Sid’s Farm, a dairy brand based in Telangana, has announced its selection as a participant in the Inclusive Business Program by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). A memorandum of understanding (MOU) to this effect was signed between Ecociate, Endeva (coach), and Sid’s Farm (coachee) – cementing their commitment to promoting inclusive and sustainable business practices.
Under the Inclusive Business Program, Sid’s Farm will embark on a project titled ‘Improving Smallholder Dairy Farmers’ Milk Productivity by 1.2x Annually.’ This project aims to generate meaningful social impact for smallholder farmers and individuals at the base of the economic pyramid, all while ensuring economic viability.
According to Santosh Gupta, director, sustainable agriculture at Ecociate, “We are excited about the potential this coaching program holds for an inclusive business journey and are keen to start working with Sid’s Farm. Their commitment to inclusive business marks a significant step forward in our collaboration. Together we can bring about lasting changes in the realm of sustainable agricultural practices in India.”
Commenting on the inclusion, Kishore Indukuri, founder, Sid’s Farm said “We are honored to have received this opportunity. We have been working for years now towards the creation of ethical and sustainable dairy farming practices within our ever-growing network of farmers, and it is humbling when you are among the chosen few for a prestigious ESCAP program as recognition of your efforts.”
The program will target 500 small-scale producers, with a special focus on empowering women in agriculture, with 300 female smallholder dairy farmers. By June 2024, a comprehensive comparison will be made between the progress reports submitted by Sid’s Farm in October 2023 and the projected results. Sid’s Farm aims to achieve a remarkable 20% increase in milk productivity among these farmers, directly or indirectly benefiting a network of 2,200 individuals.
Sid’s Farm‘s range of products includes skim milk, whole buffalo’s milk, whole cow’s milk, cow’s ghee, cow’s butter, buffalo’s butter, buffalo’s ghee, cow’s curd, buffalo’s curd, probiotic curd, paneer, doodh peda, and lassi.
ESCAP is an inclusive intergovernmental platform in the Asia-Pacific region. The commission promotes cooperation among its 53 member states and nine associate members in pursuit of solutions to sustainable development challenges.