UN International Year of Fruits and Vegetables to be celebrated in August in India
In India, during this pandemic situation, the per capita consumption of different fruits has increased amazingly. As S. Jafar Naqvi, chief coordinator of the Fresh India Show sees, the availability of F&V products will increase further in the years to come. He wants to celebrate the UN International Year of Fruits and Vegetables at the trade fair in August.
“Our vision would be to attract over 600 decision makers from different countries (in person and online), including producers, wholesalers, online retailers, importers and exporters, cold chain professionals, logistics, supply chain and support industries. . “
“Let’s celebrate the UN International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021 at the Fresh India Show 2021 August 5-6, 2021 at Hotel Pride Plaza, Aerocity, New Delhi. It will be a great pleasure to recognize the ongoing initiative, ”said Sr. Jafar Naqvi, Chief Program Coordinator.
Low availability, due to the challenges of production, transportation and trade, and high prices for quality products make fruits and vegetables a staple business for many, mainly in developing countries. Many parts of the world face limited availability and access to these foods.
Fruits and vegetables are highly perishable products, which can lead to high levels of food loss and waste at every step of the value chain, starting with farms. Therefore, it is very important to observe the fruit and vegetable sector holistically as a necessary part of the food system, going beyond its nutritional benefits, and also to observe their social, economic and environmental benefits.
“Fresh India Show would draw attention to the systematic actions and approaches that need to be taken across the food system of fruits and vegetables to confirm their safe consumption and to deliver better nutritional outcomes and healthy eating for all. world, ”Naqvi said.
In a recent discussion on the initiative Dr. SK Malhotra, Commissioner Horticulture, Government of India expressed his joy at the chosen topic as it was very important in the current context. Speaking of Dr Sridhar Dharmapuri, Senior Food Safety and Nutrition Officer, FAO, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand, he said: “We were together at FAO when the meeting of the FAO Committee on Agriculture has been declared that the year 2021 should be considered as “the International Year of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables”.
Referring to Gokul Patnaik, President of Global AgriSystem Pvt. Ltd. on the question of achieving a record level of production of fruits and vegetables and other horticultural crops, he shared the latest figures. India produced 319.5 million tonnes of horticultural products
Therefore, it is very important to observe the fruit and vegetable sector holistically as a necessary part of the food system, going beyond its nutritional benefits, and also to observe their social, economic and environmental benefits. Different actors can help make fruits and vegetables more accessible, inexpensive and available. Spending on the cold chain, R&D and digital innovation can significantly improve the sector.
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