ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND FARMING PRACTICES
India is facing a food crisis thanks to the systemic destruction of farmlands and food production systems over the last five decades through uncontrolled use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, mono-cropping and other intensive agricultural practices. Wingreens Farms is reworking the manner in which business in the Agriculture sector is being carried out. Through demonstration along with education, Wingreens Farms has succeeded in moving farmers away from traditional, water hungry crops to far more lucrative and water efficient crops. In collaboration with industry leaders Jain Irrigation, Wingreens Farms helps farmers adopt sustainable practices such as the use of microbial cultures, drip irrigation, inter-cropping and compost fertilization - leading to us saving as much as 2,50,000 liters of water per acre per annum, and increasing the farmer's income by 1000% and more (from Rs.20,000/- per annum to over Rs.3,00,000/- per annum).
Furthermore, Wingreens Farms provides farmers with additional avenues of income by employing them and members of their family, by shifting the first level of processing (like peeling of garlic for example) to the farms. In doing so, Wingreens Farms has managed to take away the risk element of farming from the farmers. Our farmers are effectively no longer at the mercy of middlemen in the agriculture sector. Wingreens Farms has developed packages of practice for over 100 crops including herbs, vegetables and flowers that are environmentally friendly, restore the ecological balance of the soil and naturally negate the use of pesticides and chemicals, while hugely increasing productivity.
WOMEN, CHILDREN AND YOUTH EMPOWERMENT
The 'WIN' in Wingreens stands for "Women's Initiative Network" and forms another corner stone of the organization that empowers women both financially and emotionally. At the Wingreens Farms Training Institute, our rural and semi urban women are given expert, certified skill training in the field of food technology, food hygiene and food processing that provides them with an array of employment opportunities with Wingreens Farms and beyond. We employ more than 400 youths as members of our product sampling and sales teams. Additionally we have initiated the "Youth Training Institute for Sales and Life Advancement" that offers its young employees modular certificate courses that allow them to add to their qualifications as they work.
We also sponsor an NGO which runs a school called “Apni Paathshaala” for underprivileged families, in a village called Fazilpur on the outskirts of gurgaon. The school has standing instructions from Wingreens Farms, that it will not refuse admission to any child, irrespective of financial or social background.