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APEDA upgrades the GrapeNet for exports value chain

  • Be N By IAS, Delhi
  • 16, Feb 2021
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For: GS-3: Economy, Agriculture


APEDA upgrades the GrapeNet to ensure secured, scalable and cost effective interface in the exports value chain.

About GrapeNet:

  • The GrapeNet is a web based certification and traceability software system for monitoring fresh grapes exported from India to the European Union.
  • APEDA can trace details of the consignment right upto the farm plot level. After integration Blockchain, GrapeNet will be more secure.
  • It collects, stores and reports, forward and backward traces and quality assurance data entered by the stakeholders within the Grapes supply chain in India.
  • It is a first of its kind initiative in India that has put in place an end-to-end system for monitoring pesticide residue, achieve product standardization and facilitate tracing back from retail shelves to the farm of the Indian grower.

APEDA upgrades the GrapeNet:

  • In a bid to ensure cyber security protection for its traceability initiative, APEDA has adopted next generation Blockchain and Cloud migration enabled GrapeNet System which would ensure a secured, scalable and cost effective interface for all the stakeholders in the exports value chain.
  • Benefit of Blockchain: It will help track all the activities and steps involved in the grapes lifecycle process, right from the allocation of the farms for production of the grapes to the point of grapes being delivered to the customers.


  • It is a shared, immutable ledger that facilitates the process of recording transactions and tracking assets in a business network.
  • The technology is ideal for delivering that information because it provides immediate, shared, and completely transparent information stored on an immutable ledger that can be accessed only by network members.
  • A Blockchain network can track test reports, consignments, production, and much more. And because members share a single view of the truth, they can see all details of a transaction end-to-end, giving them greater confidence, as well as new efficiencies and opportunities.

APEDA-Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority :

  • It is an authority established under an act of parliament.
  • It is under the administrative control of Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • It has been mandated with the responsibility of export promotion and development of the scheduled products:
  • It replaced the Processed Food Export Promotion Council (PFEPC).
  • APEDA has been entrusted with the responsibility to monitor import of sugar.