Sahaja Aharam Organic Food Stores are part of Sahaja Aharam Retail division of Sahaja Aharam Producer Company (SAPCO).
Sahaja Aharam Producer Company Ltd., (SAPCO) is a federation of several producer cooperatives spanning across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra. SAPCL is an initiative to connect farmers with Consumers (F2C) and building their entrepreneurial skills and linking their institutions to markets (B2B). Today, we are a family of 20 producer cooperatives, 1 consumer cooperative, 2 producer companies, working with 500 third party certified organic farmers (Regd no.org/sc/1310/001394); 2500 PGS organic farmers and 1500 organic in-conversion farmers. The produce is sold directly to consumers through exclusive Sahaja Aharam Organic Food Stores, currently we have 11 stores in AP and Telangana.
What do we do?
We work with farmers directly. We help them with better production planning; crop management; bio-inputs & post harvest management. We also facilitate farmers’ access to formal credit, insurance and markets. To sustain the efforts we facilitate institution building of producers. In a small way we procure agricultural and allied products from the producers’ institutions and pay them the best prices along with premium because of their concerns for the environment, safe food and the efforts for organic practices.
How do we serve?
At one end of the spectrum we serve our farmers by offering them the best prices and the premiums. On the other end of the spectrum we serve the consumers by running our own retail stores; take online orders and home delivery; giving out franchises & putting our products in other premium stores. We also supply in bulk to various companies.
In our efforts we ensure that farmers get 50% to 60% of the selling prices against the conventional norm of 20%.
Where do we produce?
The Farmers cooperatives are spread in Andhra Pradesh (Districts of Ananthapur, Kadapa, Kurnool, Vijayanagaram, Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam); in Telangana (Districts of Jangoan, Yadadri, Siddipet, Adilabad) and in Maharashtra (Districts of Wardha and Yavatmal). The produce is aggregated, stored, processed and packed at four hubs Dorli, Wardha Dist, Maharashtra, Kallem, Jangoan Dist, Telangana, Naguladinne, Kurnool dist and Bhoddam, Vijayanagaram dist, Andhra Pradesh.