Kadamba Marketing Souharda Sahakari Niyamita
Background of the Promoter:
Kadamba Marketing Souharda Sahakari Niyamita (KMSSN) is a co-operative society registered under the Karnataka Souharda Cooperatives Act, 1997. It is started with a unique ideological background in 2005.
- The thinking of giving value to the valuable economic and natural resources of Uttara Kannada gave birth to the institution. Uttara Kannada is a store house of a series of crops like areca, spices, cashew, cocoa, paddy, coconut and fruits. Along with these, there are non-timber forest products such as Uppage (Garcinia gummigatta), Kokam (Garcinia indica), Shikakai, Jackfruit, Cinnamon, Amla, etc.
- It was established to fulfill the long aspiration of hundreds of farmers to have an organized and farmer oriented marketing establishment for these minor economic crops, under the license of APMC and other concerned departments, which was hitherto exclusively in the hands of private merchants and mafia. Kadamba procures any and all the products, however small the quantity may be (even 20 gms).
- Kadamba has been regularly arranging Grafting-Training to interested farmers for raising nursery of best quality saplings of various fruit crops.