The central farm ,aralam farm was established in 1971, by the State farms of india(SFCI),a goverment of india undertaking ,with assistance of erstwhile "USSR",which owned a group of farms with the main objective of providing quality planting materials of commercial crops.In 2004, the farm was taken over by the government of kerala from the central government under a tripartite agreement to which the government of india ,government of kerala and SFCI were parties.Under the agreement the government of kera is obliged to maintain half of the farm as a farm and the remaining half is distributed to the landless tribal population .In the year 2010, a company was incorporated to take over the 1500 hectares of the farm area and the government of kerala hold the entire share capital of the company.The ARALAM FARM is committed to contribute to the environment and to the conservation of natural resources around .Improvement of the standard of living of local population ,particularly the tribal community setteled in the tribal resettlement area,is an objective towards which the farm is directing its energy.The farm is also stiving its best to make the ARALAM FARM a popular destination for tourists across the country and from the outside world because of its scenic beauty,moderate climate and geography that offers opportunities for adventure and recreation.Nestled in the tourist hub of Waynad,the ARALAM FARM has plans for making it a destination for both eco tourism and farm tourism at a most affordable cost.
* A Public sector multi crop farm spread about 1500 hectares of land.Owned by the governmet of kerala
*600 hectares of cashew plantation exclusively dedicated to organic farming certificatiion.
*Largest single producer of coconuts in the entire country.
*Vast area of rubber,cocoa plantations(annual production of dry rubber is 175 metric tons and 200 metric of cocoa pod.
*Honey park-training & production.Honey in its purest form.
*Centralized nursery for planting materials of coconuts,cashew,rubber,cocoa,mango,sapota etc.
*Emerging center for agro based business ventures.
*Eco/farm tourism center.
*commited to the cause and welfare of 3000 scheduled tribes families rehabilitated in the aralam farm resettlement area.working under the control and guidelines of SC/ST department of government of kerala.