Fort Kochi and Mattancherry: spice world

There's no real spice market place in Cochin, Kerala. In fact, there are spice streets, a kind of bazaar in this old port town. Men and women invite you to come and see the many spice packs. Most of them are smaller enterprises, some specifically indicate the efforts in favour of women empowerment. Kerala people are proud of their cardamom, black pepper and turmeric. We also notice the nutmeg and mace, ginger and lesser known spices like asafoetida. And off course, the masala's. The difference between those spice blends is often very subtle. How to bring that to our public in the shops?

Importing spices from Kerala, we had to come and see the spice merchands here. This feels like a door opening to the natural wealth of India. The coming three days Adya will meet representatives of cooperatives and companies during the international BioFach. What we're looking for? Top quality organic products ànd Asian partners with a clear social impact on their farmers!