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Meet TARU Farmers

Paving the way to the future

Aaji

Niphad, Maharashtra

Aaji is a 70-year-old small-scale woman farmer with 8 acres of land. Her cozy lovely home is a large hut made with handmade mud bricks and a tin roof. They have a typical rural way of life and their land, several acres of it, has the richest soil in Niphad. Their farm has probably never seen any urea, chemical pesticides or fertilizers. They have a sturdy Indian indigenous cow ‘Gir’, a good Indian breed. The milk of Gir cow is absolutely delicious. It is also the same milk rich in A2 Vitamin.

Tushar Shirke

Mandhar village, Purandar taluka

Tushar Dada hails from Purandar taluka. He works with 250 Organic farmers in the region and comes every week to Mumbai with fresh farm produce for the Chembur Farmers Market. TARU sources all kinds of pulses from this farmer group. 

We have hand held natural farming courses at village level and  PGS organic certification. TARU Naturals is also handholding the farmers group to form a Farmer Producer Company in the ensuing six months which will set

up village level processing centres and collection units , to aggregate farm produce and there by create a market for certified organic farm produce.

Dr Shashikant Salunkhe

Satara : Maharashtra : TURMERIC FARMER

Dr Salunkhe has been a small scale organic farmer for 13 years in Satara District. He is an Art of Living teacher teaching organic farming, yoga and meditation. In his journey as a farmer he started a PGS (participatory guarantee scheme) organic farmer group of 80 small scale farmers.The primary focus of farming is in turmeric and he grows the Salem & Waygaon variety.

Suresh Desai

Belgaum Karnataka : JAGGERY POWDER FARMER

Suresh Desai was born in Belgaum Dt. in a traditional extended South Indian family comprising 67 members. Since completing his matriculation, Suresh has been caring for the family property of 4.5 hectares, in an area where today sugar cane is primarily grown. For nearly a decade Suresh, as the manager of the farm, followed conventional practices relying on external inputs in the form of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

Upendra Rabha

Goalpara , Assam : BLACK RICE FARMER

A farmer from Assam‘s Goalpara district has created history of sort by not only successfully cultivating a black rice variety called Oryza Sativa but has also initiated more than 200 others into it. This year, the progressive farmer, Upendra Rabha, of the district’s Amguripara area, helped grow black rice in 500 bighas of land along with others.

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