Cultibvator Area

Our Cultibvator Area

Presently, Kadam Organics has a registered cultivation area of 1707.88 hectares with 769 farmers. The overall cultivation area is categorized into two clusters on the basis of their geographical locations.

Jhadol Cluster:

Cultivated Area: 344.2 hectares

Registered Farmers: 269

General Overview: Jhadol tehsil is a hilly terrain in the district of Udaipur with tribal inhabitants. Most of the cultivators own marginal farmlands and use traditional cultivating methodologies. A good fraction of the total inhabitants consists of forest tribes. Predominately, they grow traditional crops like tur dal, maize, turmeric, taro root, and other root crops. Agriculture mainly depends on monsoon rains.

Due to lack of knowledge, awareness and low proximity to the commercial market, agriculture is no longer a profitable business here. Moreover, small farm size and traditional cropping methodologies have made it more expensive with lesser returns. As a result, the notable increment has been observed in-migration of people to nearby cities in search of work.

Our Challenges: Adaption to a newer way is not easy for any human. Though organic farming is not a new technology, its implementation requires effective training and patience that was the prime challenge we had faced there. Considering the marginal farmers and their small farmlands, medicinal farming i.e. farming of medicinal herbs was the most optimal solution that we could offer them.

Our Solutions: Considering the challenges, Kadam Organic has come out with innovative solutions for promoting organic farming in this region. Our solution includes:

  • To develop an integrated model of organic farming for marginal farmers.
  • To introduce the farmers with the benefits of organic cultivation and commercial benefits.
  • To divert the farmers from cultivating traditional crops to medicinal herbs.
  • To enhance their income, living standard and learning level.
  • To provide all the required facilities, improved seeds, training, infrastructure, and equipment.

Our Approach

We had visited various villages of Jhadol tehsil and conducted introductory seminars to make the people aware of the possible benefits of organic farming, especially the commercial outcome of organic farming of medicinal herbs. Later on, we started working with interested individuals, provided the required training, improved seeds, and other support. We helped them in land preparation, sowing, crop monitoring, crop maintenance, crop handling and getting the required certification. We also assured them of buying all their all produce as a guarantee of monetary benefits if and only if they follow the standard protocol.

Grown Crops

Curry leaves, Moringa, Gudmar, Ashwagandha, lemongrass, Shatavri, Kalmegh, Sarpgandha, Rose petals, Beetroots, Ashwagandha, Bala, Stevia, Tulsi, Hibiscus, Chamomile, Ginger, Turmeric, Gudmar.

Our Outcome:

After successful implementation of pilot projects, more farmers have shown interest in cultivating organic medicinal herbs. Last year, 30 more farmers have been registered for Ashwagandha cultivation.

Farmers have realized the comparative advantage of growing medicinal herb as these are less expensive and needless crop protection in comparison to traditional crops. Also, more income has been achieved.

Phalodi Cluster:

Cultivated Area: 1363.68 hectares

Registered Farmers: 500

General Overview: Phalodi region is a buffer zone of the Thar Desert in the district of Jodhpur and often subject to extreme temperature conditions due to an arid climate. It has recorded the highest temperature in India. Farmlands are less productive here due to soil infertility, less water retaining capacity and dry weather conditions. Agriculture is strictly dependent on monsoon rains which rarely happen here. So, most of the crops are produced in rainy reason only. Due to less availability of farmer, agriculture is periodic and almost unprofitable business. A great number of people have migrated from this region in search of work.

Our Challenges: Cultivators were unaware of many medicinal herbs that used to grow organically in their farms. They often remove it as weeds. Our challenges are to make people aware of the medicinal crops that grow naturally there and also to introduce them to organic farming.

Our Solutions: Considering the challenges, Kadam Organic has come out with innovative solutions for awareness about naturally grown medicinal herbs, organic farming methodologies, and benefits. Our solution includes:

  • To develop an integrated model of organic farming for marginal farmers.
  • To introduce the farmers with the benefits of organic cultivation and commercial benefits.
  • To divert the farmers from cultivating traditional crops to medicinal herbs that require less water and labor.
  • To enhance their income, living standard and learning level.
  • To provide all the required facilities, improved seeds, training, infrastructure, and equipment.

Our Approach

We had visited various villages of the Phalodi region and conducted introductory seminars to make the people aware of the possible benefits of organic farming, especially the commercial outcome of organic farming of medicinal herbs that they usually throw considering them as a weed. Later on, we started working with interested individuals, provided the required training, improved seeds, and other support. We helped them in land preparation, sowing, crop monitoring, crop maintenance, crop handling and getting required certification. We also assured them of buying all their all produce as a guarantee of monetary benefits if and only if they follow the standard protocol.

Grown Crops

After successful implementation of pilot projects, more farmers have shown interest in cultivating organic medicinal herbs. Farmers have realized the comparative advantage of growing medicinal herb as these are less expensive and require less crop protection in comparison to traditional crops. Also, more income has been achieved.

Our Outcome:

After successful implementation of pilot projects, more farmers have shown interest in cultivating organic medicinal herbs. Last year, 30 more farmers have been registered for Ashwagandha cultivation.

Farmers have realized the comparative advantage of growing medicinal herb as these are less expensive and needless crop protection in comparison to traditional crops. Also, more income has been achieved.