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Entrepreneurship Development Programme on Value Chain in Coconut 

An Entrepreneurship Development Programme for the selected young farmers and entrepreneurs from Lakshadweep islands onValue chain in coconut was inaugurated at ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kasaragod on 29.04.2019.  The programme sponsored by National Horticulture Board is envisaged to empower the selected young farmers and entrepreneurs from different Lakshadweep Islands to take up enterprises on production and marketing of coconut value added products and other coconut based enterprises for income and employment. Currently coconut sector in Lakshadweep islands mostly revolve around production and marketing of copra. In the Entrepreneurship Development Programmes the thrust will be for empowering  the young farmers from Lakshadweep islands for the formation of  Farmer Producer Companies to take up production and marketing various value added coconut products targeting domestic and export markets. Besides, these FPOs can make efforts to tap the potential for marketing coconut value added products as ‘Lakshadweep organic’ brand also.  As part of the programme it is proposed to train a total of 100 selected farmers and entrepreneurs in five batches.  Apart from the sessions at ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod, the trainees will be attached to the successful coconut based value addition units managed by entrepreneurs at different localities in Kerala. The inaugural function of the Entrepreneurship Development Programme for the first batch of participants held at ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kasaragod on 29.04.2019  was presided over by Dr. Anitha Karun, Actg. Director, ICAR-CPCRI.  Dr. K. N. Satheeshan, Associate Director of Research, Regional Agricultural Research Station, Pilicode inaugurated the programme.  Mr. S.S. Purty, Horticulture Officer, National Horticulture Board offered felicitations. Dr. C Thamban, Principal Scientist and Course Director welcomed the gathering and presented the outline of the Entrepreneurship Development Programme. Dr. Shameena Begum, Scientist (Food Processing) proposed vote of thanks.



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