Products & Services
|Nature of Business||Manufacturer|
|Year of Establishment||1997|
|Legal Status of Firm||Limited Company (Ltd./Pvt.Ltd.)|
Founded in 1997, Plantrich Agritech Private Limited is a green business initiative dedicated to supplying sustainable products for those who care about the world they live in and empowering farmers all around the world.
Plantrich sources the goodness of nature from tribal farmers in the forest areas of Kerala and supplies it to the rest of the world. As staunch supporters of the organic farming movement, Plantrich supplies finest quality organic hill products such as Spices, Robusta and Arabica Coffee, Pineapple and Coconut, which are processed at our HACCP Certified Organic factory as per Fairtrade, NOP and EU Standards.
We procure sustainable produce directly from our farmers. This helps us deliver our high quality products at low cost to our worldwide customers. By joining hands with our Organic farmers, our dedicated team achieved the goal to be the leading organic spices manufacturer, supplier and exporter from Kerala. We educate and assist the rural farming communities to produce organic agricultural products by using the latest technologies.
Plantrich has established a large customer base throughout Europe, US and Middle East. We comply with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements of the countries importing our products.
We also develop environment friendly agri-inputs – bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides, organic manures and plant tonics- for the promotion of sustainable agriculture and to support agriculturists by creating profitable farming systems.+ Read More
Quality Assurance and Certifications
Quality and safety of food are the primary concerns in the agri-food market. Plantrich regularly conducts quality inspection programs to ensure that the products meet the international standards for quality, size, quantity and packaging including periodical checks on taste, texture, colour and aroma of products, chemical and microbiological parameters of food ingredients. We also maintain a clean and healthy environment for the production and storage of agri-products. To adhere to our stringent quality standards, we provide training and support to our employees and farming community, the strongest partners of Plantrich.
Our commitment to meet the quality of products and services has brought the following certifications to our credit.
- World Class Food Safety and Hygiene.
- Grow the Sustainable Customer Relationship.
- Thrive for Innovations and Improvement.
- Build a Strong, Committed and Dynamic Team.
- Partnering for Eco-Friendly Solutions
- To be the recognized Leader of World Class Supply Chain of Organic Food, for Sustainable Livelihood of Producers.
Bijumon Kurian is a green evangelist and social entrepreneur who has redefined the sustainable farming scenario in Asia. He is the President of MASS, Manarcadu Social Service Society, a first-of its-kind Fairtrade farmers’ co-operative in India. A die-hard organic farming enthusiast, he has won many international and national accolades like Biggest Fairtrade Fan (2016) and Best Entrepreneur Award (2004) from the Government of Kerala, India. Bijumon is the Chair of Network of Asia Pacific Producers (NAPP) who represent part of a global Fairtrade international organisation; working to secure a better deal for farmers and workers in the Asia-Pacific region. He has also served as the Advisory Board Member of Control Union Certifications, India. Bijumon was invited to address the Scottish Parliament in March 2017 in connection with Fairtrade.Bijumon Kurian(Managing Director)
Ms. Sheena Susan Varghese , Director, Plantrich Agri Tech (p)Ltd has 15 years handful experience in the field of Agriculture and Horticulture. She works with specific on Women Empowerment and Gender Equality and has made a huge impact in her Project Area. Currently, she leads a team of 430 Women Farmers and 37 Women workers in the field as well the Production Facility of spices and coffee.Sheena Susan BijuDirector
Skills Communication and Training
Bijumon is a vibrant and powerful communicator who can inspire and motivate people to becoming self-sufficient. He can also convey and convert long-term vision and strategies to successful delivery.Technical Skills
Bijumon is skilled in Organic Farming, Organic and Bio Fertilizers production , Spice & Coffee processing.Knowledge
Bijumon has extensive knowledge in organic farming certifications and in-depth knowledge of the trade laws of various countries and standards (EU, USDA and NPOP, ILO, HACCP & Fair-trade standards).Computer and Internet Skills
Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Bijumon maintains an active presence in social media – Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook (with large follower base) and blogs.Education
B. Sc Chemistry, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.
Bijumon’s family roots in agriculture and education has helped him gain a thorough understanding and experience in organic agriculture. He mainly works with small-holding farmers, farm workers, women self-help groups, tribal communities and youngsters to promote sustainable agriculture. His vision for MASS, which he founded in the year 2001, drives him to take strategic steps in developing the socio-economic status of Coffee and Spices Growers in and around Kottayam, Kerala and Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu through initiation of organic farming and sustainable agriculture projects. From 1998, Bijumon has been sharing his horticulture and sustainable farming expertise in growing natural, organic and Fairtrade produces across south India.
Bijumon is the Managing Director of Plantrich Agritech Pvt Ltd which is a international supplier of organic and Faritrade spices, coffee, coconut, cocoa and other food ingredients to premier brands throughout the world. He is also the MD of Fair Trade Global Sourcing FZE (FGS)which trades coffee, cocoa and spices from origin countries to Europe and US.
Education and Special Training
Bijumon has a Diploma in Business Administration and a Bachelors degree in Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University.
He has also received special training in:
- Skill Development in Organic farming by Control Union India
- Spices Value Addition by Spices Board, CFTRA
- Coffee Practices by Coffee Board
- Effective International Marketing and Strategic Planning of Producers at SES, Germany and PUM Netherlands.