As part of its efforts to boost and grow rice exporters, the Agricultural and Processed Food Exports Development Authority (APEDA) organised a virtual meet of non-Basmati rice exporters in collaboration with the Indian Embassy in Lome, Togo.

According to an Official press release, key officials from APEDA, the Indian embassy, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Togo, and key rice exporters from India attended the virtual meet held on Friday.

The meeting’s theme was “Opportunities in the non-Basmati rice sector between India and Togo,” and it was attended by ten leading rice exporters, the Ambassador of India to Togo, Sanjeev Tandon, APEDA Chairman M Angamuthu, Advisor, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Togo Lambert Dameto Nayante, and others.

This is part of APEDA’s efforts, which have been organising a series of virtual meetings with several countries to provide a forum for exporters and importers due to curbs affected by the ongoing Covid-19 epidemic. Because of the pandemic, APEDA is unable to hold physical export promotion programmes.

Last fiscal year, India exported over 13 million tonnes (mt) of non-basmati rice worth Rs.35476 crore. Non-basmati rice worth Rs.14091 crore ($1,901 million) was shipped during the current fiscal year’s April-July period.