On-farm research & development for improved drying, grading, packaging, branding and marketing of the dates
Geographical Coverage :
Donor / Sponsor :
PARC / KWS / Private Entrepreneurs
Community based on-farm research & development in environment friendly market-led value addition of the dates so that exports could be enhanced.
Building capacity of the date growers as well as concerned stakeholders through on-farm demonstrations in improved harvesting, solar & mechanical drying, grading, processing, packaging, branding, labeling and marketing of the produce,
Strengthening the overall value chain of dates from production to marketing at all levels.
Activities to be carried out:
Establishment of on site working station
Technical support for installation of equipments
On-farm harvesting, drying, grading, packaging, branding, etc.
Identification of market channels
Study on the value chain
Supply of products to markets
Publication of training manuals
Handing over the infrastructure to Collaborator
Monitoring & evaluation of the project
Expected Outputs :
800 growers trained in value addition and brand development
Market availability of value added and branded products with benefits to growers
Value addition demonstration systems such as solar dryers, graders and packers installed.
Promoting ecological conservation through participatory development by the active involvement of community at grassroots level.