We work with many Individual Farm owners, communities, and Big India Farms, to guide and convert their lands to Food Forests. Once out team finds them fit for Aranyaani products, then only we include their products to our supply.
If you are contemplating partnering with us, please see the sections below.
If you want to buy a farm land so that we develop farms, please contact our partner company Big India Farms: www.bigindiafarms.com. We suggest lands which are not tilled, and prisitne, and food forest work can start in first year itself.
What it takes to be an Aranyaani Farm Owner
If you already own a land (minimum 30 acres in MP, and above 100 acres in other states) that has been tilled, chemicals used, and has lost bio-diversity, it will take a long term commitment to be our partner.
If a land has been tilled recently (within 3 years), it sets us back by 2 years. If pesticides and chemicals have been used, then it sets us back by additional 2 years. If the land has lost bio-diversity and water channels due to crop patterns, and has lost honey bees, then it sets us back by another 3 years. Given that kind of effort, and reduced income during the period, we work with strict legal agreements, and land rights.
Please consider these factors before approaching us.
Do we consider existing Organic certifications good enough for us?
Most (not all) such Organic certifications do not qualify as food forests. These are developed in Western countries for their specific needs and limited understanding, but India’s weather and bio-diversity are best understood in our food forests.
All our food products are Organic, BUT most Organic products in the market are not forest foods. Organic systems are typically neither closed loop, nor regenerative and nor Self-sustainable. An Organic food is a short term solution to pesticide free food, but it still involves other harmful practices like Tilling the earth, Destruction of water channels and
biomass, wastage (and destructive use) of sunlight and usage of Genetically modified species of plants. For example, a mono-crop orchard of G.M. Pomegranates can not sustain Honey Bees and Earthworms around it. An ecosystem needs flowers and leaves and roots of different sizes and shapes and a certain part active during each season. Absence of that leads to sub optimal fruits without the essence of nature. Yet Organic style is a few steps better than pesticide ridden foods, but does not come close to what the nature gifts when allowed to build itself fully.