The functioning of MARKETFED and its illustrious operations have really commenced way back in the pre-independence period. Precisely in the year 1942, this noble organisation has come about as a Co-operative Store in the erstwhile Malabar area of Kerala for catering to the varied needs of farming community. Subsequently in the year 1958, it was upgraded as the South Malabar District Co-operative Store and thereafter in August 1960, it was transformed into the present Kerala State Co-operative Marketing Federation or the popular MARKETFED.
Our prime objectives are to make available robust support base for the farming community across the State by providing fertilizers and other inputs at affordable rates through co-operatives and to effect the market interventions for price stabilization of agricultural produces. Our procurement and marketing strategies bring about great relief to the farmers in the current state of agrarian crises.
Upholding its core values and taking into account the upcoming challenges, MARKETFED is, of late, knitting its plans to expand business operations. It includes aggressive interventions through procurement of agricultural produces plus branding and marketing of as many Kerala’s own products as possible with an emphasis on value added coconut and spices.
MARKETFED is now all set to consolidate and expand its role and is committed to sustainable co-operative economic development. In this grand enduring journey, the novel principles of International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) as well as the unique codes and standards as envisaged in the recently promulgated Kerala Cooperative Policy of the Government of Kerala would be guiding us in the days to come.
Dr. Sanil S.K