Araku coffee and black pepper get organic certification
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Araku 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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