Monday, 26 December 2016

Organic farming promotion in India

S Shouri Reddy, executive director of Bala Vikasa, a non-profit organisation, based at Kazipet, has turned 4.5 acres of his own barren land into a fertile organic mini farm - to encourage others to follow his lead.
organic fruit farming India

The NGO that he organises is promoting rural development, and the ability to make a profit sustainably, with minimal input costs, is ideal for this area.

"There are 16 varieties of mangoes, four types of guava, three types of Sapota, three varieties of cherry and many more exotic fruit-bearing plants. We can also find coffee, star fruit, litchi, miracle fruit, Indian fig, passion fruit, dragon fruit, grape fruit etc., at the farm."

“I am planning to increase the number of the fruit plants to 100,” Shouri Reddy said, adding that Bala Vikasa was maintaining seven demo organic farms in the erstwhile Warangal district.

Already, more than 650 farmers from 22 villages in the Warangal district have undertaken organic farming principles.

Organising marketing in Hyderabad and Warangal is the next goal.


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organic, farming, sustainability, India, nonprofit

Thursday, 15 December 2016

organic business with non profit project blooms


rural North America
Founders Nova Covington and Paul Halter spent their respective childhoods in rural America and developed a respect for nature. Years later they formed the environmentally benign company Goddess Garden and have recently secured $3 million Series A funding round led by Vancouver venture capital firm Renewal Funds.

  
Goddess Garden products can be found in nearly 10,000 stores nationwide.

Goddess Garden organic skincare

"We want to make as big an impact as we can," said Nova Covington, founder and CEO, in a statement.

Covington also revealed plans to launch an affiliated nonprofit in 2017 to help protect coral reefs and educate the public about the effects that chemicals in non-organic sunscreens can have on wildlife and natural habitats.

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organic, nonprofit, wildlife, environment, biodiversity, sustainability