PUNE: “Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) has organised a national summit on agriculture export on January 17 (Friday). This summit will give an avenue to the exporters who are already in the market, as well as to new and enthusiastic firms likely to be engaged in export business especially for agriculture commodities,” said MCCIA Director-General Prashant Girbane while interacting with the media on Monday. Along with him, MCCIA Chairman of Agriculture and Agribusiness Committee Umesh Chandra Sarangi was also present.
“There will be deliberations on fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers grown in Maharashtra. Topics like opportunities and challenges in agricultural exports, advance infrastructure for post-harvest handling and storage, plant quarantine regulation of export, advance certification, Central and State Government initiatives etc will be covered,” said Girbane.
He said that MCCIA has also invited the Department of Agriculture, National Horticulture Mission, APEDA, Ministry of Commerce, Maharashtra State Agriculture Board and NABARD as partners.
“This seminar will be relevant for agriculture and merchant exporters, agriculture entrepreneurs, innovative and progressive farmers, export houses, government and agriculture extension officials, government bodies and all related stakeholders.”