ORGANIC WAYANAD - THE ICS


 

Organic Wayanad, a charitable society was started in the year 2003, for the sustainability of the small & marginal farmers. The operational area of the organization is within the states of Kerala, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu.

It is registered under society’s registration act of 1860 section 21 as register No 350/05.








Aims & Objectives

  • Organic agriculture development is the main thrust of Organic Wayanad. Under the vision of the society, we intend to promote activities related to organic cultivation & ecological balance for the benefit of the people of the area in common & for the group organic farmers in particular.
  • To amass knowledge & information regarding organic cultivation & development. To spread this knowledge to the people & to find ways & means to put these into practice. This is done by adopting particular areas for experimenting organic methods of cultivation & formation of effective groups of organic farmers.
  • To organise Governmental & Non-Governmental institutions, organisations, societies, & individuals who share similar outlook, to achieve the aim.
  • To organise & strengthen village level farmers groups & through them support the voluntary activities in villages.
  • To facilitate organic certification of group farmers from an accredited certification agency.
  • To develop & manage effectively an Internal Control System (I C S) concerning the activities on organic certification & quality assurance.
  • To facilitate field staff who visit group farmers & who share good practises & success stories so that they can be replicated. 
  • To guarantee the organic authenticity of the produce offered to Vanamoolika.

 

ACTIVITIES

  • Training the group farmers, women & youth.
  • Regular training for the trainers & field staff. 
  • I C S Auditors Training.
  • Internal Control System for quality, production & certification
  • Collecting individual farmer level farm output estimates & managing individual farmer databases. 
  • Safe procurement of organic products with complete traceability up to individual farmers. 
  • Sharing good practices within the group farmers.