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Question1: What is an Agri Export Zone?
Answer1: Agri Export Zone means a comprehensive view of a particular produce/ product located in a geographically contiguous area for the purpose of developing and sourcing raw materials, their processing/packaging, leading to final exports. The entire effort is centered on a cluster approach of identifying the potential products, geographical region in which these products are grown and adopting an end-to-end approach of integrating the entire process, right from the stage of production till it reaches the consumption stage.
Question2: What is the importance of AEZ?
Answer2: The primary objective of an Agri-Export Zone is to provide remunerative returns to farmers on a sustained basis by improved access to exports. The emphasis of the scheme is on market orientation. It starts with identification of products, which have a good export potential, devising strategies for market penetration and niche marketing, and then taking necessary steps to exploit the market potential. The implementation of projects under the Agri-Export Zone is expected to result in bringing down cost of production, enhance product acceptability and competitiveness in the international market and better price realization for agro products.
Question3: What are the major benefits by setting up an Agricultural export zones?
Answer3: - Strengthening of backward linkages with a market oriented approach.
- Product acceptability and its competitiveness abroad as well as in the domestic market.
- Value addition to basic agricultural produce.
- Bring down cost of production through economy of scale.
- Better price for agricultural produce.
- Improvement in product quality and packaging.
- Promote trade-related research and development.
- Increase employment opportunities.
Question4: What is Biological Pest Control?
Answer4: Biological pest control is control of a particular pest by a specially chosen living organism. This chosen organism might be a predator, parasite, or disease, which will attack the harmful insect. It is a form of manipulating nature to increase a desired effect. A complete Biological Control program may range from choosing a pesticide, which will be least harmful to beneficial insects, to raising and releasing one insect to have it attack another, almost like a "living insecticide".
Question5: Can you enumerate the advantages of Biological Pest Control?
Answer5: This, method of pest control, can be used as a part of an overall integrated pest management (IPM) program to reduce the environmental, legal, and public safety hazards of chemicals. In addition, it may be a more economical alternative to some insecticides. Some biological control measures can actually prevent economic damage to agricultural crops. As biological controls are often very specific for a particular pest, other helpful insects, animals, or people can go completely unaffected or undisturbed by their use. There is less danger of impact on the environment and water quality.

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