We respect the agricultural profession and, therefore, provide our highest services to streamline agriculture. Our contract farming offers a buy-back guarantee and we help farmers at all levels produce quality crops. «The whole process is indirectly aimed at eliminating farmers and returning farmland to the company`s homes. Farmers are encouraged to grow high-quality species, but things have not changed much. In Bhandara district, Reliance has a contract with farmers for fresh vegetables and fruit, but the model is not working at all. Reliance does not have the capacity to raise vegetables at the peak of production, nor do all its products sell in the outlets, as far as farmers are concerned,» said Kishore Tiwari, of La Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti. Contract farming has done little to alleviate the economic situation of Maharashtra farmers. Although the government encourages the link between farmers and processors for the benefit of the agricultural sector, state farmers feel exploited by multinationals under the guise of contract farming. Activists and farmers` groups say the partnership is only fantastic on paper. A few years ago, a large flea processor had entered into a contract with farmers in the village of Manchar, known for its quality potato harvest. While recovering the produce of more than 6000 hectares of land, a natural disaster that spoiled the crops brought the peasants back to the first place, because the company did not pay them for the harvest and the damaged seeds. In Vidarbha alone, of the 30 qualified Lakh breeders, only 20,000 are involved in contract farming.
The land available and the quality of the crops have attracted large giants who buy products from huge parts of the country in these regions. Although the initial bustle of farmers led them to enter into contracts for good yields and fixed prices, the reality came too soon when the company`s houses turned away from damaged crops and natural disasters. Contract Farming must allow farmers to safely sell their crops and agricultural enterprises, with a regular supply of agricultural production required by the market. In essence, Contract Farming is an obligation on a landowner or farmer to make available to a known buyer a specified agricultural commodity at a given time, price and quantity. As a general rule, the buyer (the agribusiness company) will control the production process by adding additional provisions, such as. B technical assistance and credit.