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The presentation highlights the policy imperative for agricultural infrastructure and capacity development in North East India.

The presentation highlights the policy imperative for agricultural infrastructure and capacity development in North East India.

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  • 1. North East India: Policy Imperative for Agri Infrastructure and capacity development Dr.M.Islam Barbaruah Chief Development Strategist, FARMER ( Fellowship for Agri Resource Management and Entrepreneurship Research ) Global Agri Connect-2011, New Delhi
  • 2. Understanding North East……..  Strategic Location : Opportunities Vs Threat  Political dynamics and Leadership : Role of numerous tribes, The divide with mainland and feeling of alienation  Predominant Agri and Natural Resource linked Growth  Importance of Bio-diversity.  The population density, topography, climate and Communication Infrastructure.  Social Systems, Traditional Practices, including ownership of assets.  Natural constraints of Productivity and supply chain constraints e.g. Aggregation of produce.  Predominance of First Generation Entrepreneurs Global Agri Connect-2011, New Delhi
  • 3. The key challenge ! Global Agri Connect-2011, New Delhi Handling of regional disparity in development between states of North Eastern Region (NER) and mainland India.
  • 4. The Approach: (1) Global Agri Connect-2011, New Delhi From investment allocation to allocation determined by the needs of the people…..
  • 5. The Approach: (2) Global Agri Connect-2011, New Delhi Building local capacity / Skills to implement projects primarily in the field of Infrastructure.
  • 6. What is included under Agricultural Infrastructure? :  Basic Services e.g. Irrigation  Facilities e.g. Markets, Cold storage, Soil Testing laboratory  Equipments e.g. Grain dryers, Tractors  Institutions e.g. Banks  ……? Global Agri Connect-2011, New Delhi Investment in Agri Infrastructure is the best conduit of development. Since It plays intrinsic and indirect role in the development process, this ‘mantra’ is often ignored.
  • 7. Glimpse of Changing face of Agriculture in North East. Global Agri Connect-2011, New Delhi A buzzing weekly Paddy market in Assam Black paper Production in Tea Gardens of Assam
  • 8. Glimpse of Changing face of Agriculture in North East. ( Contd.) Global Agri Connect-2011, New Delhi Strawberry, Pineapple, Turmeric Production in Meghalaya
  • 9. Glimpse of Changing face of Agriculture in North East.( Contd.) Global Agri Connect-2011, New Delhi Apple, Kiwi and OSV Production in Arunachal Pradesh
  • 10. Glimpse of Changing face of Agriculture in North East.( Contd.) Global Agri Connect-2011, New Delhi Naga King Chilly cultivation and Contract growing of MAP in Nagaland
  • 11. Glimpse of Changing face of Agriculture in North East ( Contd.) Global Agri Connect-2011, New Delhi Floriculture in Sikkim and Mizoram
  • 12. Glimpse of Changing face of Agriculture in North East ( Contd.) Global Agri Connect-2011, New Delhi Rubber Production in Tripura
  • 13. The policy imperative for Agri Infrastructure development in North East India  Equitable investment in all states to prevent sub regional imbalance in growth.  Facilitation of information dissemination and stakeholder engagement for strong monitoring of investments.  Incentive and Capacity Development for decentralized infrastructure planning and execution.  Augmentation of collaboration amongst Institutions for assessment of operating environments, improvement in quality of production statistics, analysis of trends and future needs. Global Agri Connect-2011, New Delhi
  • 14.  Investment mobilization for skill development to manage infrastructures.  Facilitation of R&D on appropriate technology, knowledge flow for quality and Sustainability of Infrastructure.  Incentive to private sector for infrastructure investment in developed areas.  Interlinking / integration of infrastructure projects with scientific studies. Global Agri Connect-2011, New Delhi The policy imperative for Agri Infrastructure development in North East India ( Contd.)
  • 15. Capacity Development Framework: Global Agri Connect-2011, New Delhi Technical Capacities Dimensions Functional Capacities Individuals Organizational Environment Planning &Team Building Capacity Knowledge Integration Capacity Negotiation & Partnering Capacity Implementation Capacity Developing Local Capacity to Plan and implement Projects : Diagram Source: FAO
  • 16. farmerneindia@gmail.com Or barbaruah73@yahoo.co.in Global Agri Connect-2011, New Delhi