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
This unit implements the various schemes proposed by the central and state governments for soil conservation. Land development and soil conservation are the main responsibilities of this unit. The state schemes are now being entrusted on the district panchayaths as a part of the Democratic Decentralization. Some of the important schemes of the soil conservation unit includes the National Watershed Development Project for the Rainfed Areas, Kundah River Project etc.‘Keralakarshakan’ is a prestigious fortnightly farm journal published by the Bureau. The Bureau is associated with the broadcasting of agriculture news by AIR. ‘Farm Guide’ is a prestigious annual publication of the bureau. Besides these things the Bureau prepares and distributes leaflets, booklets etc containing vital agricultural informations. In association with the state library council, the bureau is implementing an ‘Agricultural Book Corner Programme’ which aims at distributing the agriculture related publications of the Kerala Bhasha Institute to the libraries at one-third price. The Bureau is in possession of the most modern communication aids. It plays an appreciable role in providing comprehensive informations required for the extension and developmental aspects of Kerala’s agriculture.
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.