Being a family of farmers, we are socially and culturally committed to our community. Our initiative 'Project Saurashtra Peanuts' - A sustainable approach to Peanut Cultivation in India, creates awareness amongst the peanut growing farmers of Saurashtra region (the largest peanut growing region in the World) of India.
We are Farmers first.
The primary agenda of the project is to make farming sustainable for farmers and to get best yield of peanuts by implementation of scientific farming techniques and Good Agricultural Practices. We aim to reduce their input costs by minimising the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Along with providing farmers with organic fertilizers and bio-controls we also pay premium to the farmers for their quality produce.
More than 11,000 farmers have enrolled in the project and these farmers are now adopting the sustainable practices of agriculture in their farming. The difference can be seen easily in control fields where the intervention had not happened before. The farmers are counselled on the right methods of soil testing, sowing method, insect & pest management, aflatoxin control methods, protection against crop diseases, judicious use of farm inputs, pre & post harvesting techniques and other extended services.
Agricultural Scientists and company appointed agronomists conduct monitoring & evaluation and impact assessment exercises on regular basis. The project also overlooks distribution of inputs like organic fertilizers, bio-controls for pest management, new varietal seeds and other farming essentials to farmers.