Mysuru/Mysore: CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru, organised a one-day workshop on ‘Value Chain Network for Food Micro-Entrepreneurs in Mysuru’ in the area of agri-food processing under Micro-Entrepreneurs Network (MENT) Forum on Jan. 27.
MENT was initiated to create a common platform for cottage and tiny food manufacturers to share their ideas and address commonly faced challenges in running their enterprises.
A group of AcSIR Ph.D students worked in bringing a total of 30 plus Micro-entrepreneurs in and around Mysuru on a common platform.
Speaking on the occasion, B. Rajendra Babu, Factory Manager, Agri-Business Division, ITC Ltd. and Co-Convener of CII Manufacturing Panel, Mysuru Chapter, assured that CII would share their expertise in making the network a reality soon.
Dr. KSMS Raghavarao, Director, CSIR-CFTRI, expressed that MENT is a one-of-its-kind initiative by CFTRI for mentoring and transforming the micro-entrepreneurs to successful business leaders. In the panel discussion held, experts gave suggestions for building successful enterprises with constrained resources. Further, it was mooted to conduct periodical meeting mechanism to handhold the tiny micro-entrepreneurs and assist towards brand building.