About us

 

Sri V. S. Sunil Kumar
Hon. Minister for Agriculture
Sri.Teeka Ram Meena IAS
Agriculture Production Commissioner and Principal Secretary (Agriculture)
Sri.A.M.Sunil Kumar
Director of Agriculture

 

Department of Agriculture Development and Farmers’ Welfare, Kerala:

History

The history of the Department of agriculture in Kerala also depicts the agrarian history of the State. The Department of Agriculture was started functioning in the erstwhile Travancore on 27th May 1908.

Introduction

The Department of Agriculture in its present set up is functioning from 1987 for the overall development of agriculture in the State.

Vision

Attain self sufficiency in food production through enhanced agricultural productivity of agricultural commodities so as to make agriculture a sustainable and viable vocation providing livelihood support

Mission

  1. Safeguard the interest of farmers, ensure food and nutritional security and support Kerala’s agricultural economy
  2. Achieve targeted growth rate for agriculture sector by successful implementation of various schemes.
  3. Protect farmers from risk through risk management cover and from unfair and deceptive
  4. business practices
  5. Set up investment in agriculture
  6. Ensure the safety of agricultural products by ensuring supply of quality agricultural inputs
  7. Conserve and protect the state’s agricultural and natural resources by promoting environmentally safe agricultural practices

Functions

  1. Planning, implementation and monitoring of the State and Central schemes for the development of agriculture taking Grama Panchayat as the basic unit.
  2. Agricultural extension and transfer of technology and giving recognition to farmers for their outstanding efforts in producing maximum output from unit area.
  3. Production and distribution of improved seed and planting materials and organizing a sustainable seed programme and quality control of inputs like seeds, fertilizers and pesticides.
  4. Promotion of value addition, mechanization and eco-friendly practices in agriculture.
  5. Providing market infrastructure through liaison with national organizations in the field of agriculture and also with different development agencies, Commodity Boards etc.
  6. Assessment of crop situation from time to time and reporting the crop losses due to natural calamities and disbursement of assistance and providing Crop Insurance cover to farmers.
  7. To take adequate steps for the farmers to secure remunerative prices for their produce
  8. To evolve a cropping strategy inclusive of multiple cropping and mixed farming for maximum and sustainable use of natural resources aimed at integrated development of farm holdings.
  9. Ensuring the timely availability of the relevant technology, inputs and credit to farmers and organizing community efforts among them for agricultural operations.

General Administration

The above functions are mainly catered through a wide net work of offices from the State level up to Panchayath level, Departmental Farms and various other institutions. These include:

State Level Administration

Directorate

District Level Administration

The Principal Agricultural Officer (PAO) is the District level Head. Each district has one PAO Office.

List of PAO Offices

Block Level Administration

The Assistant Director of Agriculture (ADA) is the Block level Head. Each Block have one ADA Office.

List of ADA Offices

Panchayath Level Administration

Panchayath level Agricultural offices (Krishi Bhavans) were started functioning in all Panchayaths, Municipalities and Corporations on 1st September 1987, as part of the reorganization of the Department of Agriculture in Kerala. Agricultural Officer (AO) is the administrative head at the Panchayath level. In order to streamline the functioning of Krishi Bhavan in a people oriented way, “Agricultural Development Samithies” were constituted in each Panchayath by involving people’s representatives. During the year 2012, “Agricultural Development Samithies” were also constituted in Municipalities and Corporations. The major role assigned to the Krishi Bhavans was to formulate Agricultural Schemes by including Crops which are suitable to the region and there by intensifying agricultural development. At present there are 1076 Krishi Bhavans distributed throughout the state.

List of Offices (Krishi Bhavans) - District-wise

Departmental Farms

The major objective of the Departmental Farms is to produce quality seeds, seedlings and planting materials for catering to the needs of the farming community in Kerala and to support the Plan related activities of the Department. There are 64 Agricultural Farms in the State with a total area of 2098.39 Ha. Out of this 64 51 Farms have been transferred to the District Panchayaths. These Farms are broadly classified in to the following categories.

Sl No. Category Number Area in Ha
1 District Agricultural Farms 10 541.83
2 State Seed Farms 33 366.69
3 Coconut Nurseries 8 26.67
4 Special Farms 13 1163.20
Total 64 2098.39

List of Farms

Central Soil plant Health Centre (CSPHC)

Central Soil plant Health Centre was established in the year at Parottukonam in Thiruvananthapuram District.

Sl No. Address Contact Number Email ID
1 CSPHC, Parottukonam Nalanchira PO, Thruvananthapuram Kerala – 695 015 0471-2530578 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Soil Testing Laboratories (STLs)

Soil testing refers to the chemical analysis of soils and is well recognized as a scientific means for quick characterization of the fertility status of soils and predicting the nutrient requirement of crops. It also includes testing of soils for other properties like texture, structure, pH, Cation Exchange Capacity, water holding capacity, electrical conductivity and parameters for amelioration of chemically deteriorated soils for recommending soil amendments, such as, gypsum for alkali soils and lime for acid soils.
There are 14 District level Soil Testing Laboratories (DSTL) and 10 Mobile Soil Testing laboratories (MSTL) in the State under the Department of Agriculture.

List of Laboratories (Both DSTL and MSTL)

Fertilizer Quality Control Laboratories (FQCL)

Sl.No. Address Contact Number EmailID
1 FQCL, Parottukonam Nalanchira PO, Thiruvananthapuram Kerala – 695 015 0471-2530578 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2 FQCL, Pattambi Palakkad, Kerala 679 306 0466-2212048 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pesticide Testing Laboratory (PTL)

In this laboratory, quality control analysis of the pesticides samples is carried out.

Sl.No. Address Contact Number EmailID
1 PTL, Parottukonam Nalanchira PO, Thruvananthapuram Kerala – 695 015 0471-2530578 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Seed Testing Laboratories (STLs)

Sl.No Address Contact Number Email ID
1 STL, Parottukonam Nalanchira PO, Thruvananthapuram Kerala – 695 015 0471-2530578 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2 STL, Kalarcode Alappuzha Kerala – 688 003 0477-2268615 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

AGMARK Grading Laboratories (SAGLs)

AGMARK is a quality certification mark of the Government of India given to products confirming to scientifically laid down quality standards.
The main objective of AGMARK grading is to help the consumer to get quality and unadulterated food products. AGMARK labels are issued to the authorized packers for certifying quality and purity of the food products.
AGMARK symbol is provided for quality and correct weight of food products, guaranteed by Government. Period of Validity will be 5 years. For granting new certificate of authorization, separate application for each commodity should be produced.

Products commonly certified under AGMARK

Honey,Ghee, Butter
Chillies, Turmeric, Curry powder,Garam Masalas, Cardamom, Cumin, Coriander and other curry powders.
Vegetable Oils,Spices, Wheat, Atta, Maida, Suji, Besan, Pulses and other items required by customers
There are 10 State AGMARK Grading Laboratories at various districts AGMARK grading is done for centralized and decentralized commodities.

List of State AGMARK Grading Labs

SL.No Address Contact Number Email ID
1 SAGL Agricultural Wholesale Market Anayara, Thiruvananthapuram Kerala -695 029 0471-2740622 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2 SAGL, Thirumullavaaram Kollam, Kerala – 691 012 0474-2791410 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
3 SAGL, PM 354/12, Third Floor PP Road, Pathanamthitta Kerala 04734-252801 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
4 SAGL, Beach Road, Sea View Ward Alappuzha, Kerala 0477-2268615 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
5 SAGL, Near HD Commercial Centre,Kottayam, Kerala   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
6 SAGL, Vytilla Thammanam PO Ernakulam, Kerala 0484-2703320 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
7 SAGL KAEP Building Opposite to St Joseph’s Women’s College, Irinjalakkuda PO Thrissur, Kerala 0480-2822021 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
8 SAGL, Pallimukku Thathamangalam PO Palakkad, Kerala 04923-228015 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
9 SAGL, Malaparamba PO Kozhikkode, Kerala 9495647939  
10 SAGL, Civil Station, F Block Kannur, Kerala 0460-2205773 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

State Bio-Control laboratory

‘Biological control’ is the best eco-friendly method of pest management. Use of bio-pesticides, releasing of predators and parasites and fungal/bacterial pathogens of pests are done in bio-control of pests.

The State Biocontrol Laboratory was established at Mannuthy, Thrissur during ninth five year plan period, utilising grant-in-aid of Rs. 50 lakhs from Government of India and it started functioning from April 2000. Mass rearing and distribution of bio-control agents suited for pests of major crops of Kerala is the mandate of the laboratory. Release of bio-control agents help in the increase of population of natural enemies in the field ecosystem, there by strengthening the natural mechanism of pest control, which is a major objective under Integrated Pest Management system. The Bio control Laboratory, Mannuthy is manned by a team of experts headed by a Deputy Director of Agriculture.

Various formulations of Bio-control agents are produced and distributed to farmers at reduced price from this centre. These products have become very popular among the farmers and the demand is often higher than the production capacity of the lab.

Details of Major Bio-Control Agents produced


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For the control of

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Trichogramma:
Tricho cards

Rs.45/cc

Rice leaf folder, American boll worm, Pink boll worm, Rice yellow stem borer and Tomato fruit borer

2

Trichoderma viride

Rs.105/kg

Most of the soil and seed borne plant pathogens

3

Pseudomonas fluorescens

Rs.75/kg

Fungal and bacterial diseases

4

Chitin enriched
Pseudomonas

Rs.90/kg

Leaf roller of Rice

5

Beauveria bassiana

Rs.75/kg

Rice bug, BPH, Coleopteran borers etc.

6

Verticillium lecanii

Rs. 75/kg

Soft bodied insects

 

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State Bio Control Lab
Mannuthy, Thrissur
Kerala

0487-2374605
9496003629

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Biotechnology and Model Floriculture Centre (BMFC)
The Biotechnology and Model Floriculture Centre was established during the year 2000 with the following objectives:

  1. To undertake micro propagation of floriculture and fruits species
  2. To function as a training centre on micro propagation
  3. Preservation and propagation of elite plant species
  4. Varietal improvement of ornamental plants
  5. To function as a production and distribution centre for ornamental plants through conventional propagation methods

Tissue Culture works was started in the same year and the distribution of plantlets began during July 2002. The plantlets produced at the centre have already been supplied to the farming community within and outside the State. Besides the Centre regularly supplies plantlets to ICAR institutions, KAU and KVK’s and other research institutions.
The Centre is perhaps the only institution which has successfully taken up commercial micro propagation of Black Pepper which is highly skillful and time consuming. This initiative of the Centre has come in for special commendation from the Spices Board and the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.

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BMFC,Kazhakuttam
Thriuvananthapuram
Kerala- 695 582

0487-2374605
9496003629

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State Bio-Fertilizer Laboratory (SBFL)

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SBFL, Parottukonam
Nalanchira PO, Thruvananthapuram
Kerala – 695 015

0471-2530578

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BFL, Male Pattambi
Palakkad
Kerala – 679 306

0466-2212048

 

 

Parasite Breeding Stations (PBS)
There are 9 Parasite Breeding Stations operating in the state for the mass multiplication and release of bio-control agents effective against Coconut leaf eating caterpillar (Opisinia arenosella). They are situated in the districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alapuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, and Kasargod. Bio control agents mass multiplied are Bracon brevicornis, Perisiovola nephantidis and Elasmus nephantidis.

List of PBS


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PBS, Agricultural Wholesale Market
Anayara, Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala -695 029

 

 

2

PBS, State AGMARK Grading Lab
Kollam, Kerala-

0474-2791410

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PBS, Kalarcode, Sadanandapuram
Alappuzha, Kerala-

 

 

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PBS, Kottayam, Kerala-

 

 

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PBS, Vytilla
Ernakulam, Kerala-

 

 

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PBS, Irinjalakkuda
Thrissur, Kerala-680 121

 

 

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PBS, Parappanangadi
Malappuram , Kerala-

 

 

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PBS, Thikkodi, Kozhikkode
Kerala-

 

 

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PBS, State Seed Farm
Kasaragod, Kerala-

 

 

 

Kerala Centre for Pest Management (KCPM)
KCPM is the Pest Surveillance Unit under the Department of Agriculture established in the year. The Centre located at Mancompu in Alappuzha District of Kerala is functioning with the aim of making farmers aware of need based plant protection activities. The Centre undertakes Pest and Disease Surveillance in paddy fields by adopting scientific techniques.


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KCPM
Moncompu, Thekkekara PO
Alappuzha
Kerala-

0477-2702683

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Regional Agricultural Technology Training Centres (RATTC)
RATTC’s are part of the well established Training System Network of the Department of Agriculture, intended to cater to the training needs of the Extension personnel of the Department and also the farmers belonging to various Districts. There are 5 RATTC’s functioning in the State.

List of RATTC’s

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RATTC
Kazhakkuttom
Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala-

9447904501
9400365101

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2

RATTC
Kozha, Kottayam
Kerala-

0482-2231351

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3

RATTC
Vytilla, Ernakulam
Kerala-

0484-2703094

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RATTC
Malampuzha, Palakkad
Kerala-

0491-2815912

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5

RATTC
Thaliparamba, Kannur
Kerala-

0460-2203151

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Farmers Training Centres (FTC)
FTC’ are the Training Centers exclusively for the farming community in the State. There are 2 FTC’s functioning in the State, at Pathanamthittaand Kozhikode Districts.

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FTC, Pandalam,
Pathanamthitta
Kerala-

04734-252244

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2

FTC, Vengeri,
Kozhikkode
Kerala-

0495-2373582

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Agricultural Wholesale Markets (AWM)
Six Agricultural Wholesale Markets have been established in the State during the year 2010-2011, with the assistance from the European Union. There are three Urban AWMs and three Rural AWMs functioning with the objective of improving the agricultural marketing in the state and promoting direct marketing by the farmers to avoid exploitation by the middlemen.

Farmers groups were organized in the villages within a radius of 25 KM from these markets and the agricultural produce from farmers will be pooled for auction in the market. Farmers will be organized through clusters managed by a Farmer Convenor. Financial assistance will be given to farmers as seed money to meet their expenses related to basic infrastructure facilities as part of encouragement for participating in the action. Expenses incurred by the farmers towards transportation charges will also be met by the markets.

List of Agricultural Urban and Rural Wholesale Markets


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AUWM
Anayara, Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala -695 029

0471-2558930

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2

ARWM
Nedumangad  PO    Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala -

0472-2813932

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3

AUWM
Maradu, Nellur PO
Ernakulam,Kerala-682 304

0484-2701042

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ARWM
Muvattupuzha
Ernakulam, Kerala-686 673

0484-2813200

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AUWM
Kadampattuthazham
Vengeri, Kozhikkode
Kerala-673 010

0495-2376514

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ARWM
Ammayi, pallam
Sulthan Bathery PO
Wayanad, Kerala-673 592

0493-6223192

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Engineering Offices
The Engineering wing of the Department is headed by the State Agricultural Engineer (SAE), at the Directorate of Agriculture, Vikas Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram. The Engineering Wing has two Regional Offices, one RTTC Centre and eleven (11) Engineering Workshops.


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Sri. V. Babu
State Agricultural Engineer i/c
Directorate of Agriculture
Vikas Bhavan
Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala -695 033

0471-2306748
9447442490

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List of Engineering Offices

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Executive Engineer (Agri)
Sanathanapuram PO, Kalarkode
Alappuzha, Kerala-686 668

0477-2266084

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2

Executive Engineer (Agri)
Puthiyara PO
Kozhikkode, Kerala-673 004

0495-2725354

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3

Research Engineer
Research Testing & Training Centre
Vellayani PO, Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala-

0471-2381763

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4

Engineering Workshop
Vellayani PO, Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala-

0471-2743820

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5

Engineering Workshop, Kavanad,
Kollam, Kerala-

0474-2795434

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6

Engineering Workshop,
Kalarkode
Alappuzha, Kerala-686 668

0477-2268098

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7

Engineering Workshop,
Manganam,Kottayam,
Kerala-

0481-2561585

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8

Engineering Workshop
Vytilla
Ernakulam, Kerala-

0484-2703974

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9

Engineering Workshop
Aranattukara,Thrissur,
Kerala-

0487-2325208

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10

Engineering Workshop
Malampuzha
Palakkad, Kerala-

0491-2816028

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11

Engineering Workshop
Anakkayam, Malappuram
Kerala

0483-2848127

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12

Engineering Workshop
Puthiyara
Kozhikkode, Kerala-

0495-2723766

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13

Engineering Workshop
Thana, Mannore
Kerala-

0497-2725229

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14

Engineering Workshop
Kasaragod
Kasaragod, Kaerala-

0499-4225570

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Farm Information Bureau (FIB)
http://fibkerala.gov.in
Farm Information Bureau was established in 1969. It acts as a single nodal agency to provide active and complete information support to accelerate the extension and developmental activities of the department of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development.
The Bureau takes up the propaganda works of the departments to help the farming community in availing various benefits offered by the Government.
It works as a link between research stations and farming community by disseminating right scientific knowledge to the right person at the right time and providing feed back to research stations. The FIB has its head office at Kowdiar, Thiruvananthapuram with two Regional Offices at Ernakulam and Kozhokkode.

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FIB, Kowdiar
THiruvananthapuram
Kerala – 695 003

0471-2318186
0471-2314358
0471-2317314

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FIB Regional Office
Kakkanad, Ernakulam

0484-2429017

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3

FIB Regional Office
Vellimadukunnu
Kozhikode

0495-2370368

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WTO Cell
The WTO Cell was set up in the Agriculture Department of Secretariat in June 2004 based on the recommendations contained in the Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Commission’s Report on “Agricultural Trade” to address the trade related concerns of agriculture in the State.

Functions:

  1. Advice the State Government on policy matters related to trade in agriculture in the context of India being a signatory to the WTO and other bilateral Agreements
  2. Advice the State Government on issues related to Foreign Trade Policy of Government of India with specific reference to the State’s agricultural sector
  3. Periodically monitor the crop situation of the State and examines the domestic support and export subsidies provided to agricultural sector in the context of WTO Agreement on Agriculture and suggest measures for enhancing the competitiveness of commodities in the liberalized trade regime
  4. Draws opinion from various stakeholders by conducting workshops, seminars and organize lectures to streamline Agricultural Policy of the State in tune with the changing policy environment
  5. Conduct Capacity Building Programmes on WTO and FTAs
  6. Monitor the functioning of EEC aided Wholesale Markets and establishment of Agri-malls

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WTO Cell,North Block
Government Secretariat
Thiruvananthapuram

0471-2327039

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Special Officer                                                                 ,
Dr. Raju Narayanaswamy IAS

9447713372

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Rajendran Nair. A
Under Secretary

9020356125

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Harikumar B
Agricultural Officer (On Special Duty)

9447364492

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Bindu Viveka Devi
Agricultural Officer (On Special Duty)

9495520929

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State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute, Kerala (SAMETI, Kerala)
http://sametikerala.com

SAMETI is a State level training institute established to impart training to extension functionaries involved in the implementation of “ATMA” (Agricultural Technology Management Agency)
‘ATMA’ was conceived as an umbrella institution under the “Modified Extension Reforms Scheme” introduced in 2010 for strengthening the extension machinery and utilizing it for synergizing the interventions under the 17 different schemes of the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation. Now, the “National Mission on Agricultural Extension and Technology” (NMAET) has been envisaged as the next step towards this objective through the amalgamation of these schemes.

The State Department of Agriculture established ‘SAMETI’ at Thiruvananthapuram under the Central Sector Extension Reform Scheme, ATMA. It is registered under Travancore Cochin Literary Scientific and Charitable Society Act before District Registrar, Thiruvananthapuram on 23.01.08 with Reg. No. 144/08.

Objectives of SAMETI

  1. Functions as the nodal State level Training Institute in the area of Agricultural Management
  2. Provide capacity building support in Extension Management related areas to the extension functionaries from public, private and non-governmental sector
  3. Provide consultancy in the areas like project planning, appraisal, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, etc.
  4. Develop and promote application of management tools for improving the effectiveness of Agricultural Extension service
  5. Organize need based training programmes for middle level extension functionaries
  6. Develop modules on Management, Communication, Participatory Methodologies etc,
  7. Organize Annual Workshop involving all the agricultural related Training Institutes in the State in order to achieve complementarity in training and capacity building for the functionaries of Agriculture and allied departments.

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State Agricultural Management & Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), Venpalavattom
Anayara, Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala -

0471-2446840

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Karshaka Bhavanam (Farmer’s Guest House), SAMETI
SAMETI provide accommodation to farmers in the Karshaka Bhavanam attached to the Institute. At a time 50 farmers can be accommodated here.

Kerala State Seed Development Authority (KSSDA)

Kerala State Seed Development Authority is an autonomous body functioning under Department of Agriculture, Kerala. It was registered on 24th May 2000 under  Travancore- Cochin Literary Scientific and Charitable Societies registration act 1955.

Objective:
Carry out activities for promoting multiplication, production, procurement, processing and marketing of paddy and other seeds.
The seed production programme is carried out with the co-operation of Kerala Agricultural University, State Seed Farms, Krishibhavans & farmers of registered Padasekhara Samithis at panchayat level. The scheme is being implemented in Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad,Malappuram and Kannur Districts in an area of 4000 ha per year.
Foundation seeds are produced in various seed production centers using the breeder seeds obtained from Kerala Agricultural University. Presently the Seed Authority is handling 10,000-12,000 MT of paddy seed.
Kerala State Seed Development Authority is supplying Vegetable seeds kits for promotion of Homestead vegetable cultivation and also supplies vegetable seeds for promotion of projects like Peoples Plan, NGOs, SHGs based on the indents received from all parts of the State.
Kerala State Seed Development Authority is also implementing RSGP programme for the production of quality vegetable seeds under RKVY programme. Kerala State Seed Development Authority is also 60 having three Godown-cum- Processing plants at Alapuzha, Pandalam and Eruthampathy of 2000Mt capacity each.

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Kerala State Seed Development Authority
Ayyanthole, Thrissur
Kerala -680 003

0487-2360299
Fax:
0487-2365042

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Smt. Beena P K
Additional Director, KSSDA

0487-2390510
9446077556

 

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Seed Godown Complex
KSSDA, Alappuzha

0477-2268613

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State Horticulture Mission
Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture

http://hortnet.kerala.nic.in

State Horticulture Mission, Kerala is a Society registered under Travancore Cochin Literary Scientific and Charitable Societies Act, 1955 in October 2005 for the implementation of National Horticulture Mission (NHM), a centrally sponsored scheme, which has been restructured as the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture from 2014-15 onwards.

The main objective of MIDH is end to end holistic development of the horticulture sector covering fruits, mushroom, medicinal plants, spices flowers aromatic plants and plantation crops.

The main stakeholders of the programme are farmers, SHGs, KVKs, NGOs, Department of Agriculture, KAU, Commodity Boards, Private entrepreneurs, PSUs etc. The Mission programmes are implemented in all the districts.

The crops identified for development under the Mission are Mango, Banana, Pineapple, Pepper, Ginger, Turmeric, Nutmeg, Cashew, Cocoa and flower crops. Bee keeping, vegetable seed production and Mushroom cultivation are also included in the programme.

 

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State Horticulture Mission, Kerala
Sunny Dale, Mead’s  Lane,
Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala-695 034

0471-2330856

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Dr. K Prathapan
Mission Director

9446540856

 

Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council Keralam (VFPCK)
www.vfpck.org
VFPCK is a company constituted under section 25 of the Indian Companies Act, 1956. VFPCK was formed in 2001 under the Chairmanship of the Minister for Agriculture, to sustain the activities of Kerala Horticulture Development Programme (KHDP), and aimed at overall development of commercial fruit and vegetable farmers of the state.

Since inception, VFPCK is determined to make remarkable changes in the livelihood of the farmers by improving their capacities by providing adequate support in the areas of Production technology, credit and marketing. All the programmes of the Council are being implemented through the basic institutional units viz. Self Help Groups (SHGs).

The Seed Processing Plant (SPP) of the Council at Alathur, Palakkad caters the vegetable seed requirement of the whole State. Tissue Culture Laboratory attached to SPP produces around 3 lakh plants of banana every year. Vegetable Seedling Unit established at SPP and Krishi Business Kendra attached to Kakkanad HQ is a retail centre for supply of ready to plant seedlings, seeds and fruit plants of even rare varieties. The Council had implemented ‘Harithanagari’ programme to promote vegetable cultivation in homesteads and terraces.

VFPCK is implementing various schemes of the Central and State Government like State Horticulture Mission, Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojana, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, NABARD to address all issues faced by the farmers from seed to marketing. VFPCK has 264 farmer markets where all supports for auction, accounting including infrastructure are provided to farmers.

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VFPCK
Mythri Bhavan, Near Doordarsan Kendra, Kakkanad, Kakkanad, Kochi, Kerala - 682 037

0484-2427560
0484-2427544
0484-2427455
Fax:0484-2427570

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Sri. K P Mohanan
Minister for Agriculture, AH, Printing & Stationary

 

 

 

Sri. S Sivaprasad
Director & CEO

0484-2427550
9497715445

mail.vfpck.org

Kerala Pineapple Mission
Nadukkara Agro Processing Factory

Kerala Pineapple Mission is registered under the Travancore – Cochin Literary Scientific Charitable Societies Registration Act 1955 with Headquarters at Nadukkara Agro Processing Factory at Muvatturpuzha in Ernakulam District.

The main objectives of the Mission are to achieve holistic growth of the Pineapple Sector through improvement of production, post harvest management, processing, marketing and export. The mission programmes are implemented in all Districts. During this Financial Year mission is implementing Scheme for 100 lakhs.

The important programmes are under the mission include pineapple productivity enhancement through demonstrations (second year plot), Procurement of Pineapple & Value addition, export to Middle East Countries, Experiment trail on varieties through Kerala Agricultural University, improvement of packing and transporting facilities, assistance to Pineapple Fiber Extraction unit, organize Pineapple Cultivation, participation in National, International, State and District Fairs.

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Nadukkara Agro-Processing Factory, Nadukkara
Avoly P.O.
Muvattupuzha, Ernakulum
Kerala – 686 670

9605895562
9656435562
9447165562

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Kerala Small Farmer’s Agri Business Consortium (SFAC)
www.sfackerala.org
The Kerala SFAC was established as a society registered under the Travancore – Cochin Literary Charitable Societies Registration Act in 8th March 1955 with a Memorandum of Association and Article of Association incorporating provisions outlined in the concept paper of SFAC. The area of operation of SFAC Kerala covers the entire state.
Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium is an organization under the Department of Agriculture, Government of Kerala working for the promotion of agri-business to the benefit of farmers and entrepreneurs by providing necessary linkages for establishment and running of successful agri-business.
Mission: “To take the economic benefits of modern agri-business to the re source poor families belonging to the small and marginal category through promotion of a new coalition and social contract among Governmental and Non Governmental Institutions and public and private sector industry”

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SFAC
T C 25/2149, ‘USHUS’
Thaivila Lane, Thampanoor
Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala -695 001

0471-2322113
Fax:
0471-2322110

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Kerala State Horticultural Products Development Corporation (KSHPDC)
(HORTICORP)

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KSHPDC
Udayagiri, Poojappura
Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala-  695 012

0471-2359477
Fax:
0471-2359399

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Sri. V V Pushpangadan
Managing Director

9946048878

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Contact Info

Directorate of Agriculture
Vikas Bhavan,
Thiruvananthapuram-695 033
Kerala, India.
0471 - 2304480, 2303990.
krishidirector@gmail.com
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