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Agriculture, forestry and fishery generated gross valuation of around US$276.37 billion in FY 2020.

6th

largest food and grocery market across the world

2nd

largest fruit producer in the world (313.9mn tonnes)

US$904.9mn

FDI in food processing during 2019-20

4%

CAGR in storage capacity over 2014-17

US$37.4bn

worth total agricultural exports reported from India during the financial year 2019

US$60bn

of agricultural export targeted by the Government by 2022 under the renewed policy

285.2mn tonnes

of total food grain production estimated by Government for the crop year 2018-19

3X

expansion targeted in food processing capacity; +US$900mn committed to food parks

100%

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

Ministry of Food Processing Industries

minister.fpi@gov.in

+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

headq@apeda.gov.in

+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

info@icfa.org.in

+91-11-41501465

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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

anil.cpro@gmail.com

+91-11-25843301

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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

director.ciae@icar.gov.in

+91-755-2737191

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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

md@nhb.gov.in

+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)

+91-022-26539895/96/99

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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.

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