What is the Full Form of AGMARK?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The full form of AGMARK is Agriculture Marketing. AGMARK is a certification mark to confirm the grading standard of agricultural commodities. It was started in 1937 by the Indian Government also called Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act and then amended in 1986 to add more goods. In India, there are 222 (up to 2022) agricultural products that have been certified by AGMARK.

AGMARK Full Form

AGMARK stands for Agriculture Marketing. It is the certification mark that guarantees the quality of agricultural products in India. The standards of AGMARK are based on the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (FSSAI Act 2006). AGMARK is provided by the Directorate of Marketing and Inspection, Government of India for agricultural products. Let us look at some of the objectives of AGMARK that are mentioned below.

  • The main objective of AGMARK is to provide quality and unadulterated agricultural products to consumers.
  • This grading system is used for both domestic and international purposes.
  • Products such as cereals, oilseeds, vegetable oils, honey, butter, besan, atta, fruits, vegetable, etc. are covered under AGMARK certification.
  • The standards used for AGMARK are used to differentiate between quality and 2-3 grades are prescribed for each commodity.
  • Up to the year 2022, a total of 222 agricultural commodities have been notified that are to be certified as AGMARK products.


What is the Full Form of AGMARK?

Agriculture Marketing is the full form of AGMARK.The AGMARK is a grading scheme that is compulsory for edible oils and fats spread products. The goods which come under AGMARK are ghee, mustard oil, olive oil, besan, atta, honey, spices, etc. the number of commodities listed for AGMARK sign as of 2022 is 222.

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