We are an organisation that is devoted towards the empowerment of under-priviledged farmers. Based in South Western Odisha, We work with repressed farming communities to improve their livelihoods by increasing efficiencies, lowering costs and raising incomes through certification that ensures standard quality products. We believe in unshackling farmers through ownership and training. Since the inception of POGG, 3679 farmers transitioned into sustainable agriculture certified for organic and fairtrade standards covering 4579 hectares. We fortify economic sustainability through production of organic cotton and rotational crops and social sustainability through improved business performance, increased employment and better health.
The overall crop productivity and yield has been adversely affected with often stagnating or low yields due to poor quality of seeds, high pest infestation, gradual deterioration of soil quality and erratic monsoon conditions. We educate the farmers about the adverse affect of genetically modified seeds and have successfully inclined them towards organic farming.
The organisation is working with marginalized farmers, improving their livelihood option and making farming a sustainable & profitable occupation. Working by the principles of economic stability, social well-being and environmental safety, a three tier people's institution in the form of self-help groups, Cooperative & Farmer Producer Company has been formed which act as pillars for farmers' empowerment.
POGG ensures that fairtrade premium is invested in community development projects like water wells, student scholarships, tractors, clean drinking water, sanitary structure and many more. This initiative has ensured economic sustainability and social sustainability through improved business performance, increased employment and better health.