Kerala Forest Seed Centre (KFSC), established in 2003 is a collaborative venture of Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) and Kerala Forest Department (KFD). It is located in the KFRI main campus at Peechi. The main objectives of the KFSC are to collect, process, store, certify and supply seeds of various forestry species to the stakeholders as per International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) standards.
Apart from this, KFSC conducts research programmes on seed handling techniques and storage technology, impart technical support on improvements/amelioration measures for existing seed stands, etc. Since its inception, KFSC has provided about 300 tonnes certified seeds of forestry species. Moreover, seed handling information of the major species were provided to the stakeholders within and outside the State. Apart from the general facilities on seed testing and processing, KFSC has other facilities such as cold rooms with various storage temperature, especially for the recalcitrant seeds. More details about the availability of seeds and prize are available at the Service section of this website.