IndG.A.P certification for NFPP Cumin farmers

News 10 Jan 2022

We are very happy to announce that cumin farmers from Nedspice Farmers Partnership Program (NFPP) have been certified under IndG.A.P. (India Good Agricultural Practices).

40 cumin farmers who participate in Nedspice Farmers Partnership Program (NFPP) have received IndG.A.P. certification. The IndG.A.P. Certification is an external independent verification, that focuses on sustainable and food safe production at farmer level by increasing awareness among smallholder farmers on soil analysis, water testing, agri-inputs, crop planning and market linkages.

The IndG.A.P. Certification is equivalent to the GLOBAL G.A.P. Certification, an international recognised standard for safe and sustainable agricultural production to benefit farmers, retailers and consumers.

The NFPP cumin project was selected by the Quality Council of India (QCI), with the support of the Spices Board, to secure the IndG.A.P. certification. Nedspice is the first company to be audited and certified under this program.

NFPP is Nedspice sustainable sourcing programme, currently we work together with over 4700 farmers in NFPP of which 1200 are cumin farmers. Through NFPP we support farmers in making their cultivation practices more environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. Our efforts in this regard are validated by NFPP cumin farmers receiving the IndG.A.P. certification.