Sresta has a unique farming approach. One which ensures alignment with processes and allows for round the year supervision. The farming is currently organised into more than 40 projects. Each project is spread around in 15-20 kms & covering few 100 to few 1000 acres. Typically for every 150 – 200 farmers we have a trained field associate. Procurement is done in the Procurement center at the project site itself and farmers are contacted directly without any middlemen.
Sresta is working with more than 45,000 farmers on 2,25,000 acres of land following a Farm to fork Approach to maintain the Organic Integrity.
We follow a rigorous procedure and all our methods and products come with a five level guarantee:
Level 1: Social Control – Farmers are bonded into small organic groups. These small groups with a combination of self-adherence, social control and supervision ensure that the conversion of farmer into an organic farmer is complete. Takes up to 4 years to realize this commitment.
Level 2: Regular Field visits – Our Field Officers visit every farm 2 – 3 times in a month. They check adherence, provide timely solutions that facilitate the farming methods, train the famers and sustain the purity of the crop.
Level 3: Internal Inspections – Randomly selected teams conduct a well laid out inspection process which in turn ensures objectivity. Contamination from other fields, adherence to processes and the larger picture of maintaining organic integrity are evaluated. We check twice a year. Over 40,000 inspections in a year.
Level 4: Certification Agencies inspect the farm in every crop season. They check everything – farmer, soil, water and the produce sample.
Level 5: During harvesting season before the crop is procured, pesticide residue check is done to ensure the products are pure and have no pesticides. In order to do this random samples are taken from the farmers’ produce and tested on field with need-based lab checks. After a final check they are labeled as pure and 24 Mantra Organic.