Supporting Organic Production through a Business Cell

Organic production has been a priority in the northern state of Uttarakhand. However, little value addition or processing happens within the state. TechnoServe is establishing a Business Development Cell as part of the Uttarakhand Organic Commodities Board, supporting private enterprises throughout the organic supply chain. The Business Cell will carry out a value chain analysis of the organic sector, provide intensive business support and training to entrepreneurs in the organic sector and build an enabling business environment, strengthening relationships between stakeholders from producers and processors to banks and government officials.