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In 2020-21, total foodgrain production in the country was a 308.65 mn tonnes

US$ 49.6

Total agriculture exports in 2021-22


largest fruit producer in the world (313.9mn tonnes)

US$2.5 bn

FDI in agricultural services during April 2000 to December 2022


India’s agriculture sector growth rate in 2021-22

US$ 593.7 million

Total agricultural exports reported from India during April-November 2021-22

US$ 715.24 bn

Rice export valuation (2021)

US$ 204 mn

Market size of agri tech, including AI-based agri innovation start-ups


Horticulture contribution of agricultural GDP


FDI allowed in the marketing of food products and in e-commerce under automatic route

Ministry of Food Processing Industries

+91-011-26492216/ 26492174

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A strong and dynamic food processing sector plays a vital role in reduction in the wastage of perishable agricultural produce, enhancing shelf life of food products, ensuring value addition to agricultural produce, diversification & commercialization of agriculture, generation of employment, enhancing income of farmers and creating surplus for the export of agro & processed foods.

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority

+91-11-26513204, 26513219

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The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act passed by the Parliament in December 1985.

Indian Council of Food and Agriculture


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Indian Council of Food and Agriculture is working as the apex policy think tank, trade facilitation body and development enterprise for food and agriculture sector in India and serving as global platform for partnerships.

Indian Council of Agricultural Research


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The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare , Government of India.

ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering


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The organisation aims to modernize Indian agriculture by improvement in crop productivity through agricultural mechanization, harnessing energy from renewable sources, efficient management of irrigation water, reduction in post -harvest losses and promote agri-business with a view to enhance income and generate employment in rural sector.

National Horticulture Board

+91-0124-2342992, 2347441, 2342989-90

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National Horticulture Board (NHB) was set up by Government of India in April 1984, for improving integrated development of Horticulture industry and to help in coordinating, sustaining the production and processing of fruits and vegetables.

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)


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NABARD is an apex development financial institution in India, entrusted with matters concerning policy planning and operations in the field of credit for agriculture and other economic activities in the rural areas of India.  

investment opportunities

  • Agricultural R&D, capacity building and skill development have drawn foreign partnerships.
  • Agricultural and processed food export from India totalled US$ 28.94 bn in 2019- Jan 2020.
  • Currently there are over 60 agricultural trading zones across India that offer opportunities.
  • Export of dairy products rose by 72% in 2018-19, offering vast opportunities in dairy sector.
  • International trade in agri products, and related infrastructure development offers significant investment opportunities.

key investors

India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive and capital establishments


India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive, and capital establishments