Development of Micro Food Processing Sector through Food Processing Entrepreneurship in Manipur

Angam Raleng(College of Food Technology, Central Agricultural University, Imphal, Manipur, India)
Ngangkham Joykumar Singh(College of Food Technology, Central Agricultural University, Imphal, Manipur, India)

Abstract


Micro Food processing industry is gaining its momentum in the recent years in Northeast India and particularly in Manipur. This sector plays a vital role in connecting the bridge between the agricultural produce and the entrepreneurship development. The region bestows by the abundance of unique and rich horticultural produce gives thrust to developing the food processing sector in the region. Government schemes and projects also add to the development of the sector and to the food entrepreneur by providing financial, technical and business support. The state sharing its border with the Myanmar has a significant impact on the food processing industry particularly in terms of marketing and trading aspects. Food Entrepreneurs should enhance their work on diversifying the horizons of the value added products, increasing job opportunities, marketing and technical skills etc. which will ultimately help in developing the food processing industry in the state.


Keywords


Micro food processing sector; Food entrepreneurship; Food processing; Marketing; Manipur

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References


National Horticulture Board (NHB) (www.nhb.org.in)

Singh Kh R, Basudha Ch, Ningombam A, Punitha P, Singh T B, Singh I M and Prakash N. 2017. Training manual on Entrpreneurship and skill development on market driven production and processing of high value crops of NEH Region. Publication No. RCM (TM)-200 pages. ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat, Imphal-795004

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.36956/njas.v3i2.356

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