Pioneer Turned Leader
PDS Organic spices is a unit of Peermade Development Society (PDS), a social service organisation of Catholic Diocese of Kanjirappally. Our focus is to promote cultivation, processing and marketing of world class quality organic spices to help marginal farmers to achieve sustainable livelihoods. We work with the small, marginal and tribal farmers spread across the Western Ghat region- the spices growing heartland- of Idukki, district in the state of Kerala, India.
PDS Organic Spices aim to provide the world original Malabar Spices known for its rich flavor and aroma. This is made possible through the organic cultivation practices followed in harmony with the special climatic conditions prevailing in the growing area. We work with small, marginal and tribal farmers, spread across the Western Ghat region- the spices growing heartland- of Idukki, district in the state of Kerala, India.
We provide all possible assistance to follow organic farming, help in value addition and improvement in quality of the products, purchase the produce at a premium price from the farm gate, inspect and monitor the farming activities, process produces in our own facility and market it in international and domestic markets.
Inspection and certification of organic farms is conducted by Control Union Certifications India Pvt. Ltd. Our products adhere to the organic standards of India, EU, USA, Japan, and Korea. We are also certified as per the Fairtrade standards by FLO-Cert. Some of our farmers are also practice Biodynamic farming and are certified by Demeter.
All our spices are processed in our own facility, located in Valanjanganam, Kuttikkanam, which is certified as per ISO 22000: 2005 FSMS and BRC “AA” standards. We also have a well established quality assurance laboratory to ensure that the products shipped out are in conformance with the specifications of the buyers.
Our well established farmer management system and extensive monitoring at all levels of production and processing help us to ensure transparency of operations and farm to fork traceability of the organic products.
Inspired by the Bible passage “… that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10), PDS Organic Spices reaches out to give each individual the chance for sustainable development. Our activities are characterized by professional teamwork and leadership style, aimed at self- reliant, empowered communities.
Our Vision – “…that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10)
Our Mission – “To achieve our vision by implementing the best products across our operations and achieve highest level of customer satisfaction by delivering result through committed, capable and efficient team”
Our Parental Organisation – Peermade Development Society (PDS)
Established in the year 1980, Peermade Development Society (PDS) is registered as a non governmental organization under the Travancore – Cochin literary and charitable societies act of 1955. Its formal launch was the culmination of life long interaction of its founder Bishop Mar Mathew Arackal, the present Bishop of the Catholic diocese of Kanjirappally with the rural and tribal people of the Idukki district. PDS aims at the sustainable development of the tribals, rural poor, marginal farmers, women and children through developing various indigenous, community based and people participatory developmental programmes.
Three decades of dedicated service of PDS in various developmental activities in the field of organic farming, Ayurveda and traditional medicine, Medicinal plants conservation, Tribal development, Women’s development, Micro enterprise development, Watershed development programme, Family counseling programme, Biotechnology, Bio control agents, Organic ago products exports, Technology resource centre, Organic tea and spices, local innovation support, Research and documentation and consultancy services is highly recognized by everybody. PDS is identified as one of the largest NGO of South India.
PDS received many recognitions and awards in length and breadth from the Ministry of Rural Development, Department of Science and Technology (DST) Govt. of India, National Innovation Foundation(NIF) Govt. of India, Food and Agricultural Organization(FAO), Spices Board, Tea Board, NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development), UNDP (United Nations Development Programme),UNESCO, European Economic Community(EEC) and many other from state and central governments.