A piggery Value Chain was developed in Peren and Tuensang districts in Nagaland and Aizawl district in Mizoram. The Value Chain analysis highlighted critical gaps like lack of improved pig management, low grade feed, non-availability of proper health care system, unavailability of hygienic slaughter houses, and absence of market chains involving farmers.
ICCo, through its Value Chain Cell (VCC) is helping NERLP to bridge the bottlenecks in piggery value chain
It is valuable to develop good breeding units to supply quality piglets and to produce first rate pork for marketing. The current owner of the Peren Feed Mill has agreed to lease out the mill for 3 years initially. The capacity of the mill is expected to be 1,000 kg per hour.
For Improved Pig Management, progressive farmers were trained. They will in turn train other farmers in their village and nearby areas to increase the numbers of practitioners. The VCC also designed a small holder’s improved Pig Farming Manual, for the farmers, to get acquainted with improved farming practices Also a slaughterhouse and retail outlet was established. Vet care and health management was taken care of such as vaccines and medicines.
Linkage with private medicine suppliers to supply medicines and vaccines to the pig farmers through trained personnel was done. On the hygiene front, value chain cell collaborated with National Research Center (NRC) on Pig for design and technology to establish scientific slaughter houses in Nagaland and Mizoram. At the same time VCC also facilitated the NERLP team to establish retail outlets at important points in order to develop a brand of pork. VCC is also facilitating marketing tie ups with pork processing and manufacturing agencies like Arohan Foods Private Limited to directly procure from farmers. In short, all parts for a successful start are present.