At Safe Harvest, we endeavor to bring you a range of wholesome food products grown without synthetic pesticides, herbicides and GM seeds. We promote Non Pesticide Management of Agriculture (NPM); a sustainable alternative to high-cost high-input agriculture. We work with over 100,000 small holder farmers who are members of 25 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) spread across 11 states. A majority of these farmers are women and lack access to organized markets. Our farmers are insulated from the risks of high input conventional farming while being assured of comparable productivity and volumes. They benefit from lower input costs and our transparent weighing and pricing mechanisms. The farmers receive the price quoted in the closest organised market platform (APMC) at their farm gate. In majority of the cases, our interventions have led to a rise of 25% in farmers’ income.
A guarantee of pesticide-free healthy organic food
Every batch of products we procure is tested free for pesticide residues as per FSSAI recommendations in the Food Safety and Standards (Organic Foods) Regulations, 2017 (Jaivik Bharat Standards) in FSSAI accredited laboratories. All of our products are tested for 127 pesticide residues as per Jaivik Bharat STandards. The produce we procure from our partner Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) is marketed under the 'Zero' logo. The Zero logo is a mark of our promise that our commodities are cultivated, stored, processed and packed without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides and GM seeds.
CONNECTING FPOs WITH ORGANIZED RETAIL
About 85% of India's land holdings belong to the small and marginal category. Agricultural markets are often heavily tilted against smallholder farmers due to the remoteness of their locations, relatively small surplus and the challenge of achieving economies of scale. Such structural constraints make it imperative for smallholder farmers to come together and organize themselves for better market access and favorable terms of exchange. Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) have emerged as one such credible institutional platform where smallholder farmers collectively market their produce.
At Safe Harvest, we connect FPOs that promote NPM with organized retail markets. Based in some of the toughest geographies of India, our partner FPOs work with the most marginalized of farmers. By connecting these farmers with organized markets, we address pressing problems of the economy and the environment. What's more, six FPOs also hold a stake in our company!