Coconut Marketing

List of Markets in South India: (Click the respective market name given below)

  1. Tamil Nadu
  2. Karnataka
  3. Pondicherry
  4. Kerala

Export & Import

  1. Export
  2. Import

Marketing Information Source

  1. NAFED
  5. Karnataka State Agricultural Marketing Board
  6. Domestic and Export Market Intelligence Cell (DEMIC), TNAU
  7. Dynamic Market Information (DMI) Service, TNAU, Coimbatore
  8. The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)

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The National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) and the Coconut Development Board (CDB) have reached an understanding to rope in small-scale copra processors to market value-added coconut products under NAFED brand through the apex cooperative's marketing network. The Board will extend financial assistance to the coconut processors for establishing Quality Testing Laboratories so that they can make available the best quality coconut products. The CDB and NAFED are planning to introduce coconut products in the Commonwealth Games to be held at Delhi. NAFED is also considering supplying the procured copra to coconut millers and buy back the oil for marketing under NAFED's brand.
Contact details:
National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Fedration Of India Ltd. (NAFED)
NAFED House, Siddhartha Enclave
Ring Road, Ashram Chowk,
New Delhi-110014
Telephone EPABX : 011-26340019, 26341810
Fax: 091-11-26340261,

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Ministry of Agriculture has launched scheme. AGMARKNET envisages linking all important agricultural produce markets in the Country, the State Agricultural Marketing Boards & Directorates and DMI for effective information exchange. AGMARKNET has led to a nation-wide information network for speedy collection and diffusion of market information, computerization of market related information such as market fees, market charges, etc., ensuring regularity and reliability of data and increasing the efficiency in agricultural markets.

  1. To establish a nation-wide information network for collection and dissemination of market information for its efficient utilization.
  2. To ensure flow of regular and reliable data to producers, traders and consumers to derive maximum benefit of their sales and purchases.
  3. To increase the efficiency in marketing by effecting improvement in the existing market information system

Contact details:
Directorate of Marketing & Inspection
Department of Agriculture & Cooperation
Ministry of Agriculture
A-Block, CGO Complex, NH-IV
Faridabad (Haryana)-121 001,

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KERAFED is the Apex Co-operative Federation of coconut farmers in Kerala and is the largest producer of coconut oil in India. KERAFED’s coconut oil complex at Karunagapally in Kollam district is one of the biggest such units in India, with a capacity of 200 Tons per day.  
KERA" Brand of coconut oil is produced by kerafed from copra of the finest quality, directly procured from coconut growers in Kerala - the land of coconuts. The copra thus procured is processed using the most modern technology. In the selection and processing of copra, KERAFED employs strict quality control measures to ensure product superiority and purity.

For  effectively  and  efficiently carrying  out  the  administrative  and  operational 
practices  on  a  day  by   day  basis,  Kerafed   sees its  state of  abode as three 
-Northern,  Central  and  Southern  regions.  Each region   has   around   300 
primary  agricultural  credit co-operative  societies  functioning, organising   farmers  to   take  up   production, procurement and marketing initiatives.

 Contact Details:
 “KERA TOWER”, Water Works Compound, Vellayambalam,
Vikas Bhavan (P.O), Thiruvananthapuram (Dist),
Kerala State, India. Pin Code- 695 033.
 Tel:00- 91- (0)471- 2321660, 2326153, 2326209, 2326736
  Fax:00-91-(0)471- 2326298

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. Karnataka State Coir Development Corporation Limited was established in the year 1985 with the main objectives of developing Coir based industries and also to act as Catalytic Agent in developing Coir in organized and in private sector. 
The Corporation’s main objectives are:
Ø     To develop skills among unemployed for self-employment
Ø     To optimize the use of the existing raw material and better utilization of men and                                             machinery.
Ø     To establish infrastructural facilities for promoting of coir sector
Ø     To provide welfare facilities and empowerment of rural women both socially and economically through  special schemes.
Ø     To set up training-cum-production centres, common facility centres for the benefit of artisans and SSI units.
Ø     To provide backward & forward linkages to entrepreneurs engaged in coir activities.
Ø     To establish market at potential places for selling coir products.
Contact details:
(A Government of Karnataka Enterprise)
Ground floor, V.I.T.C Building, Kasturba Road,
BANGALORE – 560001
Phone No: 080 - 22865866 / 22865868

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The Karnataka State Agricultural Marketing Board was established on 1st September 1972. The Board acts as a liaison agency between the Market Committees and the Government of Karnataka for all-round development of agricultural marketing in the State.
The important functions of the Board are

  1. General improvement of the regulation of marketing in the state
  2. Giving aid to financially weak (or needy) market committees in the form of loans and grants.
  3. Propaganda and Publicity on matters relating to regulated marketing of agricultural produce.
  4. Training the officers and staff of MCs in the state.
  5. To co-ordinate functioning of all the market committees with the help of information service obtained by both National and International market.
  6. To arrange for safety insurance on the life of farmers and if necessary contribute towards premium payable in respect of all agriculturists in the state.
  7. To arrange or organise seminars, workshops or exhibitions on subject relating to agricultural marketing.

Karnataka State Agricultural Marketing Board

No. 16, 2nd Rajabhavan Road, P.B. No. 5254

Bangalore – 560001

Phone No. 080-2863969, 080-2868237, Fax:- 080-2863962


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The Market Intelligence Cell will display data on arrival and transaction of important agricultural commodities in the  Regulated Markets in Tamil Nadu made available through AGMARKNET. Using this data the Market Intelligence Cell will forecast the prices of these commodities in the forthcoming months and the same will be transmitted to the Regulated markets and the farmers through web, All India Radio, television and newspapers. The prices prevailing in nearby states will also be informed to the farmers so that they will be able to get better prices for their c.rops which will help them planning crop pattern and the right time of sale of their crop output.
            a) to forecast the supply and demand of important agricultural commodities in Tamil                         Nadu. 
            b) To forecast future prices of major agricultural commodities
            c) to study the state and national market situation related to important commodities.
            d) To disseminate the market and price information on to the farmers for planning,                               production and holding stocks
            e) to suggest policy measures to the Government of Tamil Nadu.
Contact Details:
Domestic and Export Market Intelligence Cell (DEMIC),
Phone: 0422-6611439 6611439

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DMI is the collaborative effort of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore and India Development Gateway Initiative of C-DAC, Hyderabad to provide reliable daily market prices of perishable commodities covering major markets in and around Tamil Nadu.

  • Daily retail and wholesale prices for 160 commodities (68 vegetables, 36 Fruits,
  • Market profile of the thirteen markets with updated photographs
  • Address of farmers associations, federations, regulated markets, MSP, best practices adopted by other successful farmers etc..
  • Access to market data of previous days / weeks / months for comparison

Directorate of Extension Education
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Coimbatore – 641 003
Fax: 0422 – 6611433

Dynamic Market Information Service for Agri – Horti Produces through
Credible and timely information plays a crucial role in agricultural marketing, particularly for perishables. Due to lack of proper market information channel and interference of middle man, the farmers have been exploited often and forced to sell their produce at lower price in their nearby market. The harvested produce can be sold at a premium price information of the nearest alternative markets is disseminated to farmers on demand and daily basis. They can make better decision to harvest the produce at right time and send their consignment to particular market where the market price is higher for his/her produce. The power of information and mobile technology is making things possible to get the required information at required time. Dynamic Market Information (DMI) Service is one such initiative to provide accurate market related information to farmers and related stakeholders on daily basis.
What are the markets covered at present?
Bangalore - K.R. Market, Chennai - Koyambedu Market, Cochin - Ernakulam Market, Coimbatore Market, Hosur - Vegetable Vendors Association Market, Kumbakonam Market, Madurai Market, Mettupalayam Market, Ottanchatram - Vegetable market, Panruti Market, Thalaivasal Market, Tirunelveli Market, Trichy - Gandhi Market.
How to access the information?

  • Every day before 2pm the price details will be available in both in Tamil and English. You can access the information through website also.
  • The market analysts from different markets collect their market price reports on daily basis and with the help of experts at Directorate of SAMETI, TNAU the details are updated online immediately.
  • Facility of accessing the required price information through your mobile by sending SMS or calling to a particular number will be available for the registered members, shortly.

What are the services available in DMI presently?

  • Daily retail and wholesale prices 160 Commodities [68 Vegetables, 36 Fruits, 37 Flowers, 11 Spices, 8 Plantation crops (COCONUT)]
  • Market profile of the seven markets with updated photographs
  • Address of farmers associations, federations, regulated markets, MSP, best practices adopted by successful farmers etc.,
  • Access to market data of previous days / weeks / months for comparision

Who are the beneficiaries?
Farmers, Farmers Associations, Farmers Federation, Agri – Extension Officers, Agri Clinics, Fruits and Vegetable Processing Units can use this service.
For more details contact:
Director (SAMETI) Directorate of Extension Education ,Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Coimbatore – 641003. Phone: 0422 – 6611383     E-mail:

India Development Gateway (InDG)
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University (JNTU) Campus,
Kukatpally, Hyderabad – 500085, Phone No – 040 – 213150115   E-mail:

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(APEDA) was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act passed by the Parliament in December, 1985. 

    • Development of industries relating to the scheduled products for export by way of providing financial assistance  or  otherwise for undertaking surveys and feasibility studies, participation in enquiry capital through joint  ventures  and  other reliefs and subsidy schemes;
    • Registration of persons as exporters of the scheduled products on payment of such fees as may be prescribed;
    • Fixing of standards and specifications for the scheduled products for the purpose of exports;
    • Carrying out inspection of meat and meat products in slaughter houses, processing plants, storage premises,   conveyances or other places where such products are kept or handled for the purpose of ensuring the quality of   such products;
    • Improving of packaging of the Scheduled products;
    • Improving of marketing of the Scheduled products outside India;
    • Promotion of export oriented production and development of the Scheduled products;
    • Collection of statistics from the owners of factories or establishments engaged in the production, processing,   packaging, marketing or export of the scheduled products or from such other persons as may be prescribed on   any matter relating to the scheduled products and publication of the statistics so collected or of any portions   thereof or extracts therefrom;
    • Training in various aspects of the industries connected with the scheduled products;
    • Such other matters as may be prescribed.

APEDA has marked its presence in almost all agro potential states of India and has been providing services to agri-export community through its head office, five Regional offices and 13 Virtual offices.

Head office :  New Delhi
Regional offices : Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad and  Guwahati

Contact Details:
Agricultural Processed Food Products Export Development Authority
(Ministry of Commerce Industry, Govt. of India)
NCUI building 3, Siri Institutional Area,August Kranti Marg, New Delhi – 110 016
Phone : 91-11-26513204,26514572,26534186
Fax: 91-11-26526187

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: 91 - 0484 - 2203879, 2205318, 2203885, 2203880, 2203332, 2203471
Fax: 91 - 0484 - 2203375
MARKETFED began as The South Malabar District Wholesale Co-operative Store Ltd. on 24th December, 1942 with the area of operation as the whole of erstwhile Malabar District. It started business on 14-1-1943. In 1958, the Store was brought under Plan Scheme and was converted into a Co-operative Marketing Society in the name of the South Malabar District Co-operative Supply & Marketing Society Ltd. On 10th August, 1960 this society was upgraded into an apex body of Marketing Co-operative Societies as "The Kerala State Co-operative Marketing Federation Limited" and the area of operation was extended to whole of the Kerala State.
The leadership in the copra market was continued by Marketfed by achieving the procurement figure 13,003 tonnes valued at Rs.300 lakhs during 1994-95. Marketfed produces 'Kerajam' brand coconut oil from the finest quality copra procured through Primary Marketing Co-operative Societies in the State. The copra thus procured is processed in the most modern crushing unit.









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