The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) on 7th May 2021 dispatched the Banganapalle mangoes in export consignment, which is a Geographical Indication (GI) registered product. The step was part of the Union government’s initiative to promote export of agricultural products having GI recognition.
About Banganapalle Mangoes
Banaganapalli Mangoes is a mango variety produced in Banaganapalle of Kurnool district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It was registered as one of the geographical indication from Andhra Pradesh on 3 May 2017, under horticultural products by Geographical Indication Registry.
About geographical indication (GI)
geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place.
About Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is an Apex-Export Trade Promotion Active government body set up by the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Government of India under the Agriculture and Processed Food products Export Development Authority. The Act was passed by Parliament in December 1985.