Khajuraho farmers cultivate a wide variety of organic and sustainably grown crops, such as Soyabean, Black Gram, Lentil, Barley, Wheat and more, which are then fine-graded and quality-tested before being distributed.
Location of the Project
The NBF’s Khajuraho project lies in the upper part of the Bundelkhand plateau known for its rugged terrain and rocky hills. The most notable aspects of the project are those which are crossed by the Panna Hill Range in the Southern parts. The region is also home to several rivers, including the Ken River and the Betwa River, which are important sources of water for irrigation and other uses.
Coordinates – Khajuraho project is located at 24.5500°N 79.3527°E.
Welfare Activities under Fairtrade by Nature Bio Foods in NBF Khajuraho Project
Nature Bio Foods’ NBF Khajuraho Project has been instrumental in uplifting the community’s well-being and fostering sustainable development in the region. Recognizing its outstanding efforts, the project was honored with the prestigious Bundelkhand Ratan Samman, celebrating its commitment to the principles of Fairtrade and social responsibility.
Health: Community Health Centre (CHC)
Nature Bio Foods took on the responsibility of renovating and upgrading the Community Health Centre in Taparian Village. Through this initiative, the CHC was equipped with modern facilities, ensuring that the center operates smoothly and efficiently. With continuous support from Nature Bio Foods, the CHC now accommodates an average of 40 patients per day, catering to the healthcare needs of the community.
Water Project – Check Dam & Ponds Construction for Water Conservation
Water conservation has been a paramount concern in the drought-prone region. To combat water wastage and promote sustainable water management, Nature Bio Foods undertook the construction of three check dams and one pond. These structures have collectively saved millions of liters of water, providing irrigation support for agricultural lands and bolstering the region’s water resources.
Clean Drinking Water – Community Water Filters & Household Water Filters
Addressing the challenge of clean drinking water, Nature Bio Foods distributed 700 household water filters, benefitting around 3500 individuals. Additionally, 14 community RO water filters were installed, providing clean and safe drinking water to approximately 6600 beneficiaries.
Water Project – Water Wheels
In response to the struggles faced by villagers during dry spells, Nature Bio Foods distributed 200 water wheels in 2022-23. These innovative devices eased the burden of carrying water over long distances, significantly improving the lives of families in the region.
Livelihood Support – Goat Rearing Project
Nature Bio Foods initiated the Goat Rearing Project, distributing Sirohi breed goats to 199 poor and needy families in the Khajuraho project location. This project has made a significant impact, with a total of 289 goats benefiting these families. The goats not only provide a source of livelihood but also contribute to the community’s nutrition, producing over 40,000 liters of milk annually. With an average yearly income ranging from INR 12,000 to INR 15,000, the Goat Rearing Project has empowered families to achieve financial stability.
Agri Support – Usages of Agri-Implements (Machineries)
Through the operation of an Agriculture Service Center by a Self-Help Group, Nature Bio Foods made available various agricultural machinery on subsidized rates. Beneficiaries have access to essential equipment such as Multi-crop Threshers, Seed Drills, Cultivators, Summer Ploughs, and Spray Pumps, facilitating efficient crop cultivation and harvesting. The distribution of high-quality seeds, in collaboration with local government authorities, further enhances agricultural practices in the selected villages, promoting sustainable farming methods.
Solar Street Lights
With a strong commitment to sustainable energy, the NBF Khajuraho Project successfully installed 159 solar street lights in FY 2022-23, adding to the existing total of 323 solar street lights. Ensuring 100% operational efficiency, these solar lights illuminate the villages, enhancing safety and contributing to reduced carbon emissions.
Education Project – School Adoption Program
Nature Bio Foods’ dedication to education is evident through its School Adoption Program. By adopting 15 schools, the project has positively impacted 2375 students’ lives, providing them with essential support and resources. As part of this initiative, 10 digital classrooms have been established, promoting modern and technology-driven education.
Infrastructure Development – Roads, Drainage & Community Centres
Nature Bio Foods extended its efforts towards infrastructure development, covering six villages under the Roads and Drainage project. This crucial undertaking ensures improved connectivity and accessibility for the communities. Additionally, three community centers have been established, serving as vital hubs for social gatherings and community activities.
Case Study for NBF Khajuraho Project
NBF Khajuraho Project stands as a shining example of Fairtrade principles in action, with a strong focus on social welfare, environmental conservation, and community development. Through the relentless dedication and holistic approach of Nature Bio Foods, the project has successfully transformed the lives of countless individuals in the region, creating a positive ripple effect on both the present and future generations. The Bundelkhand Ratan Samman recognition further underscores the project’s profound impact, inspiring continued efforts towards sustainable and equitable development.
Khajuraho Project Certified By Naturland and BioSuisse Organic
Everything you need to know about Khajuraho
Beholding the spectacular view of Raneh Falls to the Ken Gharial Sanctuary situated at the Sangam of Ken and Khudar Rivers, the territory of Khajuraho entails various picturesque tourist sites to discover! Moreover, the district shares several major borders such as the Panna from the east, Tikamgarh from the west, Damoh from the south, Sagar from the southwest, and lastly, Uttar Pradesh from the north.
The Khajuraho project lies in the upper part of the Bundelkhand plateau. The most prominent parts of the project are those which are transverse by the Panna Hill Range through the Southern parts. The range stands about 100 m from the surrounding and 300 m from the mean sea level. From here the plateau lowers down and covers into the alluvial plains in the north, particularly along with the Ken and Dhawan rivers. The lands of Bundelkhand are lying between south of Yamuna, east of Betwa, west of the temple of Vindhyavasini Devi, and north of the Narmada rivers. Thus, there are three physical divisions of the area namely:
(A) The Panna Range – The Panna Range is a branch of the Vindhyan Mountains. It traverses Sagar, Chhatarpur, and Panna Districts from the southwest to northeast, The highest peak in the district lies at 240 27` north by 790 45` east.
(B) The Central Plateau – The Central Plateau runs to the north as an offshoot of the Panna Range. It lies mainly on the Bundelkhand granites and forms the central sub-water divide.
(C) The Northern Plains – The Northern Plains lie between 152-300 m above mean sea level and cover nearly the whole Laundi district. It is covered by varying thicknesses of aluminum but it is a cut of ravines.
Khajuraho has a tropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. The monsoon season starts in June and lasts until September, with the heaviest rainfall in July and August. The best time to visit Khajuraho is from October to March when the weather is pleasant and suitable for sightseeing.
The average annual rainfall of the region is
1100 mm which distribution is as follow.
There are mainly three seasons.
Farm Water Availability
In this region, 55% of the land is dependent on rainfall for agriculture, while only 45% has access to irrigation systems. The sources of farm water availability are open wells (77%), reservoirs (13%), canals (5%), bore wells (3%), and farm ponds (2%). Farmers in the region mostly use flood irrigation patterns, while lift and micro-irrigation systems are installed in a small area. The groundwater quality in the region is mildly alkaline.
Nature of Farmers
The farmers in Khajuraho are hardworking and dedicated individuals who have a deep connection to the land and its agricultural traditions. Agriculture is a primary source of livelihood for a significant portion of the population in Khajuraho, and many farmers have been practicing agriculture for generations. They possess a wealth of knowledge about crop cultivation, irrigation techniques, and traditional farming practices.
In the region, most farmers face literacy challenges, as they are unable to read and write. However, they have a great respect for people coming from outside their community. The farmers are also deeply attached to their old traditions and customs, but they are open to implementing new technology in farming. In fact, they are cooperative when it comes to adopting new techniques for better yields. The farmers are always eager to learn and get new inputs in the context of farming, which they believe will help them improve their agricultural practices.
The region boasts an abundance of natural forest wealth, which creates a suitable micro-climate for organic farming. As a result, natural components are readily available to the crops grown in the area. The farmers in the region use only traditional seeds, which helps to maintain international level quality standards by avoiding contamination from hybrid and GMO seeds.
Since most of the agriculture in the division is rain-fed, farmers adopt dry land agriculture practices, which create favorable conditions for the cultivation of pulses, oilseeds, and minor millets, resulting in high-quality produce.
Due to the low purchasing power of the farmers, the region has been left out of the grip of modern chemical agriculture. This has created favorable conditions for the further advancement of traditional farming practices, which can lead to sustainable agriculture in the long run.
NBF Supply Chain
NBF Supply Chain
Places to Visit in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
It has an average elevation of roughly 283 meters.
The Raneh Fall is a natural waterfall on the Ken River, located in Khajuraho in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
The soil profile can be categorized into three types: deep soils (30% of the area), medium deep soils (30% of the area), and shallow soils (40% of the area).
Soyabean, Black Gram, Seasame (White grain), Groundnut, Bajra
|RO Purifiers: Water Filtration Systems for every Household||
|Advanced Water Purification System for Educational Institutions||
|Transforming Classrooms: Digitized Learning Spaces||
|Empowering Communities with Accessible Water Filtration Solutions||
|Illuminating Streets with Environment-Friendly Solar Lighting||
|Women's Empowerment through Entrepreneurial Training Programs||
|Empowering Young Women: Career Counseling for Future Success||
|Craftsmanship Unleashed: Skill Development in Artisanal Handicrafts||
|Fostering Educational Partnerships: Village School Adoption Program||
|Students Holistic Development||
|Championing Menstrual Hygiene: Centers for Women's Well-being||
|Enhancing Women's Health: Distribution of Menstrual Hygiene Products||
|Empowering Women through Education: Menstrual Hygiene Training Initiatives||
|Nourishing the Future: Workshop on Child Nutrition and Well-being||
|Guiding the Leaders of Tomorrow: Mentoring Programs for Students||
|Revitalizing Water Bodies: Pond Construction and Restoration Initiatives||
|Greening the Earth: Extensive Tree Plantation Drives||
|Cultivating the Earth: Advanced Training in Soil Regeneration||
|Towards a Plastic-Free Future: Comprehensive Reduce and Reuse Initiatives||
|Preserving Our Lifeline: Campaigns for Water Conservation and Stewardship||
|Agriculture in Harmony with Nature: Organic Farming workshops||
|Clean Village, Healthy Village: Promoting Cleanliness and Sanitation at the Grassroots Level||
Impact of our Farmers
The impact of our farmers is significant in enhancing soil fertility through various methods such as crop rotation, cover cropping, reduced tillage, and application of compost. These practices reduce fuel-intensive tillage, resulting in carbon sequestration, decreasing greenhouse gases, and reversing climate change. In addition, they can improve soil structure and reduce the possibility of soil erosion.
Difference our People are Making
The difference our organization is making is by converting land from conventional management to organic management, managing the entire surrounding system for biodiversity and sustainability, and using alternative sources of nutrients such as crop rotation, residue management, and organic manures. We provide complete biological inputs to our crops, and our teams supervise and manage weed and pest control through better management practices, physical and cultural means.
Contribution by our Customers
Our customers’ contribution is vital in promoting food safety and environmental issues. The concern for their health, the environment, and worldwide crises has increased exponentially. Organic agriculture has become the only option for many consumers. Simply by consuming organic produce, they are contributing to the overall health of the planet and making an impact towards sustainability.