The Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) today organised a Virtual-Buyer Seller Meet to harness export opportunities in the United Arab Emirates as part of its series of sensitization programmes aimed at promoting the export of millets and their value-added products (UAE).
The Buyer Seller Meet was organized in collaboration with the Indian Mission in the UAE, led by Indian Ambassador to the UAE Sanjay Sudir. APEDA, which is part of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, is collaborating with various stakeholders to realize Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of increasing millet consumption globally.
On the occasion, the APEDA also launched an e-Catalogue for the UAE, which includes information on various Indian millets and the range of value-added products available for export, as well as a list of active exporters, start-ups, FPOs, and importer/retail chain/hyper markets, among other things. The e-Catalogue for the United Arab Emirates has been distributed to the Indian Embassy as well as potential importers, exporters, start-ups, and other stakeholders in the Millet supply chain.
Several importers, exporters, start-ups, and other stakeholders in the Millet supply chain participated and interacted with each other during the buyer seller meeting to explore Millet’s export opportunities and value-added products. Noting that India has always been a reliable partner for the UAE, Indian Ambassador Sanjay Sudir stated that there are significant export opportunities for Indian millets and value-added products to the UAE and other regional markets.
“It is a Mission and Vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote millets in the international market,” APEDA Chairman M Angamuthu said on the occasion. The APEDA team is ready to assist exporters, millet producers, women FPOs, and others in promoting Indian millets around the world.” Stressing on coordinating with buyers, sellers, producers, to take forward the export of millets and value added products of millets, Angamuthu said, “It’s a good opportunity to boost our exports as India has very distinctive traditional varieties of millets which are loved by health-conscious people. The export of millets will help farmers increase their income.”