MARKETFED started its operations in the year 1942 in the erstwhile Malabar area catering to the farming community as a Co-operative Store. In the year 1958, this was upgraded as South Malabar District Co-operative Store. It was in August 1960, this was converted into Kerala State Co-operative Marketing Federation [MARKETFED].
Our main aim is to provide support base for the farming community all over the State by providing fertilizers at cheap rates and other inputs at cheap rates through Co-operative Society network. We also intervene in the market especially for price stabilization, procurement and for marketing unique products of Kerala.
MARKETFED is also planning to expand its operations and intensify its intervention in the procurement of agricultural produce. We also plan to intensify marketing in spices. We also intend to utilize our property all over the State for building godowns and leasing it out for various offices which will help us finance market intervention activities. MARKETFED is set to consolidate and expand its role as a source of protection to the Farming Community from price uncertainty and as an enabler by ensuring timely delivery of fertilizers.
K. Padmakumar IPS.