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Central Institute of horticulture was established in the year 2006 for the holistic development of horticulture sector in the North East Region. Located at Medziphema, Nagaland about 30 km from Dimapur city and 44 km from the capital city Kohima the Institute spreads over an area of 43.50 hectare. The main thrust areas of the Institute are refinement and demonstration of identified technologies pertaining to the region; production and supply of quality seed and planting material; training and capacity building of state govt. officials, field functionaries and farmers on different aspects of horticulture development including organic farming, monitoring of centrally sponsored programmes in the area of horticulture, post harvest management, processing, value addition, marketing and agribusiness promotion.




To emerge as the pioneering, innovative, farmer focused and self-supporting institute in the country.



To provide excellent, innovative and relevant training to all the stakeholders so as to empower individuals and enable horticulture industry to bring about socio-economic development and sustainability in North East Region.




ž ž  Capacity building by training of trainers and farmers/beneficiaries.

ž   Demonstration of improved production technologies.

ž ž  Accreditation and certification of nurseries in NER

ž    Follow-on extension support in the field of horticulture.

ž   Promotion of organic cultivation of horticulture crops.

ž   Establishing convergence and synergy among programmes in the field of horticulture.

ž ž  Monitoring of centrally sponsored programmes in the area of horticulture.


                                                            FOCUS AREAS

žž   žTraining of State Govt. officials and farmers/beneficiaries of North Eastern Region.
ž   Production and supply of quality planting material.
ž   Accreditation and certification of nurseries in NER
ž   Transfer of technology through method and result demonstration and publication of folders, manuals, leaflets etc
ž    Promotion of organic farming.
ž    Post harvest, marketing and agri-business promotion through exhibition, seminars, workshop, exposure trip, buyers’ seller meet.
ž   Coordination with state horticulture departments of NER and other National organizations.
ž   Monitoring of centrally sponsored programmes in the area of horticulture 


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