Status of Agricultural Markets and Value Chain in Tripura Working paper 2 MANAGE
Tripura is an agrarian economy and with large majority of its population dependent on agriculture, economic development of the state largely depends on the economic condition of the sector and the farmers. This makes agricultural market and value chain an indispensable part in any strategy to develop the sector. Tripura is bestowed with favourable growing condition for many high value agricultural produce, so exploring the best possible avenues to provide them accessible market, value addition to the products of the state and beyond is of immediate necessity. Reforming agricultural marketing will require policy and financial support from the public sector and innovations of the private sector. Exploring possibilities of public private partnership, entrepreneurship development, integrating ICTs for better communication, and a consumer focused production needs the attention at the moment for establishing a strong value chain system in Tripura and making a positive impact on the economic condition of the state.