Thursday, April 17, 2008

Farmers in Kerala to Export Organic Pepper

" Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 : A group of tribal farmers in Kerala, with governmental support, have turned exporters of organic pepper and the first consignment will be sent to Germany April 12.

State Forest Minister Binoy Viswom told reporters here that the first consignment of four tonnes of pepper, cultivated by 59 tribal families in Vanchivayil village in the interiors of Thekkady forests, is ready to be exported.

"This is a dream come true for me because I have done a lot of work and this month the first consignment of certified organic pepper from a group of tribals will be sent to Germany," Viswom said Wednesday."

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