We work with farmers in Bihar to ensure they make the most of their fields and wetlands. With a mostly agricultural economy, farming is one of the main incomes for Bihar - one of the poorest areas of India. Our support helps to create jobs, increasing output, providing a reliable income and boosting the local economy.
Local farmers with smallholdings lack links to local markets, let alone international buyers. Native and our partners help to connect farmers, giving them the opportunity for increased sales from pond to supermarket. We ensure our supply chain is ethical and fair and are working towards a Fair Trade standard in the near future.
We promote the sustainable management of fields in wetlands, where our crops are grown and encourage the use of poly-culture crops to increase biodiversity in the ponds, helping to sustain a natural ecosystem. Good for the ponds, but also good the farmers, allowing them the opportunity to profit from other crops and fish.