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Agri-Entrepreneur Sopna Kallingal Secures Spice Award

Sopna Kallingal of Kallingal Plantation, Thrissur, received Spice Award 2024, instituted by ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research. The award has been given to her for her initiatives in enterprise diversification and integrated crop management strategies, promoting a sustainable spice-based cropping system.

About Spice Award

Spice Awards is an annual event which has been created to reward Asian and Indian cuisine across Scotland and we are delighted to present the 6th Annual SPICE Awards for 2024. Our independent voting campaign runs annually. We invite communities from across the country to support their favourite local and national businesses by voting for them via our online voting system.

About Sopna Kallingal’s achievement

She received the award on June 2, at a function held in Kozhikode Under the leadership of Ms. Kallingal, Kallingal plantation has a diverse range of crops, embodying a dedication to enterprise diversification and agriculture innovation, according to the award citation. The priority crop in the Kallingal Plantation is nutmeg. However, through an intercropping method, the plantation has optimised space and productivity, integrating nutmeg trees, coconut palms, areca nut and black pepper vines. It has a variety of livestock, including Marwadi horses, native cow, ornamental fish, pigeons, rabbits, ornamental hens and goats, highlighting the effectiveness of mixed farming methods.


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