Araku coffee and black pepper get organic certification

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Araku-coffee-and-black-pepperAraku Valley coffee and black pepper from Andhra Pradesh have received organic certification.

An Overview of the News

  • The organic certification was granted by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), a central government sector organisation.

  • Tribal Cooperative Societies Girijan Sahakari Nigam gets organic certification for coffee.

  • Organic certification was provided to over 1300 tribal farmers from Gondiparla, Lambasingi and Kappalu clusters in Chintapalli division of Visakha Agency.

  • The organic certification covers coffee and pepper crops grown in about 21,104 acres of land.

  • The process of obtaining an NPOP certificate started four years back.

  • Organic certification will enable tribal farmers to command higher prices for their coffee and black pepper.


  • It is an Indian apex-export trade promotion active government body.

  • It is a premier organisation promoting the export of fresh vegetables and fruits.

  • It works under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

  • It acts as the apex body for promotion and development of export trade of agricultural and processed food products.

  • It establishes and enforces quality standards, packaging requirements and other specifications for agricultural exports.

Establishment - 13 February 1986

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