The program is specially designed to empower existing and potential agribusinesses by providing them with information, knowledge and skills aimed at enhancing their capabilities, qualifications and ability to engage in international agribusiness.
The Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) on Wednesday said it was partnering with the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) in the Ministry of Commerce to offer an online certification program in agricultural import and export management. The six-month online course provides exporters with practical insights into various aspects of agribusiness; From product and market identification to export and import formalities, Exim Finance, regulatory clearances, supplies for safe and secure payments from international buyers, it said in a statement.
Manoj Pant, Vice Chancellor, IIFT, said that in order to address some of the structural challenges and use the opportunities available in marketing of agricultural products, the Institute is pleased to join hands with TPCI in offering this certification program.
He said that the program is uniquely designed to equip existing and potential agribusinesses with information, knowledge and skills to enhance their skill set aimed at building their capacity, capability and qualification to be involved in international trade of agri products.
Vivek Agrawal, Chairman, TPCI Food and Beverage Sectoral Committee, said that the program would benefit current and emerging agri-entrepreneurs and managers in the spirit of far-sighted government initiatives such as agricultural export policy.
It is a promising sector and despite the epidemic, the country’s agricultural exports grew by 17.34 per cent year-on-year, reaching. 41.25 billion in 2020-21. Significantly, exports have started from a few clusters for the first time and several states are planning to implement agricultural export policies, Agarwal added.