SEED Agritech: Bridging the Supply - Chain Gap between Farmers and Consumers
Founder and Director
Set up in 2015, SEED Agritech is primarily engaged in farming and processing of Organic/Pesticide residue screened and conventional spices in Kerala and other regions of India. The firm also vests its focus on dealing with Fresh/Dehydrated vegetables, Value added Spice products, Herbs which are cultivated and processed in its project locations. Keeping up with their inception ideology, SEED Agritech avoids middlemen interference in the field of spices by implementing direct procurement system and producing healthy spices which are free of chemicals, heavy metals, and adulterants and pass on the maximum benefits to both farmers and end-consumers. The firm practices organic farming methodology for its speciality spices including Turmeric, Clove, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Dry Ginger and Black Pepper; while it opts for direct farming to cultivate premium quality - Alleppy Finger Turmeric - a turmeric grade with highest Curcumin percentage that only grows in Kerala. Producing close to 500-600 tonnes of dried turmeric, today, SEED is one of the largest producers of Alleppy Finger Turmeric across Kerala which is also highly preferred by foreign markets including Europe and US.
“With 1200 farmers spread over 8-7 districts across Kerala, we continuously strive to produce Alleppy Finger Turmeric. Most local buyers or middlemen mix different variety of turmeric to achieve the
As a young firm, SEED Agritech has already proved its mettle by touching a turnover of 30 crores. Looking ahead, Praveen says, “In the years to come, we are planning to expand our field activities into seed spices across the central portion of India and we will offer Technical support for post-harvesting processes in North-Eastern regions. Also, we have a mission-2020 project which is aimed at establishing an extensive organic processing factory allowing product traceability for consumers. We are also planning to enter the retail market of pesticide free spices in coming days.”