Our Markets


DFV has pioneered the production and export of international-quality Cavendish bananas out of India. With over 5,000 containers shipped, DFV is one of the leading and most consistent exporter of bananas from India.
Read More


DFV is the first supplier to offer safe and healthy premium bananas with complete traceability to Indian consumers. DFV's brand Happy Banana is today India's leading and most trusted banana brand.
Read More

History & Capability

2015/16 - Today

- Establishment as leading quality banana supplier to organized retail in India
- Expansion into dedicated sourcing hubs for key accounts
- Forward integration into 30 Indian tier 1 and tier 2 cities
- Domestic brand ramp-up

2011/12 – 2015/16

- Ramp-up of additional procurement hubs across India
- Initiation of cooperation with GIZ for Desai Agri Academy
- Development of supply chain for local Indian market for premium quality bananas
- Trial shipments to domestic retail chains, further ramp-up of new export destinations
- Brand concept development
- Strategic investment of Deepak Fertilizers & Petrochemicals with management lead
- Proof of concept of corporate farming model

2006/07 - 2011/12

- Product portfolio optimization and focus on banana as of 2010/11
- Cooperation with Banana expert teams from Philippines for know-how transfer to India
- Ramp up of strong banana contract farming model with dedicated operations in Gujarat and Maharashtra
- Scale-up of volumes and standardization of business model
- Development of consistent volumes and quality shipments to Middle East resulting in largest ever long-term banana contract out of India
- Trial shipments to Eastern Europe -


- Acquisition of Desai Cold Storage Private Limited by CFI
- Founder Ajit Desai remains shareholder / Chairman
- Start of operations with new focus on pomegranate, mango, grapes and bananas

Our Expertise

Our Partners