India takes an important step in its pineapple exports

Published Jun 20, 2024

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India has made a significant stride in its fresh fruit export sector with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) facilitating the first consignment of MD2 pineapples to the United Arab Emirates. This shipment, comprising 8.7 metric tons (650 boxes), highlights India's capability to produce and export high-quality pineapples. The fruit, grown in Maharashtra's Sindhudurg district by a private company in collaboration with local farmers, was processed and dispatched from Panvel to the UAE through the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT).
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In a significant step for India's fresh fruit export sector, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), facilitated the export of the first consignment of MD2 pineapples to the United Arab Emirates. The shipment consisted of 8.7 metric tons (650 boxes). The MD2 pineapple has become the gold standard in the industry of this fruit, with important cultivation in countries such as Costa Rica, the Philippines and Thailand. "This marks a pivotal moment in the history of Indian agricultural exports and demonstrates our ability to produce and supply premium quality pineapples to global markets (...), and we are delighted to introduce it to the UAE market "said APEDA President Shri Abhishek Dev. In India, the fruit was produced in the Sindhudurg district of the Konkan region of Maharashtra. ...
Source: MXfruit
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