eSeva – A Big Hope for Small Farmers

Digitising Growth for Farmers Empowering farmers has always been the goal of Manarcad Social Service Society, a Fairtrade co-operative of farmers from Idukki. The flash floods in August 2018 in Kerala affected the people of Kerala and the farmers of Idukki were one of the worst affected due to countless landslides and their proximity to the dams. Their crops, livestock, valuables, farming equipment, homes and even documents were washed away, go to the website. Rehabilitation would be an easier process had they [...]

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Celebrated Indian Coffee — Monsooned Malabar

India has exclusive coffee breeds that have loyal western followers. Some food products get famous with its geographical indications as Banglor Rasogolla, and some for its specialties or for its origin. However, Monsooned Malabar aka Monsoon Malabar – is one of its kind coffee bean known for its geographical processing and is under the protected status on India’s geographical indications. This celebrated coffee that is a favorite in the USA and Europe gets its name from the distinctive natural processing [...]

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6 Ways to Beat Plastic Pollution at your Office

Plastic – the hot topic which is discussed every day and how to beat the plastic pollution.  When world celebrates the World Environment day 2018 with its #beattheplasticpollution theme, as residents on planet earth, we should ponder over ways to beat the plastic pollution and reduce the use of plastic in our everyday life. Most of the foods we buy at the grocery stores are packed into plastic packaging, not to mention the even organic food is wrapped with [...]

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NAPP Starts Fairtrade Network in Philippines

The Philippines, a beautiful nation of 7000 islands with warm, hospitable people. But poverty amongst the agrarian community is a sad reality here, posing many challenges to the journey of Fairtrade NAPP in the country. As the Chair of NAPP, I visited the country to support our Fairtrade NAPP members. Big traders are the decision makers in Philippines, as the farmers have little access to the market. We have developed a B2B Portal for producers which serve as a bridge for [...]

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Fairtrade Global Sourcing Builds a Community at Kano, Nigeria

We have been certified organic since last season and around 200 smallholder farmers are cultivating ginger here. We collect ginger at a better price than the market.  In Nigeria, farmers don’t know how much about quality standards and huge lots of produce were rejected due to aflatoxin.  However, we set up a drying centre and warehouse in Kano. At our processing facility, the fresh produce undergoes washing, slicing and drying through solar tunnel drier.   The local villagers don’t have any jobs after harvest [...]

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Green Fun at Earthbuilders

Earth builder camp for teenagers started at Plantrich Organic Experience Centre. Participants enjoyed the fun-wrapped training programme which taught them about organic farming and cycling. The camp was inaugurated by the planting of pepper vines in grow bags by all participants. The guests to too joined in planting pepper wines. Molly Paul, the organic expert explained the importance of pepper wine planting and its connection with Thiruvathira njattuvela period.  However, due to climate change, many njattuvela seasons too have changed. Ideally, pepper wines should be [...]

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Journey of Our Coffee

Arabica Beans Start from Keezhanthoor in Idukki District – a beautiful and remote, high-range hamlet cocooned in the Western Ghats, one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world. Keezhanthoor village in Kanthalloor Panchayat is part of Anchunad – a five-village expanse – that brings together Karayoor, Marayoor, Kottakudi, Kanthalloor and Keezhanthoor, all which are famous for their spices, coffee and aromatics. They are all forest villages that lie along Mannavan Shola forest which is part of the Anamudichola National Park, a protected [...]

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Nature’s Gift – Virgin Coconut Oil

Our Virgin Coconut Oil is made from premium quality coconuts that are cold-processed to retain their nutrients. Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) is extracted from fresh coconut milk obtained from mature kernel (12 months old from pollination) of coconut by mechanical or natural means, with or without the application of heat, which does not lead to alteration of the nature of the oil. VCO can be consumed in its natural state without the need for further processing. Hence, VCO does not undergo chemical [...]

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Your Daily Cup of Coffee

A daily cup of coffee provides much more than an early morning pick-me-up. Coffee is loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that can improve health. Recent studies shows that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases like type II diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, cirrhosis, liver cancer and heart diseases. The reasons for drinking coffee are uncountable. Coffee can help increase energy levels and make people feel less tired. It also helps in improving various aspects of [...]

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Earth Builders – Summer Camp For Teenagers Towards a Sustainable and Green Life -CSR Programme

As reputed organic and Fairtrade food produce exporter, the Plantrich brand has become a brand for sustainability in India. We would like to further our commitment to the earth by helping to mould a new generation that cares about creating a better earth. In this regard, we plan to conduct an organic summer camp, Earth Builders, in the month of May (Brochure of the summer camp is attached below). Earth Builders A Green Summer Camp Brochure Plantrich Agritech along with Decathlon, Kottayam, [...]

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