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FarmSoft guides users through the fresh produce handling procedures to ensure the safest, highest quality fruit and vegetables with minimum waste. From quality control, waste analysis, to fresh produce labeling – FarmSoft delivers for professional fruit and vegetable processors and packers. Download FarmSoft’s Fresh Produce Traceability India specifications here.
Professionally manage and monitor all post harvest processes including quality control, storage, inventory, sorting, grading, washing, packing, sales, invoice, and dispatch.
FarmSofts’ Fresh Produce Traceability India version is available India wide. This international grade traceability solution manages all fresh produce handling from the delivery of fresh produce the pack shed or factory, through all of the subsequent processes such as storage, washing, sorting, grading, packing, value adding, and sales and distribution. FarmSoft was originally developed for Australian, Canadian, and US markets, and has since been adapted to suit countries including Turkey, South Africa, Kenya, New Zealand, Egypt and others.
FarmSofts’ FarmSoft Fresh Produce Traceability India software also delivers extensive and flexible labeling of fresh produce to meet many international standards and de-facto standards.
FarmSofts’ FarmSoft Fresh Produce Traceability India delivers improvements in fresh produce food safety, and helps to reduce waste in the packing process.
FarmSoft has been tried and tested on not only the Indian market, but in over 14 other countries worldwide. The FarmSoft team has collaborated with fresh produce processors and packers to bring never before seen levels of food safety and profit enhancement tools to Indian fresh produce and food handling businesses including farms, packing and processing, and food manufacturers.
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Indian farming company works to increase traceability for 20th anniversary
Desai Fruits and Vegetables (DFV), a Gujarat based contract farming company, is celebrating its 20th anniversary as India's leading supplier of quality bananas. With a volume of more than 80,000 MT and total exports of over 2,500 containers in FY20, the company has retained the title of 'Banana King' over the years.
Left: Ajit Desai, founder and director; right: Marco Klinge, CEO DFV.
Witnessing two decades of growth, the company also announced its new strategy to become a vertically integrated fruit company with full traceability of its products for end-consumers. To ensure end-to-end control of the entire supply chain and ensure that products arrive in the best quality at the doorstep of the customers in India and export markets, the company is investing in technology, logistics, and infrastructure assets. To improve quality and production economics, the company is also rolling out a highly inclusive 'partnership farming model' with fully controlled production hubs introducing state of the art farming methods and providing educational and financial services to the surrounding farming community combined with secured off-take for their produce. This model will contribute to uplifting the rural community cluster by cluster.
"We plan to reinforce infrastructure considerably. We will invest in pack-houses for processing & packaging of fresh produce and build state-of-the-art ripening chambers to provide safe and hygienic fresh produce for consumption," Ajit added.
On its anniversary, the company also announced its strategy to strengthen its multi-fruit model backed by a robust supply chain and distribution network. The company will continue focusing on bananas and expand further into a wide range of tropical and other fruits.
Marco Klinge, Chief Executive Officer at DFV said, "We are working closely with the farmer community to improve quality and increase farmers' livelihoods. The company's unique and socially responsible 'partnership farming model' ensures controlled production to provide consistent volume and quality. This model will be expanded to a wider range of fruits in the future. Today we are associated with more than 3,000 farmers spread across villages in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu, providing DFV with a strong base and a harvesting potential of more than 100,000 MT per annum. DFV has long-established links with farmers and is the benchmark for sustainable and socially responsible contract farming, offering a win-win situation for individual and small farmers.”
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India: Mobile app to help production, traceability monitoring
In today’s digital age all sectors are growing rapidly and connecting each other by using mobile and internet technology. The aim of Seven Star is to provide a digital solution to growers for improving traceability in production. The company is committed to food safety and would like to ensure that every pack of their produce is traceable back to farm level.
A new mobile app called "Farm View" has been launched, which is easy to operate for Seven Star growers, agronomists, along with the production & marketing team. It will help Seven Star monitor farmer field activity & documentation for export of Grapes, Pomegranate and Mango.
This will be the second time that the company will be present at AFL in Hong Kong with a continued major focus on the Asian market.
The company is looking to expand their business to new destinations and are looking for greater access in China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan & Singapore for products such as grapes & pomegranates.
Seven Star is also focusing on banana plantations and hope to launch their new product line in September 2016 at Asia Fruit Logistica, Hong Kong.
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India: New fresh produce supply chain platform
A new platform has been created to manage the fresh produce supply chain. The platform, called FEEDS, comes out of a collaboration between
Mumbai’s Tech Mahindra and German software giant SAP.
FEEDS will create a connected supply chain capable of tracking and maintaining food freshness during each step in the supply process. Tech Mahindra has cited a “lack of real time visibility and traceability” in the current produce supply chain
FEEDS is aimed at helping food manufacturers and large retailers reduce their wastage and improve the shelf life of fresh products.
The platform is built on SAP’s HANA Cloud platform and utilises IoT, Big Data and Mobility to create a minute-by-minute picture of the supply chain.
Rudolf Held, Vice President, Head of Global SAP Co-Innovation Labs, said in a statement: "FEEDS is part of the partner led co-innovation with SAP Co-Innovation Labs. This partnership demonstrates Tech Mahindra's commitment to provide sector focused digital transformation."
New policy to boost India's organic food exports
India is creating its own organic products policy with clearly defined safety standards, traceability norms, soil certification guidelines and good agricultural practices. The aim of the new policy is to boost exports of agricultural products and processed food from the country.
The good agricultural practices (GAP) followed by countries such as the US, Brazil, the Netherlands and France are being studied by trade experts and officials to generate adequate inputs for the policy, a government official told BusinessLine. The Commerce Ministry is framing the policy in collaboration with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
“The idea is to have one uniform policy for the organic products sector so that domestic consumers as well as foreign buyers gain confidence that the items that are being sold to them as organic meet certain laid down standards,” the official added.
While the global organic food market is estimated at an annual $72 billion, exports from India are a mere $298 million. India exports mostly to the US, Europe, Korea, Australia, New Zealand and countries in South East Asia.
In India, organic products for exports are certified by various certifying agencies accredited by the National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP), India, under Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Agency (APEDA). For organic products sold in the domestic market, the certification process is largely voluntary, but FSSAI and Agmark are taking some steps to regulate it, the official added.
Certification of organic soil in the country is a problem as there are no domestic certification agencies for that and the services of foreign certifying agents is use to certify the soil.
With a proper policy in place, the process of cross checking guidelines by importing countries would become smoother. The same guidelines would also apply on items for exports, imports and domestic market.
Traceability of inputs, especially in case of processed food to determine if all ingredients in a certified organic product are also organic, is also expected to improve once the policy is in place, the official added.
India produced around 1.35 million tonnes of certified organic products which includes all varieties of food products such as sugarcane, oil seeds, cereals & millets, cotton, pulses, medicinal plants, tea, fruits, spices, dry fruits, vegetables and coffee.
Indian grape exports up 21% from April to October
India’s grapes export went up by 21 percent between April and October 2019, due to an increase in demand from European countries. This could take place after Indian exporters ensured quality and traceability with improvement in their farm practices.
Data compiled by the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCI&S) under the Ministry of Commerce showed India’s fresh grapes exports stood at 43,622 tonnes for the period between April and October of 2019 in comparison with 36,180 tonnes of grapes export for the corresponding period in 2018. Exports of mango and other fresh fruits, including citrus and seasonal ones, have also risen by 12.3 per cent and 37 per cent in volume terms.
Overall export of fruits from India rose by 30 per cent to 310,286 tonnes in the first seven months of FY20 as against 238,955 tonnes in the same period of FY19.
“There is a huge demand of Indian fruits in European countries. Exporters have joined farmers to adopt better farm practices which ensure quality as prescribed by importing countries. Farmers have developed skills for better post-harvest management of fruits by up-scaling storage facilities, transportation and market linkages. This has started yielding positive results,” said Sharad Bhalerao, managing director, Ajinkya Agro Exports, a fruit exporter from Nashik, Maharashtra.
Despite an increase in overall shipment, Indian exporters are worried about the availability of fruits due to reports of massive crop damage by unseasonal rainfalls this year. In Nashik, for example, experts predict 10-15 per cent grape plants have been damaged during December rainfall.
India: Sam Agri commissions new facility for year-round pomegranate supply
Over the past six years, Sam Agri’s major business focus has been on the prepared fresh fruit segment consisting of pomegranate arils & fresh cut coconut chunks. The company caters to the retail requirements of major super market chains in the UK, EU, USA, Middle East and South East Asia.
The prepared fruit sector has seen significant growth in both the Western and Asian retail market segments, as people are switching to healthier and convenience foods across the globe. In markets like the UK and US, prepared fruit and salads business is witnessing double digit growth, providing tremendous opportunities for players like Sam Agri.
Sam Agri is keen to align with new partners in US and North American markets to capture the increasing demand for prepared fruit and in order to do that, have invested in developing state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities meet standards of food safety regulations and the internal technical standards of developed countries and also the private independent standards of large super market chains in UK and EU.
The latest addition being an exclusive new facility with all required features as mandated by global food safety standards further underlines the commitment of Sam Agri to be a leader in prepared-fruit segment and Pomegranate Arils in particular.
Production capacities of the company have more than doubled from 7mt/week to 15mt/week with complete product traceability systems in place.
Looking at the growing demand for the prepared foods in Asian cities like Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kaulalampur etc the company is focusing on special efforts to increase its marketing network in Asian markets including India and China, which are witnessing rapid urbanization and demand of convenience health foods.
The continued R & D efforts of the company is expected to add few more fresh cut products to their product range, as India’s rich and varied climatic zones provide a huge potential for a wide-range of fruits to be produced. Sam Agri would like to replicate the success it achieved by being a pioneer in 365-day supply of Pomegranate Arils, to other fruit products as well.
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Underpinning fresh produce traceability by adding an extra layer of scientific validation
A New Zealand based scientific traceability company says businesses need to be aware of the risks of counterfeiting and fraud in fresh produce, as agricultural exports de-commoditise in favour of brand premium products.
"Australian (and New Zealand) agriculture continues to grow in export markets," Oritain Global Limited, Business Development Manager, Gordon Fisher said. "We are regarded as clean and green, with high-quality and food attributes that allow us to price it up to premium, and not compete on price. With the more claims that brands are making, of course, the risk of counterfeit also grows. The numbers for food fraud globally is estimated to be huge, it's a massive problem in export markets. Another interesting point is that brand origin is a major purchasing driver."
Oritain, whose name stems from the phrase 'proving origin, protecting reputations', was formed in Otago in 2008. Mr Fisher says the company's vision is to become the world's most trusted company at verifying scientific origin.
"We have grown, not just in Australia and New Zealand, but we have moved into Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States," he said. "Why are we hearing more about the importance of traceability? Well, in short, consumers are expecting it; with food safety, quality and similar points. Really, all of those points are becoming a must for businesses wanting to sustainably into the future. In traditional traceability, which tends to rely on labelling and barcodes, and packaging; genuine traceability is lost often once the packaging is tampered with. The Oritain solution is a scientific test of the physical product itself, and cannot be replicated."
Photo: Gordon Fisher explaining Oritain's services at the Citrus Outlook Forum in Melbourne
He added that the need for traceability solutions also provide the opportunity for producers to innovate and develop solutions. Oritain's methods basically compare a baseline sample collected on-farm, to what is sold at the destination market.
"Oritain tests the actual product for its very own 'origin fingerprint'," Mr Fisher said. "This fingerprint is based on different trace elements and isotopes that a product absorbs as a result of growing in a particular region. It is influenced by the soil, the bedrock, the sun, the wind and general weather. In the case of horticulture, we collect samples at the point of harvest, and our science team analyse these to determine the baseline origin fingerprint. Depending on the client's requirements, this could be a country of origin fingerprint, a geographical region fingerprint, or even down to a farm of origin fingerprint. In reality, if we collected samples from citrus in an orchard in Griffith, it would have a different origin fingerprint to citrus in Mildura - due to the physical location of the trees."
Mr Fisher says it then becomes insightful, as once the baseline origin is determined, then 'audit samples' are collected in the market from products that are claimed to be from the client's brand across various points in the supply chain.
"We then determine whether the samples collected match with the claimed origin or not," he said. "For example, is a navel orange actually grown in Australia? If it matches, it validates the integrity of the supply chain, however, if it does not, there is likely to be some element of fraud risk in the supply chain. We can't test every product, so we work with our client on a bespoke arrangement of where, and how often, we conduct in-market audits in the supply chain. Such an approach seems to act as a deterrent to those would-be fraudsters, and illustrate to the client the robustness of the supply chain."
However, the process does have some limits, according to the Business Development Manager, in that it does not test for individual DNA, meaning that a piece of fruit on its own cannot be tested without an original source to match it to. While in terms of organics, it cannot test whether a product is organic or not, but rather whether it was grown on an organically certified farm.
"Oritain does not claim to be a silver bullet, solving all fraud risk, in export markets," Mr Fisher said "Clearly, we know a lot of businesses have looked at things like blockchain and QR codes, or changing packaging regularly to stay ahead of the fraudsters. But due to their reliance on packaging and labelling of barcodes, there are limitations to this approach. What Oritain can do is underpin such endeavours, by adding that extra layer of scientific validation to support origin claims that appear on labels."