Integrated agribusiness development policy 2011
Karnataka has taken a lead initiative in developing sustainable agribusiness through this ‘Integrated Agribusiness Development Policy’ covering agriculture and allied sectors (like horticulture, fisheries, animal husbandry, sericulture and food processing) both in infrastructure and industrial segments on an end to end concept.
This agribusiness policy aims to create an enabling institutional structure for addressing the aforesaid thrust areas, facilitates flow of investment, technologies, skill sets and modern management practices. The policy addresses supply chain alignment with domestic and international requirements, improvement of market access through market Intelligence. Further, some of the regulatory hurdles that have been affecting growth in the sector have been refined. The policy hopes to provide an enabling framework leading to increase in yield,
reduction in consumer prices in the domestic front, grading and food safety practices, increase in exports, reduction in post-harvest losses, sustainable farming practices and Government of Karnataka Integrated Agribusiness Development Policy, 2011 increased penetration of technology. The policy facilitates state of the art technology, knowhow and avenues for international marketing of the produce apart from investments by private sector in developing the much needed agri infrastructure & agro based industry units
in a fair and transparent manner for ensuring sustainable agribusiness development in Karnataka.