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Realizing the potential of organic farming in the North Eastern Region of the country Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare has launched a Central Sector Scheme entitled “Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region" for implementation in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura, during the 12th plan period. The scheme aims at development of certified organic production in a value chain mode to link growers with consumers and to support the development of entire value chain starting from inputs, seeds, and certification, to the creation of facilities for collection, aggregation, processing marketing and brand building initiative.

Mission Objectives
A. To develop crop commodity-specific organic value chain and address gaps in organic crop production, wild crop harvesting, organic livestock management and processing handling and marketing of organic agricultural products through:
  1. Developing crop-specific organic production clusters with necessary infrastructural, technical and financial support.
  2. By facilitating partnerships between farmers and organic businesses: Local enterprises and/or Farmer Producer Companies based on back-to-back long-term trade relations with clients in domestic and export markets.
  3. By providing enabling environment for project initiatives and development programs with the necessary support for organic value chain development and creating market access.

B. To empower producers with program ownership by organizing them into Farmer Interest Groups (FIGs) with the final aim to federate into farmer-producer organizations/ companies.
C. To replace conventional farming/subsistence farming system into local resource-based, self sustainable, high value commercial organic enterprise.
D. Developing commodity-specific commercial organic value chain under an integrated and concentrated approach with end-to-end facilities for production, processing, storage and marketing.
E. Development of organic parks/zones with facilities for collection, aggregation, value addition, processing, storage and market-linkages for specific commodities requiring capital-intensive technology.
F. Develop NER products as brands/labels through brand building and facilitating stronger marketing access under the ownership of growers’ organizations/ companies.
G. Creating state specific lead agency (Organic Commodity Board or Organic Mission) for coordinating, monitoring, supporting and financing the development and operationalization of the entire value chain.

Project Strategies
  1. To mobilize commodity clusters and facilitate capacity building, hand holding, and infrastructure creation for on-farm input production, training on the package of practices and facilitating certification services to farmers.
  2. To facilitate the creation and linking of enterprises (local enterprises/ farmer producer companies) that can create and operate collection, aggregation and post-harvest processes, trade organic products and provide necessary services to farmers and work towards increasing their market.
  3. To set up lead agencies at central and state to partner with value chain supporting agencies, and service providers and institute business development consultancies. To provide access to information, know-how and finance and enable the enterprises to offer efficient services, support them in building required management capacities, and stimulate market growth.

Mission Implementation Structure
The scheme “Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region” will be implemented in a Mission mode. The Mission structure at the Government of India level will comprise of National Advisory Committee (NAC), Executive Committee (EC), Mission Monitoring Committee (MMC) and Mission Head Quarter at DAC&FW.

At the state level, the mission will be implemented by the State Level Executive Committee (SLEC) and executed through a designated state Lead Agency in the form of a state “Organic Commodity Board” or “Organic Mission”. The State Lead Agency shall function under the overall supervision of the Department of Agriculture/ Horticulture and State Lead Agency shall be manned by professional experts on contract.
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