Our farmers from Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh cultivate a variety of organic and sustainably grown crops like Organic Basmati, Flaxseeds, Wheat, Pulse, Lentils etc… which are then fine-graded and checked for quality assurance before distribution.
Location of the Project
The NBF Balrampur project is located on the bank of the Rapti River is the district headquarters.
Coordinates – Balrampur is located at 27.43°N 82.18°E.
Sustainable Rice Platform
SRP Certified Balrampur Project
Nature Bio Foods, a leading organic food company, has taken steps to address the challenges faced by the global rice sector through the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP). As a member of SRP, Nature Bio Foods is committed to promoting sustainable rice production practices that enhance food security, support rural livelihoods, and mitigate climate change impacts.
In its Balrampur project, Nature Bio Foods is working with smallholder farmers to adopt SRP’s practices. By promoting sustainable farming methods such as direct-seeded rice, the company aims to reduce water usage and greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining or improving crop yields. Additionally, through training and capacity building, Nature Bio Foods is empowering women farmers and promoting gender equality in the agriculture sector.
Nature Bio Foods’ approach to sustainable rice production not only benefits the environment but also supports the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. By enabling farmers to adopt sustainable practices and access premium markets for their produce, the company is helping to increase their income and build resilient communities.
Balrampur Project Certified By Biosuisse Organic and Naturland
Organic Farms of Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh
Balrampur is a city located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is known for its rich cultural heritage, with several historical monuments and temples. The city is also a major center for the sugar industry, with several sugar mills located in the region. Agriculture is a significant contributor to the local economy, with farmers growing crops such as rice, wheat, and sugarcane. In recent years, Balrampur has emerged as a hub for organic farming, with several companies and organizations working to promote sustainable and eco-friendly agriculture practices in the region. In the north of the district is situated the Shivalics ranges of the Himalayas which is called the Tarai Region.
Balrampur district is located in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, which comes under the northwestern Plain zone. The district has a subtropical climate, with high temperature variation between summer and winter. The temperature varies from around 5°C in winter to 43°C in summer. The maximum rainfall occurs in July and August. Hot waves occur in May and cold waves occur in January. The average annual rainfall in the district is around 1100mm. The forest cover in the district is around 18.15% of the total geographical area, which is dominated by northern tropical mixed types of forest. There is wide variation in soil, topography, climate, and habitat, which makes the district unique and contributes to the variability in flora and fauna. The district is also known for its rich horticulture heritage and genetic diversity.
1100 mm (Average)
There are mainly three seasons.
Farm Water Availability
Water availability for farming in Balrampur district mainly relies on rainfall, as most farmers do not have access to canal irrigation water. However, a limited number of farmers have access to canal water which comes from the Chitourgarh and Kohargaddy dams. Additionally, some farmers rely on tube wells for water supply, which can be either privately or government-owned.
Nature of Farmers
The farmers in Balrampur project area are known for their cooperative nature and their willingness to adopt new and innovative farming techniques that can help them reduce their production costs and increase their incomes. While many of the farmers may have limited formal education and may not have easy access to electronic media, a new generation of farmers is emerging that is embracing technology and using smartphones to access information and resources to improve their farming practices. Despite these changes, the farming community in Balrampur remains deeply rooted in traditional practices and cultural values, which continue to shape the local agricultural landscape.
The Rice-Wheat cropping system is predominant in the region, with average rice yields between 2600-2900 kg/ha and wheat yields between 2800-2950 kg/ha. The Kharif season sees the cultivation of rice, maize, pigeon pea, and moong bean crops. In the post-rainy (Rabi) season, residual soil moisture is utilized to grow crops such as wheat, lentil, mustard, pigeon pea, sesame, and groundnut with one or two supplemental irrigations. The growing period lasts between 180-210 days per year, and with irrigation, a third crop can be taken during summer. Sugarcane is an important cash crop in the region due to the favorable climate.
NBF Supply Chain
NBF Supply Chain
Places of Attraction in Balrampur
It has an average elevation of 105 metres (344 ft).
The Rapti River’s flow has great seasonal variation because the river lacks sources in high elevation glaciers and snowfields to buffer pre-monsoon drought.
Major Soils found in the region are Loam Soils (Tarai Soils) mainly Sandy Loam and Clay Loam.
Balrampur is a lowland area where small lentil pulses are cultivated as cash crops. Five different types of small lentil varieties are found here.
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Impact of our Farmers
Farmers employ various methods to enhance soil fertility, such as crop rotation, cover cropping, reduced tillage, and application of compost. By reducing fuel-intensive tillage, less soil organic matter is lost to the atmosphere, leading to carbon sequestration. This reduces greenhouse gases and helps to reverse climate change. Moreover, reduced tillage can improve soil structure and decrease the possibility of soil erosion.
Difference our People are Making
Our organization uses several processes such as converting land from conventional management to organic management, managing the entire surrounding system to ensure biodiversity and sustainability, and crop production with the use of alternative sources of nutrients such as crop rotation, residue management, and organic manures. We provide complete biological inputs to our crops.
We also manage weeds and pests through better management practices, physical and cultural means, and our teams supervise and manage these activities. This approach makes us an integral contributor to the cause of sustainability.
Contribution by our Customers
Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of food safety and environmental issues, and their concern for their own health, the environment, and worldwide crises has risen exponentially. Organic agriculture has always been a production option followed by a few farmers worldwide, but now it has become the only option for many consumers. Simply by consuming organic produce, consumers are contributing to the overall health of the planet and creating an impact.