Agro Processing Sector

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Topics: Marketing, Cashew, Nut, India
Table of Contents
1. AGRO-PROCESSING: AN INTRODUCTION 3
2. GROWTH OF AGRO PROCESSING SECTOR 3
3. GOVERNMENT POLICIES 4
4. SWOT ANALYSIS FOR AGRO-PROCESSING INDUSTRY 6
5. GOAL 2015 7
6. ORGANISATION-VAPCOL 8
7. PRODUCT: CASHEW-NUT 9
7.1 Cashew industry in India: An Overview 10
7.2 Supply chain of Cashew product marketed by Vapcol 11
7.3 Value Addition Process 12
7.4 Sales and distribution and Marketing of Cashew nut 12
REFERENCES 13

List of tables
Table 1: Agro-Processing Industries in India—Growth, Status and Prospects 4
Table 2: Product-Portfolio of VAPCOL 9

List of figures
Figure 1: Cashew production, consumption, export, import trend 10
Figure 2: State wise domestic production trend 11
Figure 3: Procurement channel of Cashew 12
Figure 4: Flow chart of Cashew processing 12 1. AGRO-PROCESSING: AN INTRODUCTION
As per definition, Agro processing is a set of techno-economic activities, applied to all the produces, originating from agricultural farm, livestock, aqua cultural sources and forests for their conservation, handling and value-addition to make them usable as food, feed, fibre, fuel or industrial raw materials. This specific sector has experienced expansion during last five decades, starting with a handful of facilities which were mainly operating at domestic/cottage level. If properly developed, agro-processing sector can make India a major player at the global level for marketing and supply of processed food, feed and a wide range of other plant and animal.
The scope of the agro-processing industry encompasses all operations from the stage of harvest till the material reaches the end users in the desired form, packaging, quantity, quality and price. Agro-processing is now regarded as the ‘sunrise sector’ of the Indian economy due to its large potential for growth and likely socio economic impact specifically on employment and income generation. While up to 14 per cent of the total work force is engaged in agro-processing...

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