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Phalada - Decent work conditions & economic growth

Many organic farm owners feel it as their responsibility to provide a safe and healthy environment for their workers, their growers and the families of the growers. This applies for example to Mr. Shastry, the founder and chairman of Phalada Agro Research Foundations in Bangalore, India. 


Phalada was established in 1999 in the Karnataka province in the South of India. With the vision of helping the local farming community, Mr Shastry and his team decided to go down the ‘organic road’ with providing end to end solutions in organic farming: “The farmers wanted to break out of a downward spiral where dangerous pesticides and artificial fertilizers were not giving the promised results. Together, we quickly realized that the answer was a completely different form of agriculture, one that focuses on healthy soils and healthy future generations”, Mr Shastry claims. One of the mint farmers that Phalada works with testifies: “Organic Farming has helped me keep my family & my fields healthy! My farm now is self-sustainable and I no longer need to depend on expensive chemicals to keep my fields healthy’’.

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