APEDA– Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority was set up with the objective of ensuring double exports and doubling farmers’ income and ensures greater involvement of the State governments for effective implementation of Agri Export Policy. APEDA is an apex body authorized under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India that was established to promote the export of agricultural commodities and processed food products. APEDA full form is Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority.
APEDA – Overview
- (1).APEDA was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act which was passed by the Parliament in December 1985.
- (2).The Authority replaced the Processed Food Export Promotion Council (PFEPC)
- (3).It has its headquarters at New Delhi and has set up five Regional Offices at Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Guwahati along with 13 virtual offices.
- (4).APEDA provides comprehensive export service and links Indian exporter to the global market. Additionally, it provides referral services and suggests suitable partners for a joint venture.
- (5).It has marked its presence in almost all Agro potential states in India to provide services to the Agri export community.
- (6).USA, UAE, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and Nepal are the major importers of food products from India.