The PGF Family
- Pragati Gram Fresh is a Producer Company registered under the Companies Act, 2002. It is an initiative by about 150 first generation owner cultivators located in remote areas of Allahabad district. After getting agricultural lease rights from the government these cultivators have freed themselves from intergenerational debt-bondage.
- With the support of NABARD we came together and formed the producer company with a focus on innovations in organic farming. It is a unique example of moving forward from bondage to business to sustain our hard earned freedom.
- Nearly 150 Progressive farmers from different parts of the district have also joined our organic initiative by dedicating a proportion of their land for the purpose.
- All our farmers have got themselves registered for organic certification under PGS system with the National Centre for Organic Farming (NCOF), the nodal agency nominated by the Govt. of India for organic certifications.
- NCOF has granted PGS-green certificate to these farmers as an approval for organic transition practices. After pursuing cultivation practices of organic transition for a period of three years the farmers will be eligible for certificate of PGS-Organic.
- Our member farmers are cultivating grains, pulses, oilseeds, spices, vegetable and fruits. With the support of qualified professionals they are also participating in various post-harvest value-addition practices like sorting, grading, packaging, processing and retail marketing. One of our farmers and BOD member Mr. Manish Singh, has been awarded by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of UP Mr. Akhilesh Yadav for innovative organic farming.
- We commit ourselves for responsible farming and ethical agri-business with triple bottom line: maximization of profit, minimization of social injustice and reduction in environmental risks.
- City-based consumers from different walks of life are supporting our endeavor by regularly purchasing our products. We aim to achieve a win-win situation for producers as well as consumers through an efficient supply chain management.
- We promote producer-consumer convergence program through website, facebook, youtube, other social media platforms and mobile app.