The portal AgroLoomCraft is an integral part of the project “Capacity Building of the MSMEs in North-East India for Export Competitiveness” undertaken by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and India Exim Bank. The project aims at strengthening the technical and managerial capacities of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) of North-East India in addition to providing market linkages to them. It also works towards enhancing the export ecosystem of the region. The project, which covers the sectors of Agriculture, Food Processing, Handloom and Handicrafts, is being initially implemented in Assam and Mizoram. The target group consists of MSMEs, Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), Farmer Producer Company (FPCs), Self-Help Groups (SHGs), cooperatives, enterprises, companies and individual entrepreneurs.
AgroLoomCraft has been developed with the primary objective of providing market linkages to the MSMEs and strengthening the export potential of the clusters of the region. In addition to this, the portal also acts as a resource repository for entrepreneurs and stakeholders associated with this sector. In line with the objectives, two components of the portal have been conceived- the Knowledge Hub and the Buyer-Seller Hub. The two components have been described through the inforgraphics presented below.