The Key Principles of Organic Farming are based on care and respect for the society and our environment. Nothing is taken from the Earth without giving something back!
These are our guiding principles at Phalada – We strive to ensure that everyone in the supply chain is cared for and looked after, that our production is sustainable, and wherever possible, we contribute towards the conservation and restoration of biodiversity.
WILD COLLECTION PLANTATION
Sustainability is one of the core values of our company. Over the years, we have tried to convert many species of plants from Wild Collection to Cultivation. This activity was adopted to ensure a sustainable method of harvesting and collection of these wild plants.
As part of our sustainability programme, we have initiated the study of regeneration of different bark species that we harvest to ensure that we never over harvest from a single tree. Over the years, we have collected enough data to understand the period of regeneration for various species of trees and always ensure that our farmers harvest these sustainably
We started an ‘Annual Tree Plantation’ programme in the year 2007 in one of our farmer group regions. We decided to do this as a 5 year programme, under which every year, we would plant saplings of 108 endangered, red listed species to help conserve them and improve the bio diversity. Over the years, we have successfully completed this project and have also taken up re-planting activities, where ever the species didn’t survive.
We started the ‘Annual Rain Harvesting’ programme in the year 2009 again in one of our farmer group areas where there was shortage of ground water during the summer season. This was a very successful programme and the farmers in the region, who were doing a single crop every year were able to do two crops, which led to double the income for the farmers!
We have initiated this activity in a couple of farmer group areas where we engage with the local civil & government bodies to get the village lakes and ponds de-silted.
As part of our Social Welfare programme, we support a lot of un-aided schools in and around our farmer group areas. We conduct joint programmes with our clients, where in we distribute school books, uniforms, infrastructure facilities, etc.
We have a strict policy against any kind of discrimination among our farmers or workers. We do not discriminate against gender, caste, creed or colour and do not encourage it anywhere across our supply chain.