Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED)

  • TRIFED is a national-level apex organization functioning under administrative control of Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
  • It was established in August 1987 by then Ministry of Welfare under Multi State Cooperative Societies Act 1984 (which has now been replaced by Multi-State Cooperative Societies Act, 2002).
  • It is headquartered in New Delhi.
  • Its core objective is to institutionalize trade of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) and Surplus Agriculture Produce (SAP) collected or cultivated by tribals as they are heavily dependent on these natural products for their livelihood.
  • TRIFED also works as an agency to the FCI for procurement of Wheat and Rice.
  • It also organizes exhibitions like National Tribal Craft Expo called “Aadi Mahotsav” etc. to promote and market tribal products.
  • It also facilitates participation of tribal artisans to enable them to interact directly with art lovers to assess market needs.
  • Tribes India e-market place: It is a TRIFED initiative that aims to showcase the produce and handicrafts of tribal enterprises from across the country and helps them market their produce/ products directly.