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Lack of market , storage pose problem for farmers
Published on 9 Mar. 2011 1:36 AM IST
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One-day seminar-cum-capacity building programme on ginger and pineapple was conducted on March 7 at ATMA training hall DAO’s office Dimapur.
DAO & PD (ATMA) Dimapur N. Wetsah, addressing the farmers and said huge quantities of pineapple and ginger is produced in Nagaland but goes wasted due to lack of proper marketing and storage facilities.
Stating that farmers are facing problems for disposal of their products DAO requested NERAMAC, Guwahati and EIM, Kolkata people to help farmers community with the available service and facilities including preparation of DPR. The inaugural session was chaired by Ashok. B. Angadi, Sr. Marketing Manager, NERAMAC Ltd,
The chief guest Rose Jamir, managing director NIDC mentioned that priority should be focused on processing sector so that the farmers produce does not go wasted.
She said that entrepreneurs should have good linkages. Susmit Mitra, the resource person from Eastern Institute of Management, highlighted about the prospects of fruit industry in the North East. Vote of thanks was delivered by Suresh from Jeevan Initiatives.
In the technical session, the resource person Susmit Mitra covered topics on potentials of ginger and pineapple processing and industries in Nagaland, value addition, post harvest managements, marketing, entrepreneurship, constraints in market linkages, strengthening, identification and organizing resources in such a way that the consumers are satisfied which ultimately would lead to successful agri-business. Over 60 entrepreneurs, APMC members and Officials attended the programme.
The programme was jointly organized by NERAMAC (North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Ltd) and ATMA-Dimapur on PPP mode sponsored by ministry of food processing industries government of India and facilitated by Jeevan initiatives.

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