It is a commitment to a responsible and sustainable approach: organic farming methods which generate a smaller carbon footprint, which cause less damage to the planet’s biodiversity and which preserve its resources, always in compliance with the strictest requirements.
Ayuda Logistics has tied up with School of Livelihood and Rural Development for organic farming.
“We provide our customers with high-quality organic products that have taste and meaning: we aim for zero plastic packaging, tightening the checks that products undergo, giving preference to plant proteins, adopting a circular economy approach, giving preference to short distribution channels, selling wider varieties of organic fruit and vegetables.
As of today, SLRD has more than 12500 acres of area under its own interventions for organic farming and more than 50000 acres of o456 organic growers connected to its network.
SLRD advocates Integrated Organic Farming System (IOFS) for Livelihood Security. Objectives of Integrated Organic Farming System include:
- Increased productivity- Profitability- Sustainability
- Clean environment,
- Balance food
- Recycling of resources,
- Income round the year
- Solving energy, fuel and fodder crises,
- Avoiding deforestation
- Increased employment generation,
- Increased input- output
- Enhanced opportunity for agriculture oriented industries
- Increased standard of living of the farmers
Although Meghalaya has only recently woken up to commercial pepper cultivation, the ‘King of spices’ has always been a traditional ingredient of the local cuisine. Pungent and potent, Meghalaya’s black pepper rules kitchens without a doubt.
Barely any cashew produced in the state makes it to the plates of the people living within Meghalaya. Mostly sold raw due to the absence of major processing units in the state, the nuts are said to be rich in taste.Turmeric
The Lakdong turmeric has always been in high demand for having a high anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidizing curcumin content of 7.2 to 7.9. This special variety is bound to its terroir and hence unique to Meghalaya.
The pungency in ginger is due to gingerol, which is found highest in local varietirs growing in Meghalaya as compared to other states of the north east region of India, and are considered highly suitable for export purposes.
It primarily grows along the southern slopes of Meghalaya bordering Bangladesh. Apart from being used as a spice, its oil finds major uses in the perfume, pharmaceutical and ayurvedic sectors and carries high potential for value addition by processing.
The north east region of India is considered to be one of the hot pockets of rice genetic resources in the world and a potential rice-growing region with extremely diverse rice growing conditions to produce a large variety.
Just a little bigger than a tennis ball and globose with a smooth surface the Khasi Mandarin is a fleshy aromatic variety of mandarin that is unique to the region. It is distinguished by its tight and smooth skin which is hard to peel.
Bee keeping has been traditionally practiced all over Meghalaya and the honey produced is perceptibly influenced by the flora of the region. Orange honey of Meghalaya is most well-known.
The sohiong is an indigenous fruit of Meghalaya with major value addition potential. The fruit is similar to a cherry except for it has dark pulp and a big round stone and is packed with minerals and antioxidants.
Meghalaya is one of the major pineapple producing states of India. Kew and Queen are predominantly cultivated traditionally along the hilly slopes under rainfed conditions without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.