The Raitha Mitra Farmers’ Producers Company Ltd. has spread its wings by joining hands with the country’s premier food laboratory, the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) in Mysuru, for research and promotion of seeds grown by farmers.
CFTRI and Raitha Mitra recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nutriplanet Foods Private Ltd. for a collaborative effort to explore the scientific progress in nutraceuticals and taking up research in the field.
While Raitha Mitra will supply the seeds of Chia and Quinoa, high-energy foods, to Nutriplanet Foods, CFTRI will transfer technology it developed for the preparation of high energy foods to the firm.
The CFTRI had introduced “super foods” Chia, Quinoa and Teff, which are imported varieties, among the farmers in Mysuru, considering their energy value. The Raitha Mitra consequently encouraged farmers to cultivate Chia in Mysuru and other districts.