Varun Agro Processing Foods Pvt. Ltd is working with small farmers. We have done contract farming with 650 farmers in 1200 acres area which is in Dindori and Peth Taluka in the Nashik District. In this contract, we source Tomato directly through farmers, so there is no need for the farmers to go to market. And pay commission in market mandi.
We pay to the farmers when the Tomatoes reach to us. Our plant capacity is 300 MT per day. So as per capacity we do the contract with farmers. We are the first Manufacturer in Maharashtra who has done public -privet partnership project. For next year we have the plan to increase the area and the number of farmers for contract farming.
We are contracting with Buyer Company for providing the training for Pesticide spraying to farmers. Our Agro team along with the BUYER team goes to every farmer’s farm for giving trading about how to do the plantation and spraying, which pesticide to be used & when to use .
Like, we have the contract to provide such trainings to the farmers. We are appointing women for sorting tomatoes near the plant backward integrating area. Thus, we appointed some women from that area as well.
We spread awareness among the farmers for giving training about new tomato hybrid plantation which is growing without stick and knot. So the farmers can save good amount per acre by using new hybrid verity of tomato seeds. We are also such sustainable projects with the processing plant as well.
This project is fully environmental friendly and we are constructing ETP for reusing water foe washing fruit and machinery. We are making ETP on gravitational force only so we are saving electricity also. We are also preparing compost and fertilizer using fruit waste. The waste coming from plant is fully utilized in the grape orchid and for other plantations as well also.
We are using fuel for boiler which is only agro waste like baggas, briquette. This process is helping to keep environment clean and sustainable.