Sri. V.S. Sunil kumar Hon'ble Minister for Agriculture
State Horticulture Mission, Kerala is a society registered under Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Act 1955. The society was registered in October 2005. The State Horticulture Mission started functioning in the State since November 2005 for the implementation of the National Horticulture Mission programme, a centrally sponsored scheme. This scheme envisages an end to end development of the horticulture sector covering production, post harvest management, processing and marketing.
Achieve an economically and environmentally sound future for Kerala Horticulture.
State Horticulture Mission, Kerala is an agency equitably serving all farmers, private entrepreneurs and other organizations under public and private sector through the delivery of effective and efficient horticultural programmes for the farming community of Kerala.
The main objectives of the Mission are:
To provide holistic growth of the horticulture sector through area based regionally differentiated strategies which include research, technology promotion, extension, post harvest management, processing and marketing.
To enhance horticulture production, improve nutritional security and income support to farm households.
To establish convergence and synergy among multiple on-going and planned programmes for horticulture development.
To promote, develop and disseminate technologies, through a seamless blend of traditional wisdom and modern scientific knowledge.
To create opportunities for employment generation for skilled and unskilled persons, especially unemployed youth