The history of the Department of agriculture in Kerala also depicts the agrarian history of the State. The Department of Agriculture was started functioning in the erstwhile Travancore on 27th May 1908. The Department in its present set up started functioning from 1987 for the overall development of agriculture in the State.


VAIGA - Value Addition For Income Generation in Agriculture is the sole and most prestigious venture from the Agriculture Department under the Government of Kerala since 2016. VAIGA extends its focus up current and emerging national and international drifts in technological advancements related to profitable agricultural developments. This includes product diversification, processing, value addition and marketing. The venture also offers immense opportunities in building a bridge between local-national agencies, entrepreneurs and experts in Agri-value addition & processing. The Marvelous exhibition conducted as a part of the EXPO offers an excellent opportunity for the participants and the business-to-business meet conducted as part of the event offers an interface between National/International agencies and entrepreneurs in the Agri-value chain.

This is a golden opportunity for the Agro processing industry to meet the producers which initiates the sparks for beginning the value chain. This year’s VAIGA Scheduled from 25th Feb, 2023 is expected to put its signature in the establishment of value chain with Kerala as the main dock. The expo and technical sessions and the meets in connection with this mega event, embellished with cultural programmes attracts thousands for a week leading to new business contacts and relationships-and new clients.

This year VAIGA 2023-24 event features the agricultural value chain with special reference to Kerala Agriculture, Agriculture value chain manages the flow of products and information along the supply chain by capturing the value added in each stage. It also offers the opportunity to reduce the cost and risk along the supply chain. Thus VAIGA 2023 pivots on the value chain reinforcement.

An International Platform To Explore New Business Opportunities

VAIGA 2023 – the mega event will open a whole new world of opportunities for value chain reinforcement. The event will offer one of its kind international platform where buyers from different countries, product manufactures and sellers, industry experts, trade bodies, organizations and policy makers can directly interact, display products and services, exchange ideas of latest products, discover the business opportunities in international markets.

• Create opportunity for agricultural product company/manufacturers to interact with key personnel from Government as well as private agencies involved in the development and promotion of agricultural sectors. -