The Indo-German Cooperation on Agricultural Market Development (AMD) Project in collaboration with knowledge partners CCS National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (CCS NIAM), Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) and Spice Board of India jointly launched event of six months Certificate Training Program on “Agri-Export and Import Management” under the chairpersonship of Joint Secretary (Marketing), DA&FW, GoI. The six months online training program has been designed for the participants with the following specific objectives –
- To build knowledge and skills of Indian participants from the project pilot states on the key aspects of import- export management, specifically targeting the opportunities with the European Union (EU) markets;
- Within the governmental institutional architecture, the project pilot states will have well trained human resources on agri-export import management that provide policy advice, supports implementation of state agri-export policy and Agricultural Market Development (AMD) project activities;
- Pool of trained human resources is available at States and act as master trainers at state level and advisors on Agri export issues.
The Course Director of the Training Program, Dr Ramesh Mittal welcomed the panellist and training participants. The keynote address by Dr Vijaya Lakshmi Nadendla, Joint Secretary (Marketing), DA & FW, GoI and special remark by Dr. Ulrike Müller, Deputy Programme Director, General Agent, Bilateral Cooperation Programme of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) emphasized the importance of mutual collaboration between Germany and India. Dr Nadendla formally launched the training program. Mr Pratyush, Deputy Team Leader of AMD project gave an overview of the training program to all the panellists and training participants and demonstrated the IT platform that has been exclusively build for the training participants. Mr Ekkehard Schröder, Managing Director, ADT Project Consulting, thanked all the participants and panellist members for their participants and support to this training program. The launching event was attended by more than 75 participants.