Wednesday, October 21, 2020

AYO & KMC initiates Wednesday organic market for local vendors

AYO market scaled

Kohima, September 9: With the intention to promote local produce and products with focus on its promotion to generate and establish a sustainable local economy with the theme “Go organic, buy local,” the Angami Youth Organisation (AYO) in collaboration with Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) has initiated Wednesday market for the local vegetable sellers at Kohima Local Ground.
AYO volunteer in-charge Zakie Khate said taking advantage of COVID-19 pandemic, AYO and KMC have collaborated to provide the potential organic farmers to come together and sell their products every Wednesday.
This, he hoped would provide a platform for the customer to buy organic vegetables and also other local products. He informed that farmers from other districts besides Kohima would also be joining subsequently.
Gracing the occasion, Angamimiapfu Mechu Krotho, Kevinourheno Seyie, who is also the chairman of Kohima District Agriculture Production Marketing Committee (APMC) lauded the effort of AYO and KMC for providing the platform to the local women vendors. “Local producers dealing with organic crops need to be promoted,” she said.
She stressed on the need for the vendors to improve the packaging and better display of products in order to attract customers. Emphasizing that they avoid use of plastic, she also appealed to the vendors to maintain proper hygiene.
As APMC chairperson of the district, she said the committee has been stressing on price control so that buyers do not have complaints against local farmers.
She was accompanied by Kohima district APMC member secretary
Leaders of Angami Public Organisation along with AYO and KMC officials were present. (Page News Service)