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PDS Organic Spices the pioneer exporter of organic spices from India, since 1998.
PDS Organic Spices is a unit of Peermade Development Society,(PDS) a non-governmental organisation, which strives for a better quality of life for the poor and needy, especially tribal communities, marginalized farmers, women and children, spread across the Western Ghats region-the spices growing heartland- of Idukki district in the state of Kerala, India.
Inspired by the Bible passage “... that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10), PDS reaches out to give each individual the chance for sustainable development. Along with many other activities, like tribal development, upliftment programmes for women and children, land, water and biomass management, biodiversity conservation, R&D programmes for agriculture, animal husbandry, indigenous medicines and anthropology, micro enterprise development, etc., the organic farming practices is one of the main objective of PDS to promote a sustainable livelihood for marginalized farmers and their families.
PDS Organic Spices aim to provide the world original Malabar Spices known for its rich flavour and aroma. This is made possible through the Organic cultivation practices followed in harmony with the special climatic conditions prevailing in the growing area.
The small and tribal farmers get intensive support in organic farming, protection of indigenous varieties, value addition and quality improvement in their produces. They are continuously trained to the topics of organic agriculture, production of compost, use of organic fertilizers, prevention and cure of plant diseases with the aim to increase the quality of their produces, and to protect the environment.
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.
Our activities are characterized by professional teamwork and leadership style, aimed at self- reliant, empowered communities. Throughout the certification process, our farmers are supported with trainings on good organic farming practices and are regularly visited by our Internal Control Inspectors, who document the development, supports the farmers and helps in handling the certification process.
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 practicing Biodynamic farming and are certified by Demeter International.
All our spices are processed in our 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.
Your purchase of our certified organic and ethically sourced products helps us to empower our dedicated organic farming communities. Our commitment to offer you the best ensures that you and the farming community can truly enjoy what life has to offer in all its abundance.