COIRFED Kerala State Co-operative coir marketing federation ltd
COIRFED Kerala State Co-operative coir marketing federation ltdhttp://www.coirfed.com/COIRFED Kerala State Co-operative coir marketing federation ltd Kerala, since the of time has been a land blessed with the bounty of coconuts. And coir, produced from the husks of coconuts, has made it an invaluable treasure of the land. A true product of Kerala, it's magical textures and natural properties are brought to life in the hands of master craftsmen. Finding it a ready market in the farthest corners of the world. in the process, nurturing and nourishing a craftsmanship that evolved over the years. Providing gainful employment to 4 lakh directly and as many as 20 lakh indirectly. JAMES DARRAGH, British Visionary started the first Mechanised Coir Factory Based in the Coir capital, Alappuzha, coirfed is the apex federation of 600 odd Coir co-operatives. A string of Regional Offices and national network of over 100 showrooms ensures that for the lovers of things natural and beautiful, Coir products are within the reach. And it's Fair Pricing policy has made it even more so.
Coirfed plays a stellar role in finding markets as yet untapped and promoting new business opportunities. A wide range of coir products are exported to the highly quality conscious markets of European Union, the United States and so on. Coir is not just a natural product. It has some winning advantages too. It is biodegradable, environment friendly and echo proof. It helps to retain the natural warmth of the body; the touch of Coir fibre on the soles of the feet improves blood circulation too. And of course, Coir products lasts very long.Agriculture GovernmentDec 15, 2006
KERAFED KERALA KERAKARSHAKA SAHAKARNA FEDERATION LTD
KERAFED is the Apex Co-operative Federation of coconut farmers in Kerala and is the largest producer of coconut oil in India. KERAFED's coconut oil complex at Karunagapally in Kollam district is one of the biggest such units in India, with a capacity of 200 Tons per day.
"KERA" Brand of coconut oil is produced by kerafed from copra of the finest quality, directly procured from coconut growers in Kerala - the land of coconuts. The copra thus procured is processed using the most modern technology. In the selection and processing of copra, KERAFED employs strict quality control measures to ensure product superiority and purity. A unique two stage filtering process is employed by KERAFED to retain the original aroma and flavour of coconut oil for a long period.
"KERA" Brand of coconut oil is known for its quality, purity, longer shelf life and reasonable price. Its quality is conformity with the grade specifications laid down by the Bureau of Indian Standards vide IS:542-1968. Certificate of Authorisation to grade "KERA" coconut oil under AGMARK has also been obtained. "KERA" is available in HDPE bottles of 100 ml, 200 ml and 500 ml; PET bottles of 1000 ml and polythene pouches of 500 ml and 1000 ml. The raw materials used for these packings are of virgin / food grade, approved by CFTRI, Mysore / other Government approved agencies. Secondary packing is done using 3/5 ply corrugated cartons, as per specifications.
The Virtual University for Agricultural Trade (VUAT) is established by the Government of Kerala as a consortium of state and central agencies as per the recommendations of the Commission on WTO Concerns in Agriculture headed by Prof. M.S. SwaminathanAgriculture in Kerala, dominated by plantation crops, heavily depends on foreign trade and hence is highly influenced by WTO regimes. To take advantage of the emerging dynamic market opportunities and to evolve appropriate strategies for minimization of the negative impacts of the trade regimes, the Commission recommended the establishment of a Virtual University on Trade in Agriculture as a consortium of groups having capability in agriculture, trade, information technology and related areas that will make available the right information to the right people at the right time and ultimately serve as an institution for furthering agrarian prosperity.The VUAT was established under the dynamic leadership and guidance of the Hon'ble Minister for Agriculture & Coir, Government of Kerala, through a cabinet decision as per GO (MS) No. 37/04/AD dated 20-03-2004. The Kerala Agricultural University and the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Kerala are the twin agencies vested with the implementation of this project with the active partnership of Commodity Boards and export promoting agencies. The Department of Agriculture, Government of Kerala sponsors the project.