State level Inception Workshop

West Bengal, September 27, 2007
The State Level Inception Workshop for Phase–II was held at Kolkata, on September 27, 2007. It was a platform to launch the project at the state level. The workshop was graced by different stakeholders from horticulture and textile, namely, farmers / farmers’ organisations, weavers’ organisation, government officials and civil society organisations (CSOs).

The main objectives of the workshop were to:

  • formally launch the project in the state and bring all relevant stakeholders (CSOs, local media, state government officials, academia, research institutions) to a common platform to discuss opportunities and challenges in the sectors of agriculture and textiles; and
  • take stock of how the State governments and other stakeholders in West Bengal are involved in the process of preparation and implementation of National Foreign Trade Policy.