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Organic l Open pollinated l Public domain

'DESI SEED PRODUCERS COMPANY LIMITED' is registered under Companies Act 1956, with its administrative office located at Bangalore, Karnataka. It is a collective of organic seed producers and seed savers with a mission to conserve and promote landraces for more than a decade.

The seeds are marketed under the brand name ‘Sahaja Seeds’- high quality, organically grown, traditional, open pollinated vegetables and cereal crops seeds. Our seed producers are located across India adaptable varieties conserved by farming communities over generations.

'We seek to bring back the tradition of seed saving amongst us by collecting, propagating, and exchanging indigenous and rare varieties. We seek sustainable living and a more self-reliant lifestyle"

Organically Grown

Our farms are Certified Organic, adhering to NPOP- Indian Organic standards for the production of organic seed. Our mission is to grow using sustainable agricultural practices, starting with the seed, where it all begins. We nurture our crops by building rich, healthy soil that encourages all beneficial organisms. We don't use genetic modification, irradiation, sewage sludge or synthetic agrochemicals that are allowed in non-organic system that has wreaked havoc on people, planet and our economy.

 


Open Pollinated

Our seed is open pollinated (OP), which means that saved seed will breed true to type and our farmers have direct access and control of their seed supply. In contrast, F-1 hybrids and GMO varieties are impossible for farmers to reproduce, leaving them dependent on seed companies for new seed. OP varieties are reproduced through natural pollination via wind or insects.

 

Public Domain

We are foremost organic seed producers, out to save organic seed and we want you to do it, too. Seed industry - a handful of large companies are in control of much of the world's seed supply. Focusing exclusively on developing varieties that are F-1 hybrids, elite OP varieties, or Genetic Engineered, thereby denying our seed sovereignty the basis for our food supply. An answer this problem, we're putting all of our seed in the public domain for customers to reproduce and improve, regionally adaptive, publicly held and genetically resilient.

 

Seeds Savers

Nagappa - Makari, Hirekeruru Taluk, Haveri


 

Power of millets - He has grown 31 varieties of millets; that too on only two acres of land!
full article

 

Syed Ghani Khan - Kirugavalu, Mandya


 

The real seed man - He is conserving 567 varieties of rice, 36 varieties of millets, 143 varieties of rare mango trees and having a seed museum at his home.
Awards to Ghani - Krushi Pandit-2010, Biodiversity
Reviving the lost legacy
Reviving the Lost Legacy of Rice Biodiversity

 

Mukappa Pujar- Chinnikatte, Haveri


 

Guli ragi expert - Senior farmer consultant who has expertised guli ragi cultivation method that gives 4 times higher yield.
Guli Ragi Method of cultivation

 

Eshwarappa Banakar- Hireyadachi, Hirekeruru, Haveri


 

Man who formed first Millet Seed Bank - More than 70 varieties of millets and about 30 varieties of vegetables are in safe hands.
Read story

 

Puttraju - Byloor, Kollegal taluk, Chamrajnagar District



 

Power of millets - He has grown 31 varieties of minor millets and organic potatoes!
full article

 

Anjaneya - Kumblur, Harihara taluk, Davanagere District



 

Rice paddy art creator - Anjaneya being traditional paddy conserver, is first farmer in India to create Japan paddy art in his quarter acre rice field using 2 different paddy varieties.
Read article (in kannada)

 

Hanchayalappa - Koppala District



 

Brinjal Lover- Hanchayalappa is conserving 22 varieties of brinjal in his farm. He is a pioneer farmer who has a good knowledge in seed production of vegetables. His personal collection exceeds over hundred different varieties of vegetables and herb seeds.

 

Email: sahajaseeds@gmail.com


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