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.