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PO Box No. 317, G.T. Road, Guntur - 522 004
Andhra Pradesh, India
Phone: +91 863 2348630/ 8038

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ITC LIMITED, Virginia House,
37, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata - 700071, India
Ph: +91-33-22889371, Fax:+91-33-22880655

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Creating Farm to Fork Ecosystem for Organic Produce:

Globally, concerns over food safety are mounting. Issues of genetically modified produce and the risk of ingesting pesticide residue and preservatives, coupled with greater awareness of environmental issues and climate change are prompting a sharp shift to more natural options. Organic food products are swiftly becoming the preferred choice, even as stringent food safety legislation is being brought into place.

Quality, consistency and reliability are the hallmarks of all offerings from ITC Spices, and this holds true of our recently launched organic product line. We ensure that every stage of our supply chain, from crop production to processing, is certified according to India's national organic production norms, which are aligned to global market requirements, e.g. USDA standards.

For products to be authentically organic, stages of development beyond crop production must also be appropriately certified. Our handling, storage and processing facilities are fully accredited and carefully monitored to maintain the integrity and vital qualities of our products at all stages.

 

Organic value chain:

ITC Spices runs an organic crop development programme at the field level for four core spices - Chilli, Turmeric, Cumin & Coriander, with our product range encompassing about 45 product variants in different formats - whole, powder, or steam-sterilized.

The programme works in association with over 200 farmers in three states, covering more than 700 hectares. Production scale stands at higher than 900 MT. These organic practices comply with NPOP, NOP and EU organic standards. Under the initiative, we leverage a strong organic supplier network of about 60 valid suppliers -including FPOs. We thoroughly screen the seller's capabilities and run periodical product testing to ensure authenticity.

ITC Spices is currently also collaborating with multiple bodies for other value chain certifications.

 

Farm to Fork Ecosystem:

Established Organic Supply Chain

  • Research & Development
  • Sustainability
  • Crop Development
  • Processing
  • Lab Services

Sustainable Organic Value Chain

  • Rainforest Alliance
  • Global GAP
  • National Program for Organic Production
  • USDA & EU Organic compliance

Training & Workshop

  • Training & Educating Farmers on Organic Productions
  • Developed Package of Practices
  • Organic Agri-input kits development & distribution

 

Organic Spices Offerings

Our Strengths:

  • Leading supplier of Food Safe Spices

  • Unmatched Trust Equity with Farming Community

  • Robust Backward Integration Program with 10,000+ farmers

  • Developing Sustainable Organic Farming models with buy back programs

  • Genuine Organic Quality Standards: NPOP, USDA & EU organics

 

Partnering Farmers for Authentic Organic Production:

Our longstanding and dynamic engagement with farmers enables us to ensure that organic cultivation norms are meticulously followed. From production to certification, u-e work closely with farmers at every step to produce crops that meet national and global standards.

 

Zone Identification

  • Preference for remote areas to minimize the risk of chemical contamination
  • Soil, resources and climate assessments to determine the best suited area
  • Focus on areas with well established farmer partnership through extensive backward integration programs

Developing & Promoting Package of Practices

  • In-house research to develop local organic supplements & pest control based on Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITKs)
  • Collaboration with authentic certified organic input suppliers who are audited and approved by ITC Spices
  • Training farmers as per NPOP, EU & USDA organic standards

Forming Producer Group

  • Group action assures better organic cultivation and reduces costs of cultivation (inputs, Certifications etc.)
  • ITC facilitates the formation of Farmer Producer Organization (FPOs)/Cooperative Society (Co-ops) and provide support for auditing and certifications

Audit & Certification

Process strictly in accordance with

  • Duly Audited and Certified Farmer Producer Group
  • Certified Organic Farms
  • Complete certification of Value chain (storage & processing)
  • All the certifications done as per NPOP, USDA & EU Organics Standards

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