National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED)


NAFED, an apex Organisation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India deals with marketing cooperatives for agricultural produce in India. NAFED has been started with the objective to organize, promote and develop marketing, processing and storage of agricultural, horticultural and forest produce,
distribution of agricultural machinery, implements and other inputs, undertake inter-state, import and export trade, wholesale or retail and to facilitate, coordinate and promote the marketing and trading activities of the cooperative institutions, partners and associates in agricultural and other commodities.

TRIFED and NAFED have signed an MoU to jointly identify areas of cooperation for development and promotion of tribal products in a holistic manner and undertake activities within their mandate. Broad areas of cooperation will include:

  • Use of existing Retail Chain network and other modes of respective Organisations for sale of TRIFED and NAFED products;
  • TRIFED will offer all its tribal handicraft, handloom and natural products being produced by the Van Dhan Kendras for sale through NAFED Outlets and NAFED will also offer agriculture products procured by them from tribal producers for sale in designated Tribes India Outlets.
  • Participation in Exhibitions/fairs: It has been decided that they will exchange information about the exhibitions and fairs that each of the two organizations are planning to participate in and encourage the participation  of  tribal suppliers in the respective exhibitions/fairs.
  • Undertaking packaging of TRIFED/Van Dhan products: NAFED will help TRIFED in establishment of Van Dhan Kendras and also promoting Tribes India brand. NAFED will provide their packaging facility at Delhi or elsewhere for packaging of Van Dhan and Tribes India natural products.