GUWAHATI, Sept 4: Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region Assam under DoH&FP Assam participated in a 3-day event of BioFach India 2022, a leading trade fair for the organic industry in India, organised by The Organic Farming Association of India in collaboration with NürnbergMesse India and APEDA from September 1-3, 2022 at the India Expo Centre & Mart at Greater Noida.
The main objective of the event was to provide an ideal forum to meet relevant buyers and investors. The platform offered exhibitor product showcase, conference program, B2B-buyer seller meetings, Vendor Development program, CEOs Conclave etc.
Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs) under MOVCD-NER Assam exhibited their organic produces in their stalls and had an opportunity to interact with international buyers.
The conference program highlighted the conditions needed for agriculture and food production to achieve sustainability goals and doing business in harmony with global resources. There were speakers and stakeholders from countries like Ukraine and USA.
It is to be noted that the FPCs under MOVCD-NER, Assam scheme have been working actively in organic production throughout various districts in Assam and have been successful in producing large amounts of organic pineapples, and organic Assam lemon which were sent overseas recently. Other organic produces like turmeric, ginger, papaya, banana, red rice, magic rice, joha rice, black rice, etc is being produced under this scheme.
This event not only provided opportunities for the farmers to grow organically but also receive an international recognition in the global market.
MOVCD-NER, Assam officials stated, “6 FPCs have participated in this event. FPCs have benefitted from this event. The demand for organic products from the North Eastern Region is increasing rapidly. There is a scope of sending 500 MT of fresh organic ginger to Germany. Assam has 2000 ha under third party certification with APEDA accredited certifying agency. A plan for increasing the area under organic cultivation to maximise export from the State is being formulated.”