areas as Arunachal Pradesh is blessed with five types of agro-climatic zones.
Meanwhile, the Chairman, APEDA, Paban Kumar Borthakur informed that crops need to be chosen according to demand by other countries and for this avenue need to be created for exporters, said an official statement.
A colourful cultural evening was arranged to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the North East States especially Arunachal Pradesh. A field visit for the international buyers has been arranged today at a kiwi winery and kiwi orchard at Ziro.