A Saskatchewan trade mission is heading to India on Saturday.
Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership will include a contingent of Saskatchewan exporters in India and the United Arab Emirates.
Agriculture minister Lyle Stewart will lead the mission during the India portion of the trip.
He says market development is a key purpose of the trip.
Chris Dekker is the president of Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership.
He says India and the United Arab Emirates are important customers for Saskatchewan pulse crops.
Saskatchewan exported 1.5 billion dollars worth of pulse crops to India last year.
The trade mission will include two major food forums, one in India and another in the United Arab Emirates.
The U.A.E. is the fifth largest market for Saskatchewan lentils and peas. The Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership mission runs from February 17th to 25th.