Karnataka’s GI tagged Appemidi pickled mango has export potential
Experts claimed Karnataka’s distinctive tender pickled mango variety Appemidi has enormous export potential that should be used to enhance growers’ income.
R Ravindra, General Manager, APEDA Southern Region, stated campaigning and promotion were needed to showcase this unique species worldwide at the 2023 Appemidi Mango Diversity Fair. He added APEDA will promote Appemidi mangoes and other GI products worldwide. He said Appemidi pickles are exported, but the data is combined with other pickles.
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What exactly is GI goods India?
Geographical Indications of Goods are described as an attribute of industrial property that refers to a geographical indication relating to a country or a place located within that country as the country or place of origin of that product.
The ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticulture Research, Society for Promotion of Horticulture, APEDA, Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Right Authority (PPV&FRA), and Karnataka Science and Technology Academy organized the 2023 Appemidi Mango Diversity Fair.
UAS-Bengaluru Vice-Chancellor SV Suresha praised IIHR scientists for safeguarding this natural gift. GI-tagged, natural, and organic Appemidi can quadruple farmers’ revenue and provide off-work for farm women through value addition.
In Sirsi, Sagar, Siddapur, and Thirthahally, Karnataka, pickling mangoes are grown and sold for 4,000–5,000 tonnes per year, worth over ₹100 crore.
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Appemidi, which supply only 10% of market demand, are often blended with tender mangoes. Appemidi mangoes need long-term protection due to their high commercial potential and low fruit supply. ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru, has surveyed, gathered, and stored around 250 Appemidi mangoes.
ICAR’s ADG-Horticulture, VB Patel, stressed Appemidi’s Karnataka expansion to satisfy market demand and product diversification research.