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The North east Marketing Summit 2010, was organized with the objective to address the issues and challenges in agri./horti. crops marketing. Despite having enormous potential in production and cultivation of agri./horti. crops, there are several roadblocks, particularly in marketing these produce in North east region. The summit which was held from 15th – 18th December, 2010 was jointly organized by CIH, NHB, FICCI and Govt of Nagaland co-sponsored by NERAMAC, NEC and NABARD. Under the theme, “Issues and Challenges in agriculture sector”, the 4 day long summit deliberated on several significant topics in the sector. The rountable on “Restructuring the central schemes of NER” brought forward several suggestions as to how central schemes should be different w.r.t NE region demographics. The sub-theme on “Issues and challenges in agriculture marketing” brought forward the ground realities in marketing in the region and also some valuable suggestions came out of the discussions. A very important session under the sub theme “Tapping the organic agriculture potential of NE India” deliberated on strategies to tap the NE organic market with proper certification and supply chain management. Another very important session on “Food security vis-à-vis climate change” was conducted where the climate proofing of agriculture, strategies to adapt to the changing climate and ground experiences of farmers were discussed being discussed. The sub theme “Fostering agriculture entrepreneurship in NE India” highlighted several important points like the financial assistance provided by banks to entrepreneurs, strengthening agri-entrepreneurship, the opportunities available and commercialization of agri . business with support from entrepreneurs. The issues and challenges in food processing sector was highlighted under the sub theme, “Creating impetus to food processing sector in NER”. Here, the new initiatives in food processing sector and the strategies to promote food processing in NER were discussed. As a wrap up of the entire sessions of the 4 day long summit a very special session was conducted under the sub theme, “Way forward” where three groups, consisting all the stake holders in agriculture marketing, were constituted and the groups, deliberated on the several issues and made suitable recommendations. The summit also consisted of a very important interactive session for the farmers under the sub theme, “Farmers – scientist interaction” which was conducted from 16th – 18th December. A buyers and sellers meet was also organized on 17th December, 2010 where several horticultural crop growers interacted on one to one basis with 12 major companies from all over India. The summit brought forward several recommendations which are very much important in streamlining the entire agricultural marketing scenario of NE region. The summit was attended by 174 govt. officials, 52 APMC members, 51 resource persons/chairman & co-chairman, 147 from Institutions & organization, 148 farmers and 15 from others. For the “farmers’ scientists interaction”, there was a total of 1900 farmer participants. There were eminent resource persons from all over the country with expertise in different sectors of agriculture who shared their valuable knowledge and experiences to the participants.

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