Chetna Organic Farmers Association (COFA): It is an entire farmer owned non-profit organization that is towards capacity building. The company helps in developing new prospects for farmers by supporting co-operative activities, promote CSR investments, and advocate for rain-fed agriculture issues.
The Forum for Integrated Development (FFID): It is a professionally managed organization focused to reduce the rural distress, while empowering the communities to help small and marginal farmers. The company works in rain-fed regions, enabling the communities there to gain self-sufficiency while pushing the alternative models of livelihood, agriculture, and agro-ecology in the region. It also provides guidance and support to COFA and COAPCL.
Rajlakshmi Cotton Mills Pvt. Ltd (RCML): It is a 100% organic garment company following fair trade practices. At the initial stage, RCML purchased all our cotton products, however, as we continued to grow, we extended our client base, and in 2008, we brought the 10% stake in RCML.
Sustainable Farms, Sustainable Futures (New Program): The project is aimed at promoting the farming practices to support the livelihoods of small, rain-fed farmers, while also ensuring judicial use of natural resources. To make this happen, we made farmers a part of various Self Help Groups (SHG) and cooperatives. This also helps in getting access to various markets. Apart from the same, we also organize Local Resource People (LRP) to provide technical assistance and training to the farmers on crop diversification. Green Cotton (New Program): Through this project, we promote the organic cotton production in India. Most of the organic cotton farmers find it difficult to source good quality non-GM cultivars. Under this program, we put in efforts in developing cotton cultivars along high production system and irrigation facilities.Seed Guardians (New Program): Through this program, we strive to promote cropping system approach and cotton cultivation among small farmers. Herein, we usually work with farmers from economically depressed region, mainly Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra.Chetna Organic & Fair Trade Cotton Intervention Program: This program is an initiative to provide social-economic stability to small farmers and improve their entrepreneurial capacity.
Some of the other programs and initiatives undertaken by us are as follows:
- Programs 2Jackpot Community Development Program
- Peace By Peace Cotton Project
- Orissa Tribal Empowerment and Livelihoods Program Plus (OTELP +)
- Indo-German Watershed Development Project
- Integrated Watershed Management Program (IWMP)
- Revitalizing Rainfed Agriculture Network (RRA)
- Programs 6Pratima Organic Growers Groups Pro Cotton Program
- Convergence of Agriculture Initiatives in Maharashtra (CAIM)
- Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran pariyojana(MKSP) (New)