Central Institute of Horticulture, Medziphema, Nagaland has been established in the year 2005-06 by Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, New Delhi with a broad vision & mission for development of Horticulture Sector in North East Region. In such an era, the Institute has been putting its efforts and footprints in the exponential development of horticulture sector through its variety of programmes. The Institute has played a vital role in the effective dissemination of technology through technology demonstrations, imparting training to the farmers and officials of NER, production of quality planting material, protected cultivation of flowers & vegetables, organic farming, Post harvest management, and skill development programmes etc.
Availability of Quality Planting material being a core issue in NER for increasing productivity, the Institute is in the mission since 2016 to Accredit & bring forth Certified Nurseries whereby true to type disease free quality planting material is being made available to the farmers. So far, the Institute has been able to Accredit 33 nurseries in different states of NE.