Friday, 6 February 2015

Envoy inaugurates Pakistan pavilion at 'Fruit Logistica 2015'

Pakistan's Ambassador to Germany, Syed Hasan Javed inaugurated Pakistan Pavilion at International Trade Fair of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables "Fruit Logistica 2015" on Thursday in Berlin. He went to each Pakistani stall and exchanged views with Pakistani Exhibitors about their products and a marketing strategy, said a message sent here.

He said the quality and nutrition value of Pakistan agri-products was quite good and met the international standards but there was a need to introduce latest techniques and technologies in the fruit and vegetable processing field to make them disease-free and increase their shelf life.

The representatives of the Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Marketing Association informed the Ambassador that the quality of Pakistani products had been improved as the latest technologies in the field of fruit and vegetable processing was being applied as well Value-added products had been introduced resulting in substantial increase in their export over the years. Ambassador said Pakistani 'Mangoes and Kinnow (mandarins) had niche in European markets and the exporters should make efforts to exploit their opportunity.

Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) facilitated seven exhibitors and also set up site office to assist them and other exhibitors in their business activities. Fruit Logistica Trade Fair provides a platform for business networking to importers and exporters, fruit & vegetable producers, wholesalers & retailers, packaging and handling specialists, and transport & logistic specialists from all over the world. This year 2,750 exhibitors form 83 countries, representing every link in the fresh produce supply chain, are participating and more than 60,000 trade visitors form over the 130 countries are expected to visit this three-day trade fair besides a large number of end consumers.

The year's best innovations will be presented with the 10th Fruit logistica innovation Award. Approx, 1.8 billion tonnes of fruit and vegetables were produced worldwide in 2014. Portugal is this year's official partner country.
Copyright Associated Press of Pakistan, 2015

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