CHETNA ORGANIC

Member Information:

Chetna Organic is working with small and marginal farmers towards improving their livelihood options and making farming a sustainable and profitable occupation. We work with farmers from the rainfed regions of Maharashtra, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh covering around 35000 acres. From 234 farmer members in 2004 to around 15,300 in 2012, Chetna’s strength has been collective action and the fair supply chain.

The Chetna Organic & Fair Trade Cotton Intervention Program started in 2004 as a composite pilot on Organic / Non-Pesticide Management (NPM) & Fair-trade supply chain development,in response to the agrarian crisis in India. The intent was to improve livelihood options of smallholder farmers by making their farm systems more sustainable, profitable and creating access to ethical and fair-trade markets in cotton.

Some key activities implemented by Chetna Organic at the co-operative level include promotion of organic farming, participative research on best package of practice for different agro-climatic conditions, seed trials to improve productivity and marketability of farmer’s produce, seed multiplication programs to reduce input dependency, promotion of kitchen gardening to address food security issues, promotion of community owned infrastructure in a bid to promote local level entrepreneurship, promotion of community water sheds to address issues of water and education programs as a tool for capacity building and ensuring access to education.

Organic cotton and Agro products

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Contact Information:

Address: H.NO: 12-13-677/66, Plot No:187,Room No:2, Sri Sai Durga Nivas, Kimtee Colony,Street No: 1,Tarnaka, Secundrabad- 500017.

Ph: +91-40-64639944, Telefax: +91-40-27009944

Website: www.chetnaorganic.org.in

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