Encouraging events for Arunachal’s farmers

When the kiwi growers of Lower Subansiri district set an example in kiwi production, the seminar on spices in the northeastern region on Wednesday unveiled all possibilities of Arunachal Pradesh becoming the highest producer of large cardamom in the country.
According to Agriculture & Horticulture Minister Tage Taki, Arunachal has already become the second largest producer of large cardamom in the country, and it is on its way to become the highest producer of large cardamom. The minister called upon the Spices Board of India (SBoI) and all stakeholders to work together in order to make Arunachal the highest producer of large cardamom to meet the demands of both domestic and international consumers. At the same time, the minister gave emphasis on promotion of farmers-producers organizations to increase the economic activities of the farming community.
According to SBoI Research & Development Director Dr AB Rema Shree, the farmers of Arunachal recorded remarkable achievement in production of large cardamom, while Agriculture & Horticulture Secretary Bidol Tayeng said large cardamom cultivation has considerably improved the financial condition of the people near the border areas of the state.
After the seminar, the international buyers-sellers meet on agri-horti produces, in the presence of international buyers from several countries, is a positive direction in introducing the products of Arunachal to the international market. The two events will definitely encourage the farmers of the northeastern region, especially Arunachal, in expanding their horizons in the fields of agriculture and horticulture to boost their economies.