Workshop on ‘Advances in Processing and Value Addition in Spices’
(Tribal Sub Plan 2023-24)
‘Giri Chaitana Farming and Marketing Mutually Aided Cooperative Society’
Alluri Sitharama Raju District, Andhra Pradesh
A workshop on ‘Advances in Processing and Value Addition in Spices’ was conducted at ICAR – Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kozhikode during 08 – 11 August 2023 for tribal farmers of ‘Giri Chaitanya Farming and Marketing Mutually Aided Cooperative Society, Alluri Sitharama Raju District, Andhra Pradesh. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. D Prasath, Project Coordinator, AICRPs and was attended by 22 beneficiaries including 12 men and 10 women. The workshop covered theory and practical sessions on cultivation, processing value addition of black pepper, ginger and turmeric. A one-day field visit to the ICAR-IISR, Experimental Farm, Peruvanmnamuzhi was also organized to impart knowledge on spice processing machineries and cultivation practices of black pepper, ginger and turmeric. Hands on training were imparted for commercial scale production of value-added products like squash, jam, pickle and candies from ginger and nutmeg. Certificates were distributed by the programme convenors Dr. P. Rajeev and Dr. E Jayashree, Principal Scientists, ICAR - IISR in presence of other staff of the Institute.