Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday signed an agreement for India's participation in ANUGA, an international exhibition for food industry in Germany in October.
"It gives us the opportunity to showcase our strengths and opportunities to an international audience," a release quoted her as saying.
"Food diplomacy will bridge many differences and transform the lives of the farmers."
She said development of food processing industries will help achieve the target of doubling farmers' income by 2022.
"We need to upgrade our farming techniques and need investment not only in food processing but also in farming technologies. We also need to learn from the West on how to control waste at harvest and transportation stages," the Minister said.
While ANUGA 2015 had 135 Indian exhibitors, more than 200 Indian companies are expected to participate in ANUGA 2017.
In ANUGA 2017, e-commerce in food industry will be focused for the first time.
ANUGA (General Food and Non-essential Provisions Exhibition) is the world's biggest and most important trade fair for food and beverage trade.
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