Buyer-seller meet organised at CISH
The Pioneer , Jun 26, 2019
It was for the first time that an international export promotion programme and reverse buyer seller meet was organised in the city. Director of Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture Shailendra Rajan said that buyers from 16 countries - USA, Italy, China, Russia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iran and Vietnam - participated in the event.
It was the first ever international buyer-seller meet in Lucknow. During the event, an exhibition showcasing mango varieties and products was organised. the importers had a chance to see a modern pack house and mango orchards on the second day of the event," he said.
The promotion programme was organised by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) with the collaboration of department of commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Uttar Pradesh Mandi Parishad and FICCI Chief Secretary Anup Chandra Pandey was the chief guest on the occasion.
The programme was organised for boosting export of mango and its products and other fruits and vegetables from north and eastern parts of the country. The B-2-B meetings provided a platform to link Indian mango and mango products and other fruits and vegetables grown by the farmers of UP to major international markets.
Chairman, APEDA, Paban Kumar Borthakur said they had organised a series of such meets in Maharashtra and north-eastern states and the same resulted in linking Farmers Producers Organisations (FPOs) with established exporters for forward linkage to importing countries.
"These events have been successful in increasing exports. Buyers from different countries showed keen interest in Indian varieties and this is important as most of them are involved in export of mangoes from Maharashtra and Gujarat, maturing earlier than the UP varieties. Seventy delegates connected with mango export visited CISH. this platform was considered to be important because they could see important mango varieties in the CISH orchard," said Rajan.
Export Promotion Program: Reverse Buyer Seller Meet for Mango, Mango Products and Other Fruits & Vegetables