Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) and Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) has signed an Memorandum of Understanding. The MoU aims for the development of agriculture and allied sectors as well as its exports for bringing better value to the stakeholders. The two organizations are also working towards linking of Farmer Producer organizations, farmers’ cooperatives to the export value chain. The above aim can be achieved through capacity building, creation of infrastructure, facilitating primary and secondary processing in the clusters.
Key takeaways of the MoU signed by APEDA and SFAC:
- As per MoU, APEDA and SFAC will jointly work to link up the FPOs with the exporters.
- They will also work towards capacity development, awareness programs, outreach programs and workshops of various stakeholders.
- APEDA will facilitate certification of organic produce/areas by the Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs) assisted or identified by SFAC.
Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA):
APEDA works towards export promotion and development of the scheduled products such as Fruits, Vegetables and their Products, Meat and Meat Products, Poultry and Poultry Products etc.
Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC):
SFAC organises small and marginal farmers as Farmers Interest Groups, Farmers Producers Organisation and Farmers Producers Company and provides a stage for enhanced accessibility and cheaper availability of agricultural inputs to small and marginal farmers.