Omprakash Mor, a farmer, who couldn’t stand the injustice against other farmers in the agriculture sector decided to do something about it and started his own social enterprise in 1995.
The possibility of getting fairly paid for the worth of their yields was extremely low, getting paid in time was very difficult leading to plenty of farmers living below the poverty line.
In early 90s, he realised that after years of using chemicals in his farm, productivity had become stagnant.
There were not many means to get further information about organic farming, so he decided to go for a trial and error method.
After working for two tiresome years, he started to see some amazing results and in that moment alongwith 80 other farmers he decided to found EcoFarms, to share his knowledge and experience to help other farmers.
Omprakash Mor’s son, Anand, also joined him. That’s a decision that I don’t regret at all: have a job that give the feeling to help people is the best thing that can happen to you. Such small things can make the difference for them,” says Mor on his decision to quit a financial institution after nine years and joining Ecofarms as MD.
That’s a very important decision, since working for your own father brings a lot of responsibility and pressure, but he didn’t feel so “I have always thought that I could have been an added value for the company. My father was a farmer, while I have a completely different background”.
Ecofarms has had a huge impact in the past 18 years: they helped 15000 families of farmer in 75 villages to get out from poverty, procure fair prices and securing their payment.
This is an autogenerated summary from a published source: How EcoFarms changed the lives of 15,000 farmers