Laboratory Services Division
NAF’s Laboratory Services Division was setup with a vision to serve the food and agriculture sector and to provide quality and affordable analytical services and advisory to the stakeholders.
Our Laboratory Services Division encompasses Soil Testing Lab and Food Testing Lab and provides analytical services for food and agriculture development, thus covering the entire food supply chain from the soil to the plate. National Agro Foundation pioneered the setting up of state-of-the-art facilities for soil testing and food testing laboratories as a one- stop solution for agricultural and food testing services.
NAF Soil Testing lab is the first NABL accredited NGO soil testing laboratory in India. NAF Soil and Food Testing Laboratories are accredited as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard by Quality Council of India, National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), Govt. of India.
Our Soil Testing Lab provides comprehensive analysis for agriculture soil, water, fertilizers and plant tissues. We generate awareness about the need for soil test based integrated nutrient management among the farmers for improving soil health and farm productivity, incorporate soil testing as part of our Lean Farming Initiatives and provide the services at affordable cost.
Our Food Testing Lab target beneficiaries are small and micro food enterprises who don’t have access to the food testing services due to the exorbitant testing charges in the industry. We operate to provide affordable food testing services to the small and micro food enterprises. We also provide advisory services as per the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA) Regulations of 2011.
As an empanelled training partner of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) under Food Safety Training and Certification (FoSTaC), we organise and conduct basic/advanced/special training programs for catering, manufacturing, bakery, milk & milk products, packaged water etc. for the food handlers in the food businesses.
Apart from testing services and industry training, our Laboratory Services Division also provides hands-on-training program for students and supports students’ course projects and internships in the areas of agriculture and food technologies.
Services offered include,
- Analytical Services
- Comprehensive Soil Analysis
- Food Analysis
- Water Analysis
- Organic Manure/Compost Analysis
- Fertiliser Analysis
- Bioproduct Analysis
- Plant Tissue Analysis
- Metal Analysis
- Advisory and Consultancy
- Training and Awareness Generation