The Government has been playing an important role in developing the Agricultural Marketing System in the country. Department of Agriculture and Cooperation has two organizations dealing with marketing under its administrative control, namely, the Directorate of Marketing & Inspection (DMI) and the National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur.
Regional Agmark Laboratories
1.Alleppey 2.Calicut 3.Trivandrum
1.Kochi 2.Alleppey 3.Calicut
NIAM has been imparting training to senior and middle level executives of agricultural and horticultural Departments, Agro Industries, Corporations, commodity and apex level cooperatives, commodity Boards, export houses recognised by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Commercial banks and non-governmental organisations. Besides these clients, the NIAM also imparts training to farmers on marketing management. NIAM is managed by a Governing Body under the Chairmanship of Minister for Agriculture and an Executive Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation.
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