• "Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.”. -Thomas Jefferson

    What is happening today?

    With profound sadness all of us realize that this quote totally contradicts today’s reality. Agriculture in India is in deep crises; from creating misery among our farmers, degrading our soils to feeding poison to its populations including each one of us reading these facts. But the intention behind knowing this is not to feel threatened but to start thinking about collective solutions.

  • OK. How?

    3 Simple Steps

    1

    Enroll

    Enroll in this initiative registering with us below. This will ensure that you receive ecological and diverse produce from small farmers in the nearby villages of Zaheerabad.

    2

    Sow

    Invest INR 12,500, INR 25,000 (or more as per your requirement) per year before the sowing season begins. This will be shared with farmers for bearing farming expenses such as ploughing, manuring and weeding.

    3

    Reap

    Once the harvesting season arrives, you will get fresh produce directly from the farmers. Choose from one of the logistics options below.

  • WHY BEYOND ORGANIC?

    Ecological Farming

    Why Ecological?

    What makes agriculture unsustainable and destructive is its transformed nature from biodiverse to monoculture and from organic to chemical ways of farming. The word ecological goes beyond 'organic' something that all of us are in blind pursuit of today. While 'organic food' just emphasizes on absence of chemical substance, 'ecological produce' puts together the vitalities of life for a healthy existence, and most importantly it upholds the law of nature such as biodiversity. Biodiversity contributes to soil health which essentially transforms to healthy, nutritious dietary diversity where as organic can't promise such wide range of holistic benefits.

    Women Farmers

    Why Women Farmers?

    There is an inseparable relation between Women, Nature and Food.As a mother she always thrives to fetch and feed her children with the best food possible. Similarly such has been her care towards nature and every life around her.

     

    It has been observed across the cultures that there is a fundamental difference between men and women farmers. In terms of their interaction, expectation and care towards the mother earth. While men chose to grow commercial crops expecting monitory returns, women always chose to grow food crops so that she can bring her home the food for her children and family and fodder for her cattle. While men try to extract maximum from soil, women pledge to retain the soil health and cares to feed the other life around her farm.

    Enlightened Consumer

    What do you mean?

    You as an enlightened consumer will not approach this partnership as someone who is greedy after good organic food only to save you and your family health. You will rather enlarge your need for organic food into an ecological vision of being in partnership with the Daughters of the soil (small women farmers) and their efforts to ecologically produce that you need.

  • WHAT DO I GET?

    Membership benefits

    Other benefits

    While you as an urban consumer will expect from these farmers to keep alive the continuous supply chain of safe food, they as people who toil on their soil day in and day out expect from you to reward their labour with a fair compensation both in monetary terms as well as in terms of your appreciation and share in food production process.

     

    • Continuous supply of safe and nutritious food
    • Dietary Diversity - More than 15 varieties of foods grown in rain-fed region around Zaheerabad- 100 km from Hyderabad
    • Friendly association with small women farmers
    • Visit to farms during sowing, weeding and harvest
    • Opportunity to learn ecological farming
    • Reward for providing health to your families besides contributing to sustain ecological agriculture and a way of life of women farmers.
    • Networking with fellow enlightened consumers
    • Opportunity to participate in consumer-farmer forums
  • Detailed product list

    Apart from whole grains, you can also avail millets in a number of delicious and ready-to-eat ways. You have options ranging from instant Pongal mixes to a pack of sugar-free millet cupcakes. Check the whole list out below.

  • Logistics

    How will the produce reach me?

    Available through the year

    The produce will be available for you to pick up after the first harvest season which is typically in Oct around Dasara. And will be available for a period of 12 months starting then.

    Monthly pick up

    We recommend you to pick up your produce in the first week of every month, preferably during the first weekend. If you cannot make it then, request you to contact the DDS Disha store in Tellapur before pick up.

    Storage

    The produce will be stored and processed at Zaheerabad and will be transported on order basis to the store in Tellapur. You do not have to worry about storing more than a month worth of items in your homes.

    Pre-orders

    We recommend that you place an order for the products you need at least a week before your pick up time. This is to ensure processing, transportation and stocking of your items.

    Prepaid account

    The best part about this is that you have paid for all the food that you will consume through the year. We plan to maintain a register with your balance details. So you can walk in and royally pick up your produce, sign in the register and leave without paying. How cool is that? 

  • Delivery options

    Choose Your Plan

    Pick-up at the DDS shop

    Tellapur

    You can collect the Produce from DDS-Disha shop at Tellapur at specific dates throughout the year. The produce will be available after the harvesting month. The price you get is about 20% less than the regular sale price at DDS-Disha shop at Tellapur.

    Note: You can also take byproducts instead of the whole grain as listed above as per individual item's cost.

    Farm visit

    Zaheerabad

    You can directly visit a centralized pick-up point at Zaheerabad and collect directly from farmers. DDS will facilitate this meet and consumers are expected to carry their own bags

    Home Delivery

    Your own home

    Home delivery can be arranged at an additional cost.

  • FAQs

    You might have more questions. Here are the answers, hopefully.

    Q: I am interested. Next what?

    A: Thanks for taking the first step! Here are the next steps:

    1. After you have chosen your options, do confirm your registration at the form here.
    2. Transfer the amount to the following account:
    3. SBI Nallagandla account number

      Disha women society
      Account number = 37764000350
      IFSC=SBIN0018559
      BRANCH CODE= 18559
      NALLAGANDLA BARNCH

    4. If you prefer cheque payment, please drop and email / call one of the numbers listed below so that we can co-ordinate with you for cheque pick-up.
    5. Email the transaction ID to beyondorganic.confarm@gmail.com
    6. Join our Whatsapp group if you haven't already done so. Here's a link to join. This is so you can connect with the core volunteers who can then the conversation forward. 

    Q: Can I visit the farms?

    A: Definitely! We are striving for this initiative to be a true grassroots effort where each one of us get to participate in food production and connect with the farmers. We will arrange regular farm visits to Zaheerabad (100 kms from Hyderabad) where you can visit the farms, participate in the farming process and their festivities.

    Q: How can I ensure that the products supplied are really organic and natural?

    A: The farmers and their practices are scrutinized under PGS organic certification system then after they are permitted to supply their farm produce. PGS is a democratic system of organic certification that involves farmers to monitor one another’s farm. They check on the kind of instruments used for soil amendments, pest control, soil fertility and various other things. The close proximity of the farmers and the best interest of the group ensures that their group is completely organic. The usual organic certifying agencies are basically the 3rd party certification system which is not preferred by our small farmers as they charge exorbitant fees and can also be inaccurate because their inspection is one time and only dependent on records maintained by the farmers which excludes illiterate farmers from getting certified through this procedure.

    Q: Is the produce supplied to me cleaned and packaged?

    A: Thorough cleaning, grading and packing is done at the Millet Complex in the Pastapur village in Zaheerabad. This process also employs local women folk from the villages.

    Q: What happens to my investment if the crop fails?

    A: In the unfortunate and rare case of crops failing partially or completely, we request you to be hopeful and stay invested for the next season. It is extremely rare that there are crop failures in two consecutive seasons.

    Q: I made an investment but now can't use the products because I am moving. Can I get my money back?

    A: Usually, all the investment you make goes to the farmer and is invested in farming in the agricultural season. In specific cases where you can't consume the products that you invested for, do let us know and we will do whatever is possible in your best interest.

  • Sponsors enrolled so far

    Acres supported: 124.75

    Thanks to:

    1. Kanta Devi
    2. Sneha Magapu
    3. Sreelatha
    4. Madhavi B
    5. Vinod Pavarala
    6. Hari Manthena
    7. Navya
    8. Vishva
    9. Sridevi Bhupatiraju
    10. Geethakrishna Srihari
    11. Mary Mathai
    12. Srinivasa Raju Bethalam
    13. Padma Dantuluri
    14. Shrinkhla Chandok
    15. Aparna Patlola
    16. Ramakrishna Mudhigonda
    17. Hareeswar Modali
    18. Y S Chandra
    19. Jhansi Laxmi
    20. Aparna Kondapalli
    21. Soudamini Sreepada
    22. Sheela Prasad
    23. Anita Apte
    24. Anitha Reddy
    25. Geetha Golla
    26. M Vijaya Lakshmi
    27. M Radhika
    28. Varmaraju Gokaraju
    29. Lova Kumar Katikala
    30. Ramakrishna Raju Mundunuri
    31. Swati Singh
    32. Swapna PV
    33. P Kiran
    34. Durga Nagaraju Devarkonda
    35. Parag Agrawal
    36. Usha Raman
    37. Rahul Surana
    38. Vikram Subramanyam
    39. Neelima L
    40. Rajesh Tummuri
    41. Aparna Sridhar
    42. Alluri Vijayalakshmi
    43. 9848135423
    44. Peddireddy Yellabothula
    45. Durga Devi Mannaru
    46. Praveen Babu Vejandla
    47. Karun Kumar Yarlagadda
    48. Kalpana
    49. Supriya Yarlagadda
    50. Ganga Goyal
    51. Jayachandra Mohan
    52. Ranjitha Simhadri
    53. Ramakrishna Raju (Kittu)
    54. Rajani Chillamcharla
    55. Abdul Latif
    56. Udaya Kiran Lanka
    57. P Sita Latha
    58. Rahul Sancheti
    59. Kumar Goud
    60. Vani
    61. Sattiah
    62. Pradeep
    63. Vijayalakshmi
    64. Samatha Venkat Almareddi
    65. Poornima Siddabattuni
    66. Aripirala Praveen
    67. Pankaj Singh
    68. Nidhi Bhandari
    69. Nivedita Southekal
    70. Aparna Mulukutla
    71. Sri Lakshmi Kotwal
    72. Swathi Legala
    73. Meetu Gururaj Mohan
    74. Aparna Krishnan
    75. Jagdish Rai
    76. Parashar Kumar
    77. Shailender Kesha
    78. Ramya Sree
    79. Chaitanya KM
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