The second segment is establishment of Collection Centers in around 10 interior places to procure agricultural raw material from farmers and provide primary processing facilities so that the procured food is provided immediate minimal treatment to increase shelf life like pre-cooling, cold storage, primary cleaning etc. These raw materials so processed are channeled to the Central Processing center of the Mega food park or supplied in raw or treated form to food industries in the Food Park or elsewhere.
The third segment of the park is core to the mega food park, called Central Processing unit, that processes agriculture and horticulture produce from the primary processing centers to grade, clean, mill, pack them for onward supply to food processing units not only in the mega food park but elsewhere in the world. The products will include primary agriculture products or intermediaries. This core processing facility will consist of cleaning, grading, sorting and packing of fruits, vegetables, cereals, pulses and other grains, multi grain milling plant, multi fruits pulping, concentration, asceptic packaging, coconut processing and oil extraction unit, animal feed unit and other with a total capacity of 26 TPH or 200 TPD capacity.
The model is conceived with farmer community in mind, to provide market for their produce all the year round and also support and encouragement to produce quality agricultural products. It also gives an opportunity to farmers to use the central processing facility to clean, grade pack and market their produce directly under a brand for their benefit.