Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) has partnered with GLOBAL G.A.P. as the country partner India. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on July 27 in Cologne, Germany between Dr Kristian Moeller, CEO of GLOBAL G.A.P. and Dr M. J. Khan, Chairman of ICFA.
On signing the country partner agreement, Dr Khan said that India was committed to doubling its agro-exports over the next three years from its current level of $30 billion, in line with the Prime Minister's commitment and that GAP certification held the key to achieving this objective.
"The signature of this MoU marks the beginning of our great partnership," said Dr Khan, adding that India offers huge opportunities in GAP certifications since it's the world's second-largest producer of agricultural commodities. Given its focus on exports and the fast-growing demand for safe and nutritious food in India, this partnership will bring about transformational changes in Indian agriculture towards achieving quality production with best global practices and access to global markets by Indian farmers.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Moeller, CEO of GLOBAL G.A.P. said "We're excited about new opportunities in India through this partnership, which we expect will lead to similar opportunities for all our existing stakeholders in the country and in Asia as a region. Another milestone ahead for us on our journey Every Generation has a right to safe food."