Fruit importer IG International signs deal with Israeli company to grow pome and stone fruits
IG International, a major Indian fresh fruit importer, has signed an agreement with Ben Dor Fruits and Nurseries, to grow stone fruit and pome fruit plantations in India.
The deal, which is essentially a license to grow the fruit, will help cultivate one million “superior” plants exclusively in India, according to a statement from IG International. IG International has a well-connected supply chain to source ‘best breed’ fruit from 22 countries.
Founded in 1880, Ben Dor has been dedicated to developing the fields of variety cultivation, nursery and orchard cultivation of hardwoods, mainly stone fruits. The Israeli company develops new fruit varieties with particular emphasis on flavor and aroma.
The statement, however, did not specify the value of acquiring the license.
The biggest deal
Tarun Arora, Director of Finance and Operations at IG International, said: “This is one of the biggest deals in plant genetics and nurseries. Ben Dor has world superior plant genetics. Values and strategy fully align with our vision.
The Israeli company said India was strategically important to it in the coming decades for the development of the high-quality plantation. He hopes to have a positive impact on the Indian agricultural sector.
For more information: www.iginternational.net