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Spirulina Training

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Spirulina is widely hailed as one of the world’s top super foods, known for its high nutritional value and its ability to promote health and healing. In 1974, Spirulina was declared by the United Nations World Food Conference as the “best food for the future”. Way back in 2002, OfERR undertook training in Spirulina cultivation from Antenna Trust, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, primarily as a means to provide refugees nutrition as a remedial measure, particularly for children and adolescent girls. Training was also given to over five hundred refugees who continue to benefit from this program by manufacturing and marketing Spirulina powder and allied products such as chocolate, soap, shampoo and capsules across various organic stores.

In the fourteen years that followed, the Spirulina program from OfERR grew from an income generation source and nutritional supplement for refugees into a thriving training center that has so far trained over four thousand people from around the world in the practice of Spirulina cultivation and received positive media coverage for its work. OfERR’s Nallayan Research Centre for Sustainable Development, located in the village Natham in Kanchipuram district now sees a steady flow of local and international visitors who participate in our Spirulina cultivation workshops through hands-on training. All participants receive a training certificate upon completion of this course.

If you are interested in distribution of Spirulina products from OfERR or if you would like to be a part of our training program, contact us at

Email:oferrigp@gmail.com

Phone:(91) 9884000413 / (91) 9884000414 / +91 (044) 2819 3063

The Hindu

Training in spirulina production and technology

Oferr, an NGO at Natham village in Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu, working for the cause of Sri Lankan refugees, is conducting a five day training programme in spirulina production and processing from January 25th. Spirulina is a blue – green algae known for its nutritional properties and has the ability to grow in both the ocean and inland waters. Regarded as a nutritional food it is now being consumed in more than 75 countries around the world.Oferr, began its Spirulina project with the intention of supplementing the nutritional intake of the refugees across Tamil Nadu.

Spirulina cultivation: low investment, high income

IN THE context of rising input costs and low returns in agriculture, spirulina ( Arthro spira platensis), also called as blue green algae seems to promise farmers good income than other regular crops with very little investment.Spirulina is a nutritious protein food supplement and is also used in the manufacture of several medicines, and cosmetics. Its cultivation on a commercial scale is slowly catching up with many farmers in India, particularly in Tamil Nadu. With an unseasonal monsoon and problems in marketing many farmers have taken up spirulina cultivation as they have an assured market and a regular income, according to Mr. K. Retna Raja Singam, Programme Co-ordinator.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, SPIRULINA LIVELIHOOD PROGRAM K. RATNARAJASINGHAM ON THE SPIRULINA TRAINING PROGRAM FROM OfERR

TAKE A TOUR THROUGH OUR SPIRULINA TRAINING CENTER AT NALLAYAN WITH MR JALAL, AGRICULTURAL ENGINEER FROM JORDAN

THE SPIRULINA TRAINING EXPERIENCE IN OfERR IN PICTURES

Makkal TV News coverage of OfERR Spirulina

THE SPIRULINA TRAINING EXPERIENCE IN OfERR IN PICTURES

IN THE context of rising input costs and low returns in agriculture, spirulina ( Arthro spira platensis), also called as blue green algae seems to promise farmers good income than other regular crops with very little investment.Spirulina is a nutritious protein food supplement and is also used in the manufacture of several medicines, and cosmetics. Its cultivation on a commercial scale is slowly catching up with many farmers in India, particularly in Tamil Nadu. With an unseasonal monsoon and problems in marketing many farmers have taken up spirulina cultivation as they have an assured market and a regular income, according to Mr. K. Retna Raja Singam, Programme Co-ordinator.

Puthiya Thalaimurai News coverage on Spirulina

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