Name Rayala Orchards
Country India

Profile

Rayala Orchards is one of the farms owned and managed by Sam Agritech Limited, a leading integrated player in the agricultural sector, with operations in farming, processing and marketing of agricultural produce. Rayala Orchards produces GLOBALG.A.P. certified pomegranates.

Achievements

Rayala Orchards is the first farm in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to certify pomegranate against GLOBALG.A.P., later extending its Good Agricultural Practice to its mango and grapes production in the region.

The producer has developed standard documentation for pesticide and fertilizer application at farm level for GLOBALG.A.P. certified farms and also invests time and effort to promote GLOBALG.A.P. in the southern region of the state. Rayala Orchards actively supports and guides neighboring farmers to develop and design their orchards/farms according to the requirements defined in the GLOBALG.A.P. Standards, and regularly provides training to farmers on the proper use of pesticides as well as promotes the use of bio-pesticides.

Rayala Orchards focuses on sustainable agriculture by adopting practices such as recycling orchard waste, monitoring and minimizing of the use of farm fuel and pesticide use.

Rayala Orchard is the first farm in the state to develop and implement an Environmental Management plan based on the guidelines and requirements set through EurepGAP/GLOBALG.A.P. Certification, which has resulted in:

  1. A reduction in the use of plant protection products.
  2. Increased awareness of health and safety throughout the farms by organizing ‘First Aid’ and ‘ Fire Extinguisher’ training.
  3. Proper and in time use of all fertilizers, which has resulted in an increase in crop yield and a reduction of input costs.
  4. Effective and efficient use of water resources in regions affected by water scarcity.
  5. Proper documentation of the farm map, activities and action plans, which supports the company’s traceability system.

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