Last Updated: December, 2018
India’s agrarian culture and varied regional climate have significantly contributed to the global food basket.
Indian curries, mangoes, snacks and spices are known for their excellent quality across the globe. Globally, India leads the following food segments:
During April-October 2018, exports of agricultural and processed food products totalled US$ 21.61 billion. During the period, top five exported commodities were marine products (US$ 4.18 billion), basmati rice (US$ 2.48 billion), buffalo meat (US$ 2.20 billion), spices (US$ 1.84 billion) and non-basmati rice (US$ 1.77 billion).
Indian agricultural/horticultural and processed foods are exported to more than 100 countries/regions; chief among them are the Middle East, Southeast Asia, SAARC countries, the EU and the US.
Ministry of Commerce & Industry is planning to introduce an “Agriculture Export Policy” which will aim at doubling the agricultural exports from the country and integrating Indian farmers and agricultural products to the global value chain. As of November 2018, the draft of the policy has been prepared.
AGRICULTURAL AND PROCESSED FOOD PRODUCTS EXPORT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) plays a significant role in tapping India’s agricultural strengths and works towards expanding the export potential of Indian agricultural and food products.
Other Export Promotion Councils:
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