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The Timbaktu Collective

About

The Timbaktu Collective is working for sustainable development in the drought prone Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh (A.P.), since 1990s. The Collective works with rural communities most affected by chronic drought, unproductive land , unemployment and poor infrastructural facilities in the region, among them the landless, small and marginal farmers with special emphasis on women, children, youth and dalits.

Location

Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

Agro-climatic Zone

Southern Plateau and Hills

Agro-ecological Zone

Hot Arid Eco-region with Red and Black Soils

Crops

Cereals and Millets: Foxtail Millet, Little Millet, Proso millet, Finger Millet, Barnyard Millet, Kodo Millet, Pearl Milllet, BPT- paddy, Sorghum, Chennangi Paddy

Pulses: Cow Pea, Green Gram, Horse Gram, Black Gram, Bengal Gram, Pigeon Pea, Red Gram

Others: Groundnut

To know more

www.timbaktu.org

For Certification & Organic Produce

Name: Mani
Phone: 9448364528
Email: info@timbaktu.org

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Fair Trade Alliance

About

Fair Trade Alliance Kerala (FTAK) is an organization of small holder farmers drawn from the hilly regions of the Western Ghats of Kerala. FTAK was created in the throes of the agrarian crisis in Kerala to advance the cause of trade justice and gain fair market access for small-holder produce. Bio diversity, food security and gender justice are the triple pillars that inform the activities of the organisation.

Location

Malabar region of Kerala

Agro-climatic Zone

Western Coastal plains and hills

Agro-ecological Zone

Hot humid perhumid eco-region with red, lateritic and alluvium-derived soils

Crops

Others: Cashew, Coffee, Coconut, Cocoa, Pepper, Cardamom, Clove, Nutmeg, Nutmace, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Ginger, Rice, assorted tubers, fruits and vegetables.

To know more

www.elementsindia.net

For Certification

Name: Sivin Varghese
Phone: +91-9447755631
Email:sivinftak@gmail.com

For Organic produce

Name: Lijin Tom
Phone: +91-9744464955
Email:lijin@elementsindia.net

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Pan Himalayan Grassroots Development Foundation

About

The Pan Himalayan Grassroots Development Foundation (Grassroots), a non-profit voluntary organization, works in the central and western Himalayan states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh to promote sustainable, self-reliant development at the village level. The emphasis is on self-help participation working across the integrated issues of water & sanitation, renewable energy, community forestry, sustainable agriculture and enterprise development.

Location

Ranikhet, UK

Agro-climatic Zone

Western Himalayan Region

Agro-ecological Zone

Warm sub-humid to humid with inclusion of per humid eco-region with brown forest and podzolic soils

Crops

Cereals & millets: Wheat, Barley, Ragi, Barnyard millet

Pulses: Rajma (Kidney beans), Soya beans, Horsegram

Others: Mustard, Amaranthus, Walnut, Sesame, Chamomile

To know more

www.grassrootsindia.com

For Certification

Name: Kalyan Paul
Phone: 9811177546 & 9412093286
Email: kpaul@grassrootsindia.com

For Organic Products

Name: Kalyan Paul
Phone: 9811177546 & 9412093286
Email: info@umang-himalaya.com

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Keystone Foundation

About

The Keystone Foundation functions with the simple ecological principle of interdependence of natural systems, and strives to provide the opportunity for the growth of all life in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve. Keystone runs programmes, activities and research within the themes of NTFP, Honeyhunting, Apiculture, Community Wellness, Culture, Capacity Building, Environmental Governance, Networks, Water & Sanitation, Biodiversity & Restoration, Organic Farming and Enterprises; each geared to directly contribute the holistic wellbeing of individuals, their communities and, by extension, the environment.

Location

Kotagiri, Tamilnadu

Agro-climatic Zone

Southern Plateau and Hills

Agro-ecological Zone

Hot semi-arid eco-region with red loamy soils

Crops

Cereals & millets: Maize, Amaranth, Finger millet, foxtail millet, little millet, barnyard millet, proso millet

Pulses: French /bush bean (green and dried), horse gram, cow pea

Fruits & Vegetable: Lime, Mango, Jack, oranges, Banana, Papaya, Guava

Others: Coffee, pepper, areca, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, chilies, tamarind, Silk cotton, Castor, Niger, sesame, mustard

To know more

www.keystone-foundation.org

For Certification

Name: Robert Leo
Phone: 9443374326
Email: leo@keystone-foundation.org

Name: Karthik
Phone: 8939138207
Email: karthik@keystone-foundation.org

For Organic Products

Name: Jestin Paul
Phone: 6379424716/ 94894555725
Email: ceo@aadhimalai.in

Name: Nandan
Phone: 9442272977
Email: nandan@lastforest.in

Name: Teny
Phone: 8098772266
Email: teny@lastforest.in

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The Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG)

About

The Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) is a grassroots organization that has been working towards a vision of a sustainable future for Ladakh that is built on its culture and environment. Their mission is to demonstrate ecologically sound development models and to advocate regionally appropriate development policies by working towards bettering the lives and livelihoods of the rural communities living in the remote villages of Ladakh.

Location

Leh, UT Ladakh

Agro-climatic Zone

Western Himalayan region

Agro-ecological Zone

Cold Arid Eco-region with Shallow Skeletal Soils

Crops

Cereals & millets: Cereals & Millets: Wheat, Barley, Buckwheat

Pulses: Local pea

Others: Apricot, Seabuckthorn berry, Mustard

To know more

www.ledeg.org

For Certification & Organic produce

Name: Tsewang Dolma
Phone: 8492085585/9419220680
Email: mail@ledeg.org

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Deccan Development Society (DDS)

About

Deccan Development Society (DDS) is a grassroots organisation working in about 75 villages with women's Sanghams (voluntary village level associations of the poor) in Sangareddy District of Telangana. The Society has a vision of consolidating these village groups into vibrant organs of primary local governance and federate them into a strong pressure lobby for women, the poor and dalits. At the heart of all activities of DDS is the fundamental principle of access and control, which leads to the autonomy of local communities.

Location

Pasthapur, Telengana

Agro-climatic Zone

Southern Plateau and Hills

Agro-ecological Zone

Hot semi-arid eco-region with red and black soils

Crops

Cereals & millets: Sorghum, Foxtail Millet, Finger Millet, Pearl Millet, Barnyard Millet, Yavvalu

Pulses: Pegion Pea, Green Gram, Black Gram, Chickpea

Others: Safflower, Flaxseeds, Sesame, Niger, Coriander, Turmeric, Red Chilli, Tamarind, Jaggery

To know more

www.ddsindia.com

For Certification and Organic Produce

Name: A Giridhar Babu /Jayasri Cherukuri
Phone: 040 27764577
Email: ddshyderabad@gmail.com

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Sarada Valley Development Samiti

About

SVDS aims to promote food sovereignty, organic agriculture and natural resource management and create awareness on soil life, diversity, crop rotation and complexity as well as nutrition and health security. SVDS also aims to establish an empowered, equal society at all levels by fighting against the local exploitation of small and marginalized farming communities and tribal groups in the north Andhra Pradesh, and working on alleviation of poverty.

Location

Visakhapatanam, Andhra Pradesh

Agro-climatic zone

East Coast Plains and Hills Region

Agro-ecological zone

Hot sub-humid to semi-arid eco-region with coastal alluvium-derived soils

Crops

Millet, Paddy, Pulses, Turmeric, Tamarind, Mangoes

For Certification & Organic Produce

Name: Jogi Naidu
Phone: 7382596778
Email: joginaidu.karri@gmail.com

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Nirman

About

NIRMAN is a premier civil society organization in Odisha, India whose major focus is enhancing the food, nutrition and livelihood security of poor farmers, tribal, forest dwelling and small fisher communities. Its primary interventions are land and forest governance, sustainable agriculture, bio-diversity conservation, management of natural resources, small fishery, women empowerment and skill building through collective action and local self-governance.

Location

Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Agro-climatic zone

Eastern Plateau and hills

Agro-ecological zone

Hot sub-humid to semi-arid eco-region with coastal alluvium-derived

Cereals and Millets: Paddy (Pani dhan, Guda dhan, Lalata, Khandagiri, Mugdi, 1001, Sakara, Puja, Arnapurna, Maul kunchi, Buda manji, Nuakhia, Parijata, Punei, 1009, 1018, Gugurtula, Sorna masuri), Raggi (Bada mandia, SAika, Bada sika, Majhia sika, Sana sika, Dashara, Bhoda, Mardimata, Marda), Little millet. Fox tail millet, Barnyard millet, Pearl millet, Koda millet, Sorghum, Maize

Pulses: Horse gram, Green gram, Black gram, Pigeon pea(kandul), Chick pea, Jhata(samba), Cow pea, Dhulia, Sakara

Fruits and Vegetables: Potato, Tomato, Brinjal, Cucumber, Beans, Bitter gourd, Ladies finger, Cluster beans

Others: Chilly, Turmeric, Ginger, Mustard, Niger, Jada, Ground nut, Sesame, Sun flower

To know more

www.nirmanodisha.org

For Certification

Name: Suresh Chandra Bisoyi Phone: 9437828437 Email: suresh@nirmanodisha.org/nirman96@gmail.com

For Organic produce

Name: Narayan Barik
Phone: 6370932034
Email: narayan.nanua@gmail.com

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Institute for Cultural Research and Action (ICRA)

About

The Institute for Cultural Research and Action is working with farmers in rainfed regions of Karnataka to promote indigenous farming practices by training farmers in organic agriculture methods. They support farmers in enhancing production and market access through sustainable agriculture and green enterprise development. ICRA also documents farmer and community wisdom and tries to protect and promote traditional practices for the larger good.

Location

Bangalore, Karnataka

Agro-climatic zone

Southern Plateau and Hills

Agro-ecological zone

Hot semi-arid eco-region with red loamy soils

Crops

Cereals & Millets: Sorghum, Maize, Pearl millet, Foxtail millet, Wheat, Pearl millet

Pulses: Pigeon Pea, Cowpea, Bengal gram, Ragi, Horse gram, Green gram, madike(pulses), Blackgram

Others: Groundnut, Mustard, Sesame, Castor

For Certification

Name: Babu
Phone: 8861252335
Email: icrakarnataka@gmail.com

For Organic Produce

Name: Padma Priya
Phone: 9980074679
Email: icraadmn123@gmail.com

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CIRHEP FE

About

Center for Improved Rural Health and Environmental Protection (CIRHEP) is a registered Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) working in environmental protection, especially through managing the water and soil resources in the districts of Dindigul, Madurai and Theni in Tamil Nadu. Watershed Development, Ecological Farming, Women Empowerment and Nature School are their core areas of work.

Location

Nilakottai, TN

Agro-climatic Zone

Southern Plateau and Hills

Agro-ecological Zone

Hot semi-arid eco-region with red loamy soils

Crops

Cereals & millets: White shorgum, Pearl millet, Black shorgum, Red Shorgum, Iron shorgum

Pulses: Black gram, Red gram, Cow pea, Green gram, Dewgram, Field Laplap

Others: Drumstick, Lemon , Coconut

For Certification & Organic Produce

Name: Chandra
Phone: 9942037777
Email: cirhepfe@gmail.com

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Green Foundation

About

GREEN Foundation works toward a well-preserved, diverse ecosystem that will sustain the rural livelihoods of the present generation without eroding the resource base of the future. Their work to empower the small scale and marginal farmers of India first began in 1994 with a simple effort to distribute indigenous seed varieties in and around the village of Thalli, Tamil Nadu. This soon turned into a growing biodiversity conservation programme that has been central to their work ever since.

Location

Kanakapura, Karnataka

Agro-climatic Zone

Southern Plateau and Hills

Agro-ecological Zone

Hot semi-arid eco-region with red loamy soils

Crops

Cereals & millets: Ragi, Sorghum, Paddy, Foxtail millet, Little millet

Pulses: Horsegram, Redgram, Tur Dhal, Cowpea

Others: Mustard, Castor, Arka, Groundnut

To know more

www.greenfoundation.in

For Certification & Organic produce

Name: Sandip
Phone: 9342834810
Email: sandip@greenfoundation.in

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IIRD

About

Since 1987, IIRD has been exploring into the area of "self-reliant" development through people’s initiatives focusing on organic agriculture, appropriate housing, micro-enterprise development, community-based health care, environmental education and women’s development. Together with the people, IIRD strives to bring about inclusion of the marginalized, better livelihoods and a more sustainable environment.

Location

Aurungabad, Maharastra

Agro-climatic Zone

Western Plateau and Hills Region

Agro-ecological Zone

Hot semi-arid eco-region with shallow and medium (dominant) black soils

Crops

Cereals & millets: Pearl Millet, Sorghum, Wheat, Maize

Pulses: Pigeon pea, Chickpea, Green gram, Blackgram, Tur Dhal

Others: Mustard, Ginger

To know more

www.iird.org.in/

For Certification

Name: Mr.Vilas M. Patil
Phone: 09623201090
Email: patiliird@gmail.com

For Organic Products

Name: Mr. Nvnath A. Dhakne
Phone: 09822776804
Email: dhakane67@gmail.com

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Kudumbam

About

Kudumbam is working with communities in Pudukottai and Nagapattinam districts with a vision to strengthen vulnerable communities through building a multi-stakeholder partnership for the preservation and regeneration of native flora and fauna, in order to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Kudumbam is involved in multiple projects including Sustainable Biodiversity Conservation, Natural Resource Managment, Campaign and Advocacy, and Empowerment of Women and Children.

Location

Trichy, Tamil nadu

Agro-climatic Zone

Southern Plateau and Hills

Agro-ecological Zone

Hot semi-arid eco-region with red loamy soils

Crops

Cereals & millets: : Paddy, Kodo Millet, Barnyard Millet, Pearl Millet, Maize

Pulses: Black Gram, Red Gram, Bengal Gram, Green Gram

Others: Groundnut, Sesame

Fruits & Vegetables : Mango, Papaya, Banana , Tomato, Brinjal, Lady’s Finder, Drumstick, Chilli, Radish

To know more

http://kudumbam.in/

For Certification

Name: K. Suresh Kanna
Phone: 99420-99925
Email: sureshkanna_kudumbam@yahoo.in

For Organic Products

Name: Mr. Kalaiselvan
Phone: 97513 25207
Email: mixedfarming2016@rediffmail.com

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MOFF Pune

About

Maharashtra Organic Farming Federation is a state level confederation of NGOs, individual farmers, thinkers, scientists, activists & experts from Maharashtra. MOFF has been active in promoting Sustainable Agriculture Technology mainly for small land holder farmers & creating awareness for poison-free food consumption in Urban Society.

Location

Pune, Maharashtra

Agro-climatic Zone

Western Plateau and Hills Region

Agro-ecological Zone

Hot semi-arid eco-region with shallow and medium (dominant) black soils

Crops

Cereals & millets: Wheat, Rice, Maize, Jowar, Pearl Millet

Pulses: Soyabean, Tur, Rajma

Others: Sugarcane, Groundnut, Jeera, Cocounut, Sunflower, Sesame, Turmeric

To know more

http://www.moffindia.org

For Certification & Organic Produce

Email: moffpune@gmail.com

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NESFAS

About

NESFAS’s special focus area is in the facilitation of local networks to empower indigenous food producing communities to celebrate and defend their diverse agricultural practices and to have a say at local, national and international levels for food policies that will sustain their well-being, protect their lands, territories and resources. NESFAS believes that traditional agroecological knowledge is equally important to modern science and therefore facilitates a mutually respectful dialogue for sustainable progress.

Location

Shillong, Meghalaya

Agro-climatic Zone

Eastern Himalayan Region

Agro-ecological Zone

Warm Perhumid eco-region with red and lateritic soils

Crops

Cereals & millets: Adlay Millet/Job’s tears, Maize, Finger Millet, Rice, White sticky rice, Purple Sticky rice, Pink sticky rice

Pulses: Legumes, Rice bean

Fruits, tubers & Vegetables : Pumpkins, Tapioca, Yam, Pineapples, Mandarins/Orange, Tree Tomato, Sponge gourd, Bitter gourd, Sweet potato, Red potato, Squash

Others: Sesame, Turmeric, Coffee, Areca nut, Perilla seeds, Earth nut/Flemingia vestita, Ginger, Roselle, Pepper, Wild Pepper/long pepper, Szechuan pepper/Prickly ash, Bay Leaf, Bamboo shoot

To know more

www.nesfas.in/

For Certification & Organic Produce

Name: Janak Preet Singh
Phone: 9612521066
Email: janak.nesfas@gmail.com

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Chetana Vikas

About

Chetana Vikas believes that promoting both consciousness and development within rural villages can help people, families, and communities to respond to the ongoing agrarian crisis, and empower women and promote positive gender interactions. Chetana Vikas’s vision is Empowerment of the individual and of the community for sustainable development of their own respective lives.

Location

Wardha, Maharashtra

Agro-climatic Zone

Western Plateau and Hills Region

Agro-ecological Zone

Hot sub-humid eco-region with red and black soils

Crops

Cereals - Sorghum, Maize, Bajra, Amaranthus, dryland paddy, Wheat

Pulses - Mung, Udad, Chavali (Cowpea), Groundnut, Moth, Barbati, Bengal gram, Vatana, Horse gram, Pigeon Pea, Soybean

Fruits and Vegetables - Tomato, Brinjal, Chilli, Cucumber, Ridge gourd, Plain gourd, Bottle gourd, Bitter gourd, Dolichos beans, Ladies finger, Cluster bean, Yam, Moringa, Wild vegetables.

Other - Cotton, Devambadi (Gongura), Ambadi, Sunnhemp, Sesbania, Gliricidia, Turmeric, Mustard, Coriander seeds, Methi seeds, Sesame, Fennel, Ajwain, linseed

To know more

www.chetanavikas.org

For Contact

Name: Chetana Vikas office
Phone: 07152-240806, 241931
Email: chetanavikaswda@gmail.com

For Organic Produce

Name: Niranjana
Phone: 9890308597
Email: chetanavikaswda@gmail.com

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OFAI

About

The Organic Farming Association of India (OFAI) was set up by the seniormost members of India’s organic farming community in the year 2002. The association was primarily set up to promote organic farming, lobby with government agencies and departments to pay more attention to sustainable agriculture, and assist farmers using chemicals and pesticides to convert successfully to organic farming methods.

To know more

www.ofai.org

For contact

Name: Shamika Mone
Phone: 8888862293
Email: shamika4inofo@gmail.com