♦ In June, a sample consignment was despatched to Dubai from Sri Nagar before this shipment.
♦ Later, an encouraging response from consumers in Dubai, first business shipment was exported to Dubai.
♦ Mishri variety of cherries is delicious in style and contain vitamins, minerals & plant compounds with fitness benefits.
♦ Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) produces more than 95% of India’s complete production of business varieties of cherries.
♦ J&K produces 4 varieties of cherry particularly Double, Makhmali, Mishri and Italy.
♦ Cherries have been harvested, cleaned and packed through exporter registered under APEDA. Technical inputs have been provided via Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology of Kashmir. Food security & fantastic support was once supplied with the aid of APEDA-National Referral Laboratory at National Research Centre for Grapes, Pune to create a company for cherries in Middle East countries.
♦ First Commercial cargo of Mishri variety of cherries used to be exported to Dubai from Srinagar on July 6, 2021 in order to increase horticultural exports.
♦ Significance of export: Commencement of business cargo of cherries will supply better possibilities for exports of other temperate fruits such as pears, plums, apricot and apples from Kashmir to Middle East international locations in imminent seasons.
♦ Role of APEDA in Boosting export: APEDA holds interactions with farmers, farmer producer organizations (FPOs), government officials and other stakeholders to raise exports possible of agricultural produce like apples, almonds, saffron, walnuts, sparkling fruits, rice, & vegetables and certified natural products from Kashmir. Several digital focus creation programmes with assist of neighborhood producers, suppliers, FPOs and exporters are being conducted in the place to make certain export of temperate fruits.