Value Links Training : Enhancing Eco Dev through promoting value chains

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Dimapur, July 17: A 5-day training on value chains using an approach developed by the Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbHwas was held from July 9 to 13 in partnership with the Office of the Agriculture Production Commissioner (APC), Government of Nagaland. The training was organized under the Indo-German project‚ “Climate Change Adaptation-North Eastern Region (CCA-NER) “- in collaboration with the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDoNER).The training participants included government officials, research scholars and various organizations from states of Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Nagaland. The training introduced the participants to the approach of Value Links and was moderated by Alfons Eiligmann, IDC Unternehmensberatung GmbH, Lead trainer and Secretary of the International Value Links Association, Germany and Dr. Rajeev Sharma, member of the International ValueLinks Association, India.
The purpose of the training was to enhance the capacity of the field officers on areas of agriculture value chain; improve analytical skills on value chain production, market opportunities, challenges and risks and strengthen the capacity of field functionaries, to develop comprehensive business plan
Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region was represented by Mercy Epao, Director, MDoNER along with Temsunaro Aier, Additional Secretary, Agriculture, Government of Nagaland. Both of them voiced out that the training has a high relevance in areas of promoting farm produces from the North-East region.
TemsunaroAier also stressed the need of organizing such training for the policy makers which will better equip them in making comprehensive agriculture policies. Bendangyanger, CEO, Nagaland State Agriculture Marketing Board also attended the inaugural session.
ValueLinks is a brand name for an approach designed by the Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and used worldwide to assist practitioners in improving their understanding and skills to develop meaningful value chains for various produces. (Page News Service)