Types of Agro-based Industries-
Based on the input-output linkages and the interdependence between agriculture and industry, agro-industries can be of two types-
(a) Processing industries or agro-based industries- the agencies supporting agriculture by way of designing and manufacturing inputs for production and productivity growth of the primary sector are termed as agro industries.
(b) Input supply industries or agro-industries- these are the agro-based industries which process and add value to such agri-resources which contain ground and tree crops, fruits and vegetables, etc., as well as livestock for their day-to-day operations.
As per the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) framework, agro-based industry consists of the manufacturing/processing of food and beverages, textile, footwear and apparel, leather, rubber, paper and wood and tobacco products.
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