Trade Associations is an organization that is funded and founded by industries. It helps to grow specific businesses. Trade Association sets law and provides knowledge to companies to run their businesses nicely. It helps the company to build relationships with the public by advertising, political or charitable donations, education, and publishing. But the focus of the trade association is to collaborate between companies. A trade association is usually a non-profit organization. They organize meetings with its board members to discuss many issues related to taxation, prices, and shortages of raw materials, infrastructural issues, import and export issues, labor issues and many more.

  • 2,500%

    Total Indian Trade associations

Functions of Trade Associations are as follows

Educating members

One of the major functions of a trade association is to educate its members and improves its efficiency. As a member of the association, it will let you access their solution. Therefore it will teach you to run a profitable and successful business. Network, idea share, building an important relationship that will assist you to build a successful business. Trade associations provide classes, online resources, trade shows to educate you and your company to be the very best.

Having Trade Meetings

Trade associations offer information to the client in the field and give a huge chance to network with each other. It organizes trade shows where companies show their latest products or services. Trade shows also have seminars on different topics like training, networking, job opportunities, etc.

Providing Market Information

The functions of the Trade association are to provide market information to the members. It gives companies information about the customer’s preferences. Which product or services they like the most and which one they hate, which one is not up to their expectation- this kind of information trade associations provide to the members. Therefore, this information helps to build a specific product or service which satisfies all the demands of consumers. Trade associations also provide information about emerging business opportunities.

Obtaining Clients

The function of the Trade Association is to obtain clients. They obtain clients through trade shows, through emailing individuals in the field or through their websites. By organizing a trade show, the trade association has the opportunity to recruit clients to join and gain knowledge about their particular area. Many people join a trade association directly through their websites. Trade association collects information from the clients and emails them individually to offer them to join.

Serving as a Forum

One of the functions of a trade association is to serve as a forum. They open various forums to collect consumer feedback and complaints. A company can make a suitable and great product because the trade association shares this data with its members. It also serves as a forum where members can settle their disputes.

Food Processing Industry associations:


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 All India Food Processors' Association (AIFPA)


Agriculture & Organic Farming Group of India  


All India Organic Farmers Society




Indian Agricultural Universities Association


Indian Beverage Association


Agro Organizations & Professional Societies at the International Level

  • Tropical Agricultural Association (TAA)
  • Biotechnology Industry Organization
  • Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering (AAAE)
  • World Sustainable Agriculture Association (WSAA)
  • Agricultural Biotechnology Center
  • Agricultural Biotechnology for Sustainable Productivity (ABSP)
  • Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
  • Consortium for International Crop Protection (CICP)
  • Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
  • European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease
  • European Food Information Council
  • European Initiative for Biotechnology Education
  • FARM - Farm Animal Reform Movement
  • Institute of Food Research (IFR)
  • Institute of Food Science & Technology (UK)
  • Institute of Food Technologists'
  • International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)
  • International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
  • International Food Information Council (IFIC)
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • International Society for Ecology and Culture
  • National Agricultural Biotechnology Council (NABC)
  • Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
  • Media For Environment, Science, Health And Agriculture Association (MESHA)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • World Agricultural Information Centre (WAICENT) Portal
  • AGRIS/CARIS - Centre of Information Management for International Agricultural Research
  • World Food Summit
  • International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD)
  • UN International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • World Food Programme

Agro Associations/Organizations at the National Level

  • All India Shrimp Hatcheries Association
  • Cashew Export Promotion Council
  • Fertilizer Association of India
  • IDA - Indian Dairy Association
  • IPCA  - Pest Control Association of India
  • Indian Bio Organic Tea  - Organic tea producers association
  • Indian Center for Aquaculture & Fisheries Trade  - Aquaculture industry association
  • Jute Manufacturers Development Council - National agency for promotion of Jute
  • Agricultural Technology Marketing Agency (ATMA)
  • National Centre for Jute Diversification - Jute production enhancement agency
  • PMFAI - Indian Pesticides manufacturers & formulators association
  • Association of Agricultural Medicine and Rural Health
  • Indian Agro & Recycled Paper Mills Association (IARPMA)
  • Ferretilizer Association of India
  • Pesticides Association of India
  • Pesticides Manufacturers & Formulators Association of India (PMFAI)
  • Global Agro-Industries Forum (GAIF)
  • Seed Association of India
  • Indian Micro Fertilisers Manufacturers' Association of India
  • Biodisel Association of India
  • Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority
  • Marine products Export Development Authority
  • Tea Board
  • Coffee Board
  • Cashew Export Promotion Council
  • Coir Board
  • Spices Board

Agro Associations at Various State Levels in India

  • BOOE  - Oilseeds and Oils Exchange of Mumbai
  • Maharashtra State Agricultural Marketing Board
  • Maharashtra Association For The Cultivation Of Science
  • Marathawada Association of Small Scale Industries and Agriculture
  • Calcutta Tea Traders Association
  • Darjeeling Planters Association
  • KERAFED - Federation of coconut farmers in Kerala
  • Madurai Dairy - District cooperative milk producers union
  • Debons Agro Association,Kolhapur,Maharashtra,India
  • SIMA - Mills Association of South india
  • New Age Fruit Growers' Association (NAFGA) in Hoshiarpur
  • Abohar Fruit Growers' Association (AFGA).