Bringing Training and Efficiency to Indian Organic Spices Processing

DEG and Ecoland partner to bring quality control to Indian spice growers through training and an advanced processing plant in Kerala.

Indian Organic Spices Processing Centre

DEG and Ecoland set up a modern processing centre that will, in future, be run by the local producer community set up by the project. A control and certification agency has also been established for organic farming as part of the project. Its task is to ensure that the spices are suitable for exporting to Germany and the EU. Thanks to a special marketing strategy, the spices are to be marketed under their own label in future – both on the European and the Indian market. The project benefits the Indian people by giving them better quality spices for which the small farmers can charge a higher price, thus giving them a secure income. Ecoloand's member companies, for their part, gain reliable, good quality supplies of spices for their own production lines.DEG and German organic farming association Ecoland have provided training courses for farmers in the spice-growing Indian region of Kerala.


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

    Funding Agencies
    Germany | Staff size: Unknown
  • Periyar Foundation

    Staff size: Unknown

    Periyar Foundation was founded on 27th July, 2004. Periyar Foundation is a Government owned public trust with the legality of the government organization and flexibility of a good...

  • Ecoland

    Germany | Staff size: Unknown

    Ecoland is a global association for the development of organic farming. Ecoland was founded in 1997 by Rudolf Bühler with 4 other farmers and the goal was to create an organic farming...

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Key Information

LocationSouth Asia, India
  • Start Date 2008