APEDA signs MoU with NRDC for the implementation of the Agri Export Policy

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Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) with an aim to boost the export value chain.

  • The objective of this MoU is to incorporate and disseminate technologies jointly with APEDA in the areas of climate-resilient agriculture related to zero carbon emission farming to produce residue/carbon free food for export.

  • This MoU has been signed to harness the expertise of both the organisations by working together to coordinate activities in the interest of agriculture and allied sectors to bring better value to the stakeholders.

  • In line with this MoU, both the organisations will collaborate on collaborative projects for commercialization of embedded technology related to agriculture and food processing at different levels of the value chain to promote export of agricultural products.

  • About “APEDA”

  • The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act passed by the Parliament in December 1985.

  • This authority functions under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

  • Headquarters- New Delhi

  • Chairman- Dr. M. Angamuthu

  • About National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) 

  • NRDC is an enterprise of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

  • It was established in 1953.

  • Its primary objective is to promote, develop and commercialise technologies, technical know-how, inventions and patents.

  • Chairman and Managing Director- Amit Rastogi

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