Agri Business

Meet to discuss strategies to enhance farm value chain

Our Bureau Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on March 02, 2011

The Kudumbashree Mission for poverty eradication and women empowerment is organising a four-day workshop on ‘Agricultural value chain in Asia' at Alappuzha. The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (Unido) is spearheading the workshop that commenced on Tuesday, an official spokesman said here.


Experts from various Asian countries will discuss strategies to enhance farm value chain, ensuring effective gains to economically weaker sections. They will also evaluate the development potential of farm products right from the stage of processing and value-addition to marketing stage. The workshop will also consider topics such as the presence, impact and approaches of various organisations in this sector.


The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) is also a stakeholder in this workshop, which aims to give training sessions on capacity-building. Focus would be on evaluating, designing and implementing farm value-chains that jells most with the mission of poverty alleviation.

The Kerala State Planning Board Member, Dr K.N. Harilal, and the Kudumbashree Mission Executive Director, Ms Sharada Muralidharan, will participate in the workshop.

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Published on March 01, 2011
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