The agro-climatic conditions of the state favour growing of a variety of fruits , vegetables/ spices like coconut, banana, pineapple, orange, ginger, turmeric, chillies, pepper, etc. Mechanized and scientific cultivation of Agriculture and Horticultural produces are being adopted in the state.
Until recently, horticulture was practiced as a largely non-commercial activity. With better quality planting material, organic farming, adequate research support and better know-how, the state could easily cause a major boom in horticulture and food processing sector.
The sector has the potential to grow at a rapid pace in Assam with the increasing demand for processed food. The wastage of perishables due to non availability of adequate processing infrastructure. With the favourable agro climatic conditions that are conducive for a wide range of products, opportunities in the sector abound in processing, sourcing, inclusive farming, logistics and cold chains.
The food processing sector has the potential to grow at a rapid pace with the demand for processed food increasing every day. In the next 5 years the wastage of perishables due to lack of processing infrastructure facilities will be considerably reduced. The favourable agro climatic conditions are conducive for the growth of this sector and opportunities in this sector abound in processing, sourcing, logistics and setting up cold chains.