We’re unique in many agri products due to special agro-climatic conditions: Dir Agri

Srinagar: Director of Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhury Mohammad Iqba Tuesday inaugurated a capacity-building programme on branding and packaging of APEDA scheduled products at Agriculture Complex Lalmandi.
The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) organized the event. The event was attended by worthy Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal, Joint Director Agriculture Kashmir (Inputs) Tabassum Naz, Joint Director Agriculture Extension G.M Dhobi, Deputy Director Central Wahid ur Rehman, Deputy Director HPM Ms Nahid, Representatives of APEDA madam Fatima and other senior officers of the department.
Speaking on the occasion Director Agriculture highlighted the importance of value addition and marketing strategies of agricultural and processed products at national and international level.
Director Agriculture said that because of our special agro climatic conditions we are unique in many agricultural products. He asked the participants to shift their focus towards the processing and value addition of Agriculture products. He appreciated APEDA for organizing such events and said that such events provide an opportunity to the agri-entrepreneurs for the exchange of ideas.
He impressed upon the APEDA to organize more such programmes in coming times so that more and more educated youth could be attracted towards this initiative.

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