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


Sl No. Address Contact Number E mail id
1 District Agricultural Farm, Peringamala, Thiruvananthapuram 0472-2846488
2 District Agricultural Farm, Anchal, Kollam 0475-2270447
3 District Agricultural Farm, Mavelikkara, Alappuzha 0479-2357690
4 District Agricultural Farm, Kozha, Kottayam 0482-2234016
5 District Agricultural Farm, Arikuzha, Idukki 0486-278599
6 District Agricultural Farm, Neriyamangalam, Ernakulam 0485-2554416
7 District Agricultural Farm, Chelakkara, Thrissur 0484-2526636
8 District Agricultural Farm, Chungathara, Malappuram 04931-230104
9  District Agricultural Farm, Koothali, Kozhikkode 0496-2662264
10 District Agricultural Farm, Thaliparamba 0460-2203154
11 State Seed Farm, Ulloor, Thiruvananthapuram 0471-2530035
12 State Seed Farm, Chirayinkil, Thiruvananthapuram 0470-2644291
13 State Seed Farm, Kottarakkara, Kollam 0474-2045235
14 State Seed Farm, Karunagappally, Kollam 0476-2620290
15 State Seed Farm, Kadakkal, Kollam 0474-2426666
16 State Seed Farm, Adoor, Pathanamthitta 04734-227868
17 State Seed Farm, Pullad, Pathanamthitta 0469-2661917
18 State Seed Farm, Pandalam, Pathanamthitta 04734-252500
19 State Seed Farm, Arunoottimangalam, Alappuzha 0479-2358700
20 State Seed Farm, Veeyapuram, Alappuzha 0479-2318490
21 State Seed Farm, Kozha, Kottayam
22 State Seed Farm, Valachira, Kottayam 0482-9283306
23 State Seed Farm, Karimannoor, Idukki 04862-263560
24 State Seed Farm, Aluva, Ernakulam
25 State Seed Farm, Okkal, Ernakulam  0484-2464941
26 State Seed Farm, Mannuthy, Thrissur 0487-2371678
27 State Seed Farm, Kodassery, Thrissur  0480-2743834
28 State Seed Farm, Nadavarambu, Thrissur
29 State Seed Farm, Edathiruthy, Thrissur
30 State Seed Farm,Pazhayannur, Thrissur 0488-4226260
31 State Seed Farm, Pananchery, Thrissur 0487-228336
32 State Seed Farm, Alathur, Palakkad 0492-2223313
33 State Seed Farm, Kunnannur, Palakkad 0491-2572224
34 State Seed Farm, Kongadu, Palakkad 0492-2102121
35 State Seed Farm, Ananganadi, Palakkad
36 State Seed Farm, Muthalamada, Palakkad
37 State Seed Farm, Chokkad, Malappuram 04931-212144
38 State Seed Farm, Thavannoor, Malappuram
39 State Seed Farm, Anakkayam, Malappuram 0483-2848126
40 State Seed Farm, Perambra, Kozhikkode 0496-2614221
41 State Seed Farm, Puduppadi, Kozhikkode 0496-2512340
42 State Seed Farm, Vengad, Kannur 0490-2308047
43 State Seed Farm, Kankole, Kannur 0498-5280050
44 State Seed Farm, Kasargod 04994-230510
45 State Seed Farm, Pullor, Kasargod 0467-2268808
46 Coconut Nursery, Valiyathura, Thiruvananthapuram
47 Coconut Nursery, Kazhakkuttom, Thiruvananthapuram
48 Coconut Nursery, Karunagappally, Kollam
49 Coconut Nursery, Vyttila, Ernakulam
50 Coconut Nursery, Irinjalakkuda, Thrissur
51 Coconut Nursery, Parappanangadi, Malappuram
52 Coconut Nursery, Thikkodi, Kozhikkode
53 Coconut Nursery, Palayad, Kannur
54 Banana Nursery Peringamala, Thiruvananthapuram 0472-2846622
55 Sugarcane Seed Farm, Pandalam, Pathanamthitta 04734-252500
56 State Vegetable Farm Vandiperiyar, Idukki 04869-253543
57 Horticulture Development Farm, Malampuzha,Palakkad 0491-2815331
58 Orange & Vegetable Farm,Nelliyampathy, Palakkad 0492-3246225
59 Integrated Seed Development Farm, Eruthiampathy, Palakkad 0492-3236007
60 Central Orchard, Pattambi, Palakkad 0466-2212009
61 TxD Farm,Chalod, Kannur
62 Cashew Progeny Orchard, Aadoor,Kasargod 04994-262272





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

Sl No Address Contact number E mail id
1 PBS, Agricultural Wholesale Market
Anayara, Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala -695 029
2 PBS, State AGMARK Grading Lab
Kollam, Kerala-
3 PBS, Kalarcode, Sadanandapuram
Alappuzha, Kerala-
4 PBS, Kottayam, Kerala-
5 PBS, Vytilla
Ernakulam, Kerala-
6 PBS, Irinjalakkuda
Thrissur, Kerala-680 121
7 PBS, Parappanangadi
Malappuram , Kerala-
8 PBS, Thikkodi, Kozhikkode
9 PBS, State Seed Farm
Kasaragod, Kerala-

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.

Sl No Address Contact number E mail id
1 Sri. V. Babu
State Agricultural Engineer i/c
Directorate of Agriculture
Vikas Bhavan
Kerala -695 033

List of Engineering Offices

Sl No Address Contact number E mail id
1 Executive Engineer (Agri)
Sanathanapuram PO, Kalarkode
Alappuzha, Kerala-686 668
2 Executive Engineer (Agri)
Puthiyara PO
Kozhikkode, Kerala-673 004

3 Research Engineer
Research Testing & Training Centre
Vellayani PO, Thiruvananthapuram
4 Engineering Workshop
Vellayani PO, Thiruvananthapuram
5 Engineering Workshop, Kavanad,
Kollam, Kerala-
6 Engineering Workshop,
Alappuzha, Kerala-686 668
7 Engineering Workshop,
8 Engineering Workshop
Ernakulam, Kerala-
9 Engineering Workshop
10 Engineering Workshop
Palakkad, Kerala-
11 Engineering Workshop
Anakkayam, Malappuram
12 Engineering Workshop
Kozhikkode, Kerala-
13 Engineering Workshop
Thana, Mannore
14 Engineering Workshop
Kasaragod, Kaerala-

Farm Information Bureau (FIB)

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.

Sl No Address Contact number E mail id
1 FIB, Kowdiar
Kerala – 695 003
2 FIB Regional Office
Kakkanad, Ernakulam
3 FIB Regional Office

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.

  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
Sl No Address Contact number E mail id
1 WTO Cell,North Block
Government Secretariat
2 Special Officer
3 Under Secretary
4 Harikumar B
Agricultural Officer (On Special Duty)
5 Bindu Viveka Devi
Agricultural Officer (On Special Duty)

State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute, Kerala (SAMETI, Kerala)

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.
Sl No Address Contact number E mail id
1 State Agricultural Management & Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), Venpalavattom
Anayara, Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala -

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.
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.

Sl No Address Contact number E mail id
1 Office of the Joint Director of Agriculture, Kerala State Seed Development Authority, Thrissur -20, Chempookaavu, First  Floor, Agriculture Complex
Kerala -680 003
Sl No Address Contact number E mail id
1 Seed Godown Complex
KSSDA, Alappuzha

State Horticulture Mission–
Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture
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.

Sl No Address Contact number E mail id
1 State Horticulture Mission, Kerala
Sunny Dale, Mead’s  Lane,
Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala-695 034


2 Shri. J.Justin Mohan IFS
Mission Director


0471 - 2330856


Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council Keralam (VFPCK)

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.

Sl No Address Contact number E mail id
Mythri Bhavan, Near Doordarsan Kendra, Kakkanad, Kakkanad, Kochi, Kerala - 682 037
2 Director 484-2881333
3 Chief Executive Officer 484-2881333

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.

Sl No Address Contact number E mail id
1 Nadukkara Agro-Processing Factory, Nadukkara
Avoly P.O.
Muvattupuzha, Ernakulum
Kerala – 686 670

Kerala Small Farmer’s Agri Business Consortium (SFAC)

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”

Sl No Address Contact number E mail id
T C 25/2149, ‘USHUS’
Thaivila Lane, Thampanoor
Kerala -695 001

Kerala State Horticultural Products Development Corporation (KSHPDC)

Sl No Address Contact number E mail id
Udayagiri, Poojappura
Kerala-  695 012
 2 Dr. Babu Thomas
Managing Director