Central Institute of Horticulture, Nagaland organized a one day programme on Training Centre Inauguration cum Horticulture Stakeholders Meet on 14th June 2014. The training centre was formally inaugurated by Dr. S.K. Malhotra, Horticulture Commissioner, DAC, MoA, Govt. of India who graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The Guest of Honor in the inauguration programme was Prof. N S Jamir, Pro-Vice Chancellor, SASRD, Nagaland University. The invocation prayer was pronounced by Fr. Roy M D, Principal, SFS School, Medziphema. Welcome address was delivered by Dr. Lallan Ram, Director, CIH. Brief remark was given by Shri. Pawan Kumar, Joint Director, Dept. of Horticulture, Govt. of Nagaland. Shri. Atul Bhandakar, Executive Engineer, CPWD, gave the technical report on the construction of the building. The programme was attended by various department heads in Medziphema, state govt. Officials from agri. and allied departments, NGOs, entrepreneurs, farmers etc.
To further make the moment memorable, a Horticulture stakeholders meet was organized which was chaired by Dr. S.K. Malhotra, Horticulture Commissioner, DAC, Govt. of India and co-chaired by Prof. V.B. Singh, Dept. of Horticulture, SASRD, NU. The resource persons in the programme were Dr. N K Mohan, Chief Consultant, CIH, Shri. V Chelladurai, General Manager, NABARD, Dimapur, Shri. S K Singh, Deputy Director, National Horticulture Board, Guwahati, Shri. Letthang Misao, Farmer Representative, Shri. Kathi Chishi, Entrepreneurs Representative. The resource persons presented on various topics on promoting horticulture development. The stakeholders meet had 53 nos. of participants.
Workshop on SCM & Marketing of Agri/ Horti. Crops at Sikkim Central Institute of Horticulture (CIH) in collaboration with Govt. of Sikkim and ICCOA organized a 2 day workshop-cum-training on “Supply chain and marketing of agri./horti. crops” at ICAR Hall, Gangtok, Sikkim on 3rd and 4th Feb. 2011. Sikkim, a state in North East region, covering an area of 7096 sq.km with 5 lakh population, having 4 districts, 8 sub-districts, 160 blocks and 244 GPU, has declared the state as organic with a target of converting 50,000 ha by the year 2012.
This organic movement by the state , which is a big step forward to becoming one of the first in the country to be fully organic state , will be successful when every step from production to market linkage is properly taken care of. Keeping this in view, this workshop was held in the state. There were four resource persons, each of them an expert in their own field, representing the private sector, NGO and the government. A total of 90 participants comprising of state government officials, progressive farmers, farmers school participated in the workshop. The main objective of the workshop was to focus on understanding the dynamics of the business and the gaps in the supply chain and logistics, so as to bring out certain recommendation of strategies to address the issues.