People always feel that Organic products are expensive to their conventional counterparts, but fail to understand the reasons behind the same.
Here are a few points to inform about the same:
Better Realization for the farmers: The farmers are paid 10 – 15% premium over the market prices for their efforts towards Organic farming.
High cost of logistics: Since our projects are situated across the country, logistics is a key factor. As the cost of logistics is increasing, so do the price of the products.
Training & Development: At the time of conversion of the field, the first three years of produce cannot be considered as Organic. But, Sresta supports the farmers with technical know how and other training with reference to Organic during this period, which is an extra effort from the part of the company.
Independent Units: Organic products need separate processing units, and the processes also differ from the conventional methods of extraction. Further, these units also need to be certified.
Lesser Outputs: The output from the raw material also would not be on par with the conventional products for a few products, making the unit price of these products high.
No Artificial ingredients: No artificial flavors mean that we use the actual fruits to produce our products like jams and juices, which makes the cost of production high.
No Moral Mess: The price of conventional food does not reflect the cost of environmental cleanups that we pay for through our tax and also the moral responsibility towards our Mother Earth. Going Organic doesn’t have these burdens linked to it.