26 Feb, 2018
Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu launched a database of export-oriented aquaculture farms, along with e-Spice Bazaar at the Partnership Summit. This project aims to ensure traceability of Indian spice farmers in international markets. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Visakhapatnam MP Kambhampati Haribabu attended this event.
Meanwhile, the Spices Board has launched e-Spice Bazaar that will determine the quality and price of their produce for export in the international markets. Chairman of Spices Board, Jayathilak said “The e-Spice Bazaar ensures total integration of all the agencies involved in spices production and exports. The farmers are also helped through technological advice from scientists in universities and other research stations.”
The e-Spice Bazaar Farmer Traceability Project, being executed with support from the Central Government’s Department of Electronics, seeks to incorporate all commercial spices grown in the country, bring spice farmers in the global supply chain with identification of traceability at source, and generate direct linkage with exports to get a premium price
The project currently covers 52,000 chili and turmeric farmers in Prakasam and Guntur districts of AP and Khammam and Warangal of Telangana. In addition to chili and turmeric farmers in these four districts, the portal of the project also has the database of pepper and turmeric farmers from the tribal belt of Vizag Agency area and curry leaf growers of Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam districts.