Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR)

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In this project, the centre is partnering with Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR), Kozhikode: IISR, Kozhikode a constituent body of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is a major Institute devoted to research on spices. In 1976, it started as a Regional Station of the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI), Kasaragod engaged in research on spices. IISR research is guided by science with a human touch. By giving a human touch to agri-science, IISR dedicates its work to the farmers and spice industry of the nation. IISR is bound to serve the farming community of the country. A variety of highly useful information on spices is assembled as follows: Package of Practices, Spice varieties, Planting Materials, Pamphlets in Malayalam. IISR has well-developed laboratory with all modern facilities and amenities.

MSSRF Main hub, Sub-hub-2 and IISWC are involved in the implementation of the DBT Kisan hub project in the aspirational districts of,

  1. Wayanad


Partnering Institute – II Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kozhikode

Principal Investigator

Dr. V. Srinivasan

Principal Scientist

Indian Institute of Spices Research, Marikunnu Post

Kozhikode, Kerala, India – 673012


KISAN Hub is a new programme funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India (GOI), under DBT’s mission programme, Biotech-Krishi Innovation Science Application Network (Biotech-KISAN) that empowers farmers through science and technology.