Press Releases - 2009

Traceability Solutions Pomegranates, Groundnuts and Organic Produce

Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) – a nodal agency under Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India for promotion of agricultural and processed food products exported from India, through a competitive tender procedure, has selected Logicsoft, for developing Traceability Solutions for Pomegranates, Groundnuts and Organic Products exported from India.

APEDA initiated Grapenet in 2006-07 as a first of its initiative in India in the Indian Fresh produce sector, to put an end-to-end system for monitoring pesticide residue, achieve product standardization and facilitate tracing back from retail shelves to the farm of the Indian grower, through the various stages of sampling, testing, certification and packing. It was welcomed and actively participated by all stakeholders in the supply chain of grapes export, namely   The Farmers, State Government Horticulture Departments, The testing laboratories,  Agmark Certification Department, The Phyto-sanitary department, Pack houses, Exporters, etc.,

Grapenet 2007 was a resounding success with every consignment of fresh grapes during the season from India to European Union was monitored through this system, positioning India as a dependable and quality supplier in the European Market for fresh grapes, and benefit large number of farmers and exporters in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka with better price realization and credibility.