FieldFresh to export frozen baby corn, chillies to UK, EU

FieldFresh Foods (P) Ltd, a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Del Monte Pacific Ltd, plans to export frozen baby corn and chillies to the UK and European countries in the current fiscal. These will be procured from the farmers of Punjab and Maharashtra, with whom FieldFresh is doing collaborative farming.

''In the last fiscal, we exported 1,500 tonnes of fresh baby corn to the UK and European countries. Buoyed by the response, we are planning to export frozen baby corn and chillies to these countries. It will be available in jars and cans,'' The Tribune quoted Rakesh Bharti Mittal, vice-chairman, Bharti Enterprises and co-founder, Bharti Foundation, a saying.

For the produce, it is working with 5,000 farmers in Punjab and Maharashtra. It also has an Agriculture Centre of Excellence (ACE) at Ladhowal, Ludhiana, which is one of the largest agricultural R&D facilities of its kind.

Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, today signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Cambridge to conduct corn and baby corn crop improvement research programme in India. The programme is scheduled to be funded by Bharti Foundation.