The Company

Homegrown Biotech is spread across 82 acres of fertile slopes on the banks of river Manimalayar in Vizhikkathode village in Kanjirappally, Kerala. One of the largest plant production nurseries in South India, Homegrown has the biggest collection of Southeast Asian fruit trees on its main farm in Kanjirappally.

Homegrown Biotech was promoted three decades ago by a team of three enterprising planters, all hailing from the well-known "Kondooparampil" family based in Kanjirappally, with generations of farming experience.

The Management

Renny Jacob

Group Chairman

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Renny is an entrepreneur with extensive experience, with specific focus on agribusiness. He is the chairman of the India Cocoa Group, which is primarily engaged in the procurement and processing of cocoa beans for Cadbury India for the last 30 years. Renny looks after the finance, administration and Information Systems of the organization.

Jose Jacob

Managing Director

His passion for exotic fruits has taken Jose in search of new horizons in horticulture. He has been steering Homegrown Biotech successfully for the past two decades and is constantly on the lookout for crops well-suited to our region. He has set up three research farms to aid the constant monitoring and evolution of best practices in crop management.

Jojo Joseph


As accomplished entrepreneur, Jojo has strived hard to meet the land and property development needs of the firm and enjoys the challenges of expanding the business to new geographies. Jojo's extensive experience in asset development assures sustainability and growth of the company’s production infrastructure.

Vision & Mission


Leader in enabling Indian farmers for profitable tropical fruit farming based on modern plant biotechnology.


Homegrown Biotech shall leverage its experience and expertise to source exotic fruit plants from tropical regions around the globe; collaborate and partner with institutions of excellence in plant bio-technology; research and develop new varieties of fruit plants and facilitate learning in best practices and value addition in farming.

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