Timeline

Milestones & Achievements

Milestones & Achievements
2019

  • Formation of Castor Secretariat
  • More than 4000+ Hectares under Good Agricultural Practices
  • More than 5000 metric tons of certified sustainable castor seeds
  • More than 50% yield improvement for 2 years vs 2016 baseline
  • 2nd Phase of Pragati Initiative announced
  • 2nd Certificate distribution ceremony
  • More than 2700+ farmers received certificates
  • Digital campaign launched – Youtube, LinkedIn, Castor Website
2018

  • 1st Certificate distribution ceremony
  • More than 1,000 farmers received certificates
  • 2,000 Hectares under Good Agricultural Practices
  • More than 1700 farmers certified (16 groups)
2017

  • More than 700 Hectares under Good Agricultural Practices
  • 55% increase in crop yield vs 2016 baseline
  • University Collaboration
  • Pilot Audits
  • External Final Audits – Group Certification
  • More than 1000 farmers certified (10 groups)
2016

  • Launch of  Sustainable Castor Initiative
  • Baseline Study
  • Development of Sustainable Castor Code – SuCCESS Version 1.0
  • Enrollment of Farmers
  • Training of Trainers on Code and Implementation Guide
  • Setting up Farm Support Centre
  • Certification Body Empanelment
  • Farmer Group Formation
  • Training of Lead Farmers & Farmers
  • Gap Audits
  • Auditors Tool Launched
  • Auditors Training