In case of Ginger Value Chain in Sikkim and Mizoram, ICCo identified problems like non-availability of quality seed rhizome for quality harvest, lack of availability of organic fertilizers, plant protection products etc. Other issues like lack of storage and processing facilities were also identified. On this ground ICCo is facilitating sourcing of quality Seed Rhizome variety (VARADA) develop by Indian Institute of Spices Research, Khojikode (IISR).
The VCC has also developed linkages with organic fertilizer and plant protection product manufacturing agencies to supply these products to farmers. ICCo also developed a brochure on package of practices on organic ginger production and distributed it among farmers for them to learn more about improved methods.
The VCC is also facilitating construction of a collection center cum storage unit for scientifically harvested ginger. It is also working on establishing a ginger pre-processing unit at Sikkim and Mizoram that would do sorting, cleaning and grading at farm level and link it to ginger processing and marketing companies like Parvata Foods and others for marketing the product.