Cold storage facility brings cheer to Uttarakhand apple growers

May 15, 2013 06:30 PM The apple project of Uttarakhand, which is a unique kind of an initiative, has succeeded in empowering the small farmers of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh by enabling them to move up the value chain, says Amar Singh Kafola, Farmer Director, KINCAID India.

Using ICTs to hunt better markets for apple farmers

May 15, 2013 06:20 PM Shri Jagdamba Samiti (SJS), a Rishikesh based NGO, is engaged in the task of empowering small apple farmers in the North Indian states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, by enabling farmers to move up the economic chain. Vikram Singh, Senior Executive, ICT and Value Chain, at SJS, advocates that ICTs could be an effective tool for imparting farm related inputs to farmers to make the reap a quality harvest.
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India’s Minister for Water Resources, Harish Rawat, lauds the innovative apple project of Uttarakhand, a model that has freed small apple farmers from the clutches of middlemen besides introducing business acumen in them.
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