IMPHAL, April 17 - A two-day Buyer and Seller Meet cum workshop for agriculture and horticulture products with special focus on organic products of Manipur was inaugurated at City Convention Centre by Minister for Horticulture and Soil Conservation, Forest and Environment and MAHUD Th Shyamkumar here on Monday.
The event has been organised by Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA), Department of Horticulture and Soil Conservation under the sponsorship of Agricultural and Processed Food Product Export Development Authority and Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers� Welfare.
In his speech Minister Shyamkumar said that he is optimistic that the increasing demand for high-value organic products of the State will create market, providing necessary impetus and opportunity for the farmers to generate economic growth and gainful employment.
MOMA has been implementing the scheme Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Region under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers� Welfare since 2015-16 in the State. The scheme aims at promotion and production of certified organic commodities focusing on export oriented crops, viz., Tamenglong orange, Kachai lemon, pineapple, King chilli, ginger, turmeric and Chak-hao (Black aromatic rice) covering a total area of 5,000 hectare involving 5,000 farmers.