An alternative organic produce value chain managed by women farmers
Aikya Organics promotes an alternative eco-inclusive agro value chain. Activities range from training women farmers in low-cost input and natural farming techniques, to installing seed and tool banks and solar-powered processing and packaging facilities,
By shortening the value chain Aikya Organics increases the affordability and availability of organic produce. Produce is sold through B2B and B2C channels, with an own-branded organic store in Lucknow.
Shramik Bharti operates a network of women’s farmers, and supports the dissemination of zero-budget natural farming and self-help groups
SIDBI-IIT Kanpur is an NGO that incubates Aikya Organics and has provided equity investment
Ekta FPO is a farmers producer organisation that implements Aikya Organics’ shortened value chain and provides organic produce
The SEED Low Carbon Awards 2019 in Ghana, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand and Uganda are sponsored by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).