Aizawl: In a bid to improve horticulture in the state, Mizoram state officials met the United Nations’ regional coordinator of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Xiangjun Yao, in Bangkok last week and asked for logistical and technical support to accelerate fruits and vegetable products in Mizoram.
In the meeting, Mizoram Youth Commission chairman Dr Vanlaltanpuria and state planning secretary Dr C lalsangzuala asked better cooperation from the agency to ensure meaningful measures are taken towards the establishment of fruits and vegetables processing units and markets in the state.
FAO is a specialised agency of the United Nations that lead international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security.
Lalnunmawia, who is also the sitting legislator of ruling Mizo National Front (MNF), requested the UN for better cooperation from the agency to ensure meaningful measures are taken towards the establishment of fruits and vegetables processing units and markets in the state.
The visiting vice-chairman also informed the UN officials about the state flagship programme socio-economic development policy (SEDP) and the government’s effort to bring its successful implementation.
Assuring of all possible help, the UN officials suggested Lalnunmawia to submit a concept paper through the Union minister of agriculture and FAO office in India.
Moreover, they also agreed to hold talks with the Mizoram government for better co-operation at the earliest convenient.
SEPD is a flagship programme of Mizoram government headed by chief minister Zoramthanga.