Collaborating Institutions

a. Market Intelligence Centre           

The Agricultural Market Intelligence Centre has started functioning in Kerala Agricultural University under the National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP). The Centre was formally inaugurated on October 12th 2009 by Sri. Rajaji Mathew Thomas, MLA and Member, Executive Committee, KAU.For more deatils  click  here.

b. KAU

The Kerala Agricultural University is the primary and the principal instrumentality of the Kerala State in providing human resources, and skills and technology, required for the sustainable development of its agriculture, defined broadly encompassing all production activities based on land and water, including crop production (agriculture), animal husbandry, forestry and fishery through conducting, interfacing and integrating education, research and extension in these spheres of economic endeavour.

c. Directorate of Marketing and Inspection

The Directorate of Marketing and Inspection (DMI) headed by the Agricultural Marketing Advisor to the Government of India, Department of Agriculture & Co-operation (DAC) implements agricultural marketing policies and programmes of the Government of India.

d. Department of Agriculture, Marketing

This department deals with the formulation and implementation of various programmes to augment production of both food crops and cash crops in the State. It undertakes activities among farmers to promote scientific methods of cultivation plant protection etc. and also arranges the supply of high yielding varieties of seeds, seedlings, planting materials and plant protection chemicals to farmers. For more details click here.

e.Farm Information Bureau.Government of Kerala(FIB)

FIB is a single nodal agency to provide complete information support to accelerate the extension and development activities of the department of agriculture, Animal husbandry and dairy development. The bureau takes up the publicity and propaganda works of these departments to help the farming community in availing various benefits offered by the government. This bureau works as a link between research station and farming community by disseminating scientific knowledge to the farmers. This is to analyze problems and implement solutions and to be the farmer’s voice on issues important to  rural families.

f.IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited

The Indian Farmers Fertilizer Co-operative Ltd. (IFFCO) established its rural information and telecommunication subsidiary, called lffco Kisan Sanchar Limited (IKSL). The subsidiary is contemplating utilizing Airtel's existing telecom network to extend information associated with agriculture to farmers.
Through this venture, IFFCO realized one more dream of fulfilling the needs of our beloved farmers and others living in villages of our country. In this mission, IFFCO has succeeded in bringing together other giants who are deeply committed to our villages. Quality of the services, support and low pricing form the guiding force in the mission of IKSL.
The objective of setting up IKSL was to use Information Communication Technology to empower farmers and to strengthen the cooperative network in the country. IKSL has identified the need of telecom and communication products and services, which would add value to the life of farmers. IKSL would retail these products directly through the vast reach of cooperative society.
IKSL with Airtel take up the distribution activities of Airtel’s mobile services in rural areas all over India. IKSL has also tied up with leading telephone manufacturers to source quality handsets to the farmers. IKSL has developed a business plan wherein cooperative societies will be acting as a retail points by imparting them training, to enable them to participate in this new business venture, promoted by IFFCO.
The mission of IKSL is to transform information, knowledge and empowerment and to convert our cooperatives as agents of change for rural India in a commercially sustainable manner.

g.Spices Board

Spices Board (Ministry of Commerce, Government of India) is the flagship organization for the development and worldwide promotion of Indian spices. The Board is an international link between the Indian exporters and the importers abroad. The Board has been spearheading activities for excellence of Indian spices, involving every segment of the industry. The Board has made quality and hygiene the corner stones for its development and promotional strategies.

h.Coconut Development Board

Coconut Development Board (CDB) is a statutory body established under the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India for the integrated development of coconut cultivation and industry in the country with focus on productivity increase and product diversification.