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Transforming The Food Economy
3-5 November, 2017 | Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India

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Dr. A.K. Yadav

Dr. A.K. Yadav

Designation : Advisor (NAB)

Company : Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt of India, New Delhi.

Industry : Government

Headquarters : New Delhi

Speaking in : North East India : Organic Production Hub : Opportunities Unexplored

India Presence : 4 Regional offices and 13 Virtual offices across the country

Company Profile :

  • APEDA provides a platform to showcase India’s quality produce in the global market. The mandate for APEDA is to develop and promote the export of 14 major product categories: Fruits, Vegetables and their products; Meat and Meat Product; Poultry and Poultry products; Dairy Products; Confectionery, Biscuits and Bakery products; Honey, Jaggery and Sugar products; Cocoa and by-products; Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic beverages; Cereals and Cereal products; Groundnuts, Peanuts and walnuts; pickles, papads and chutney; Guar Gum; Floriculture and related products, and Herbal and Medicinal plants.
  • APEDA is also the secretariat for the National Programme for Organic production, which provides an institutional support for Accreditation of certification agencies and surveillance and monitoring of organic certification process.
  • APEDA plays a pivotal role in developing the database of the mandated products, markets, services, and distribution of related information to exporters. The authority extends financial assistance under its Agriculture and promotion Plan Scheme under various components like Market Development, Infrastructure Development and Quality Development

Personal Profile :

  • Dr. Yadav, Former Director, National Centre for Organic Farming is a known organic farming expert in the country. During his tenure at National Centre of Organic Farming he spearheaded the organic farming movement in the country and abroad and has specifically contributed to the development of regulatory system of organic and biological inputs, organic certification systems, organic package of practices and organic crop management protocols and implementation of various Government schemes. Besides contributing to spread of biological and organic inputs and organic farming Dr Yadav is also the author of Participatory Guarantee System under PGS-India programme of Ministry of Agriculture, which provides low cost organic guarantee system to farmer groups for domestic markets.
  • Dr. Yadav had been the member of various committees, expert panels and taskforce on Biofertilizers, biopesticides and organic farming and contributed to policy developments at central and state level. Dr Yadav had also been the member of Research Advisory committees to various ICAR research institutes.
  • Currently Dr Yadav is Advisor (NAB) at Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Ministry of Commerce, Government of India

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