Indo-German Cooperation on Agricultural Market Development

Import Training

The first shipment of turmeric fingers was dispatched from Kandhamal to Kochi on dated 13th April 2024

The Indo-German Cooperation on Agricultural Market Development (AMD) project facilitates the first trial shipment of EU-compliant 22 MT of polished turmeric fingers from Kandhamal to Kochi. Gumapadar Farmers Producer Company from Kandhamal dispatched its first shipment to a leading exporter NedSpice demonstrating its agri-business capabilities successfully. Directorate of Horticulture, Government of Odisha along with Agri-Startup KisanSathi provided necessary support and guidance. Enriching experiences have emerged that demonstrate FPC-Indo German AMD project- Exporter- Agri startups- Government joint collaboration to facilitate Agri-exports.

During the last season, the AMD  projects provided cluster-level training programs on the present use of active substances by farmers and EU-approved active substances and good agriculture practices to the selected FPO farmers of Gumapadar Farmers Producer Company FPC, Kandhamal, Odisha for the improvement of quality of turmeric as per EU standards.

This trial shipment initiative aims to boost agricultural exports, value-added products, and the agricultural sector in Odisha, renowned for its exceptional quality turmeric.

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