Founded in the year 2004 and incorporated under the Companies Act of 1956, Indian Organic Farmer’s Producer Company Limited (IOFPCL) headquartered in Aluva, Kerala is the largest organic producer company in India, owned and run by the farmers, for the farmers.
It was setup to embolden the farmers to take on the challenges of production, procurement, processing and marketing of Organic and Fairtrade certified products in the domestic and international markets. The company aims to cut out the middleman and hence ensures that the farmer benefits the maximum in the end pricing of his agricultural produce. The company also ensures an Organic and Fairtrade premium over and above the market price so that the farmer has an incentive to follow Organic and Fairtrade practices.
IOFPCL is registered with the Directorate General of Foreign Trade as an Importer – Exporter and is a ‘Registered Exporter Member’ of the Spices Board, Coffee Board, Coconut Board and the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA). The company has been successful in the wholesale export of Organic and Fairtrade products to Europe and America for the past 15 years.
IOFPCL is certified organic by INDOCERT as per Indian, EU and USDA NOP. The company is FLO Fair trade Certified by FLO-CERT Germany.
Jaiva is the retail brand of IOFPCL with a Jaiva supermarket currently operating out of IOFPCL’s office headquarters in Aluva, Kerala, India. Plans are afoot to open more stores in Kerala soon. www.jaivaonline.com is Jaiva’s dedicated e-marketplace where consumers can purchase the Jaiva brand of products online.
The various Jaiva products are procured from IOFPCL’s member farmers who are Organic and Fairtrade certified, and are value added and packaged by IOFPCL at Aluva, Kerala. With a total cultivated area spanning 12,793 acres, the main crops grown are:
- Wayanad – Coffee, Pepper, Ginger, Turmeric, Vanilla.
- Kannur – Cashew, Coconut, Pepper, Vanilla, Ginger, Nutmeg, Cocoa.
- Palakkad – Coconut, Cocoa, Pepper, Vanilla, Nutmeg, Rubber
- Idukki – Cocoa, Pepper, Vanilla, Nutmeg.