Special Consultation on Scope and Opportunities of Value added Jack fruit Products
(Developing strategies for optimum use of Jack fruit and conservation of Jack fruit tree)
Date: 03.08.2015 (3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m)
Venue: M.D’s Chamber, State Horticulture Mission,
(Near Jubilee Memorial Hospital) Palayam, Thiruvananathapuram.
Greetings from JPC and Santhigram!
We are happy to invite you for a special consultation program on the scope and opportunities of jack fruit value-added products to be conducted from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m on 03.08.2015. at M.D’s Chamber, State Horticulture Mission, Thiruvananathapuram.
As you very well know, jack fruit is becoming the star attraction of people interested in sustainable food security/ food sovereignty of Kerala. The National Jack Fruit Festival held at Aranmula in June this year was a big success. It was followed by developments, such as the launching of a jack fruit processing unit by Sri. Subhash Koroth, Kanoor, with an investment of more than one crore rupees, the inauguration of a processing unit by Ex-Servicemen’s Co-operative Colony, Vettilappara, interest expressed by several entrepreneurs to start similar ventures and so forth. Of late Mathrubhoomi Daily carried a serial on the possibilities offered by jack fruit, followed by an editorial on ‘Jack Fruit Revolution’. These are important developments for us who are committed to promoting jack fruit as an alternative food for Keralites as well as making maximum use of this wonderful natural resource for the benefit of farmers, entrepreneurs and the state economy.
While jack fruit offers tremendous scope and opportunities for farmers and industrialists, there are serious problems and bottlenecks that pose challenges and threats in terms of Capital, Machinery, Technologies, Skill development, Networking, Marketing etc. It is important that we come together to share and discuss the issues and concerns and collectively seek out solutions. The special consultation is aimed at this. Important individuals, groups and institutions involved in jack fruit processing, value-addition and marketing have agreed to participate in this very important consultation. We are happy to invite as well as request you to attend this program. Kindly confirm your participation by Phone (Mobile: 8281623082, 9287548234, ) or e.mail.
Rufus Daniel, Chairperson
Phone: 0471-2269780, 6452511 (M) 9287548234, 8281623082