The State Horticulture Mission is a registered society set up under the Travancore Cochin Literary, Scientific & Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955 to implement the National Horticulture Mission program, a centrally sponsored scheme, introduced during the financial year 2005–2006. This scheme envisages an end to end development of the Horticulture sector covering production, post harvest management, processing and marketing.

Vision & Mission

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


  • To provide holistic growth of the horticulture sector through an 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.


For effectively carrying out these objects, the mission shall have power

  • To co-operate with Universities and Research and Scientific institutions, associations or bodies in India or abroad.
  • To establish and to maintain technical libraries and information centers and to collect information in the field of horticulture.
  • To develop and support centres for demonstration and training for the farmers in horticulture.
  • To act as a nodal agency for all kind of projects on horticulture, both central and state.
  • To take special step including that of conducting training course to develop group of scientists and technologists working in the field of horticulture, and to identify and encourage research and development in the related areas.
  • To accept donations, grants, contributions of financial assistances from governmental, quasi-governmental or non-governmental agencies, persons or any banking institutions within or outside the country.
  • To acquire, hold and receive property of any kind including securities and negotiable instruments.
  • To manage property of any kind belonging to the Mission and to utilize the income derived there from for maintaining the Mission.
  • To ensure that the incomes, earnings and the properties of the Mission are solely utilized and applied towards the promotion of its aims and objects only as set forth above and
  • To frame rules, regulations and bye-laws.


The management of State Horticulture Mission-Kerala is through the Governing Body and State Level Executive Committee.