Organic farming agricultural system is the original type of traditional farming practiced for thousands of years back.
Organic farming is a method of crop that involves much more than choosing not to use pesticides, fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, antibiotics and growth hormones.
Organic production is a holistic system designed to optimize the productivity within the agro-ecosystem, including soil organisms, plants etc. our principal goal of organic production is use of fertilizers of organic origin such as compost manure, green manure, and bone meal and places emphasis on techniques such as crop rotation and companion planting.
Synthetic pesticides and fertilizers are not allowed to use in organic farming. All agro products grown in Al Wahab Rice fields are monitored. Every year control union inspectors verified that organic products such as long-term soil management, soil and products samples taking regularly. Annual submission of organic system plan and inspection of farm, field and processing facilities. Processing inspection includes review of facilities cleaning pest control methods ingredient, transportation, storage, record keeping and audit.
A record keeping system maintain to tracks all products from field to point of sales.
Fairtrade (FLO ID 37245)
Fair Trade is a global movement committed to paying fair prices in trade, helping producers in developing countries. Fair trade concept came as a response to global poverty levels, mainly focus on the marketing of products and trade development.
Overall, the movement organizes producers and provides services to the producers for production.
Fair Trade impacts the building of sustainable businesses by demanding fair income and treatment. Al wahab rice Mills buying products from producers and selling to the buyers, premium goes direct to famers “HOPE FARMERS ASSOCIATION” (FLO ID 37459) account. The funds from Fair Trade impacting communities with social, economic and environmental development projects. it also ensures safe working conditions and prevents forced & child labor.
Fair Trade impacts workers, farmers and families. Fair Trade helps to stabilize income of farmers.
Farmers are receiving modern equipment’s for farming. which are helping to modernize system to get better yield with less cost, prevent them from falling into poverty, and also learning environmentally sustainable practices.
Since, many families can keep their children in schools. It provides free health care, Medical treatment, scholarship programs and healthy meals. Fair Trade enables education for even the most deprived communities.
These benefits enable the people to help themselves as well as others in their communities.
Sustainable Rice Production
Al Wahab Rice Mills Pvt. Ltd works with groups of growers to improve the environmental and social responsibility of farming systems. believe on the integrated pest management, nutrient and water management programs are designed and implemented for a wide range of farm enterprises. particularly interested in promoting the Sustainable rice standards on rice grower in Pakistan.
Al-Wahab Rice Mills Pvt. Ltd has currently introduce sustainable rice production practices that reduce the agricultural chemical and pollution in the rice fields and the principal source of fresh water for the rice growing. Initial results have shown that implementing conservation practices in rice has reduced nutrient and pesticide loading in streams and improved water quality. Farmers who adopt these sustainable practices use less fertilizers and pesticides and still achieve yields equal to or better than their conventional neighbors, are enjoying higher profits per hectare under the new system.
There has been improvement in the quality and packaging of domestically produced rice available to consumers. However, consumption of Supper Basmati rice in domestic and international markets has increased. An opportunity exists to create an integrated production, processing, distribution and marketing initiative that highlights the social and environmental attributes of sustainable rice production systems in the Pakistan. To move rice production systems toward socio-economic and environmental sustainability, Rice production practices that preserve and enhance natural resources while increasing the profitability of rice farming by reducing production costs.
As a result of the sustainable rice production practices, collaborating farmers are able to reduce fertilizer applications by 55% and chemical pesticide applications by 67% compared to their conventional rice production system in neighbors. In addition, farmers apply 15-30% less irrigation water compared to conventional rice production systems. Thus, collaborating farmers typically enjoy 25% to 50% higher profits per hectare than their conventional rice farming systems.