Organics are still an emerging sector. It’s a niche which is now growing fast, but is still far from being in the mainstream.
To help organics grow, SusAgri partners with governments especially at provincial/state levels, to help larger number of farmers-producers to switch to organic farming.
One such framework is the ‘Public-Private Partnership for Integrated Agriculture/ Horticulture Development (PPP-IAD/PPP-IHD).
The PPP-IAD/PPP-IHD is a model where government agencies and private companies come together to work for the development of agriculture/horticulture directly with Organic farmers.
These projects focus on improving farmers’ income and livelihood through the integration of government programs with technical and marketing skills provided by private firms.
SusAgri is selected as a PPP partner by the Agriculture Department (Watershed Development), Government of Karnataka.
Karnataka Area: 1,000 Ha
Location: Chitradurga district (Hosadurga taluk); Dharwad district (Kalaghatagi and Kundagol taluks)
Main Crops: Sesame, Millets, Soyabean and Chilli (Byadagi variety)
SusAgri is selected as a PPP partner by the Horticulture departments in the States of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
Andhra Pradesh Area: 1,300 Ha
Location: Eastern ghats of Vishakapatnam district (a special agro-climate that supports high quality crops)
Main Crops: Turmeric, Ginger, Cashew, Black Pepper, Coffee, Long Pepper, Tulsi & few other Medicinal Plants.
Karnataka Area: 400 Ha
Location: Uttara Kannada (Vanhalli and Banavasi taluks)
Main Crops: Ginger and Black Pepper
The project involves developing farmers’ skills and capacities to adopt scientific organic farming and certification. Here, Farmers Producer Companies are also being established to make farmers move up the value chain
We support and intervene at critical components of Technical and Capacity building intervention, Better/Improved Seeds and Varieties, IT Intervention for real-time project monitoring, advisory services, data-management and traceability, Processing Intervention at village/district levels for improved logistics, reduce food miles and carbon-footprints. Value creation will happen close to the source which means that wealth will be created and disbursed, locally.
A shortened supply chain brings added benefits to all stakeholders. It helps consumers and farmers to connect at fair cost and prices.