In a move that enables subsistence farmers to market their produce in one of the world’s biggest cities, the Mumbai Organic Farmers and Consumers Association (MOFCA) is currently trialling the city’s first organic vegetable box scheme, Hari Bhari Tokri (‘basket full of greens’), which, if successful, will be rolled out to give more farmers in the city’s hinterland the opportunity to receive a fair price for their vegetables.

Founder member of MOFCA Saha Astitva (‘co-existence’) – itself a small social and environmental NGO employing youth workers who might otherwise find themselves blighted by ...


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