Tea has been the catalyst for revolutions in past times. The struggle that small farmers have had to be paid fairly and the injustices workers have faced has been present in the news for a long time. The Ethical Tea Revolution is an idea that is important to us as we and other growers fight against the injustice that has marked our past. Unethical practices are on its way out as we embrace social equality throughout the growing and selling of tea.
Our associate small tea growers in Assam adhere to global standards of sustainable, organic farming methods. The range of teas we offer follow the strict standards set by India's National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP).
The cultivation process is a small part of what it takes to get the teas from the grower to your table. Every aspect of the growing, picking and processing of these products is monitored to ensure ethical standards are met. We utilize ancient methods such as Vriksayurveda Organic Farming technique so that you get the finest quality teas, high in phyto-nutrients and free from the dangerous chemicals often used in the commercial production of teas. And, we never rely on mechanical processes. Every leaf of our tea is hand-picked and manually processed with lots of care.
Hiring Workers at Fair Wages
It is common to see tea workers in Assam and other neighboring regions getting paid absurdly low wages for their hard work, even in this day and age. The unfair wages has resulted in social unrest in the region as workers demand fair pay.
Here at ASSAMICA AGRO, we actively help our rural community by helping our associate farmers hire workers at fair wages, unaffected by the large conglomerates pressuring the area to underpay their workers to make a profit. Our farms have higher levels of worker pay than the average rate in Assam. The fair price we offer our associates allows them to afford fair wages for their hard-working employees. With every sale, we are helping to enhance our local economy by providing a real livelihood for farm workers, improving living standards in the region.
Protecting the Environment
Yes, we are creating good jobs as we protect our precious land. We are securing the future with sustainable land management. Through our work with small-scale, organic farmers in the North East region, we are creating a sustainable way of farming the land. We encourage the small tea farmers to plant other cash crops along with tea, so that the bio-diversity of the land is improved, allowing the soil to remain nutrient rich.
There is a Right Way to do Things..
The ASSAMICA AGRO Vision
We are a company that is helping to fight decades of unethical employment and bad practices that has led to poor land management in the region. We strive to revolutionize the tea growing in the Assam region. We provide some of the highest quality teas in the region and some of the healthiest teas on the market. Our farm workers have seen an improvement in their standard of living through our ethical practices. The land is seen as a precious resource that must last for future generations.
The beginning of any revolution is filled with difficulty, but here at the ASSAMICA AGRO, we can already see the impact we have on the community. We, along with our associate growers, share a vision that through our growth, the importance we have on the local community increases as well, so that this troubled yet beautiful part of the world, will prosper with us... sustaining and protecting the land and its people.
Established in 2010 as a private limited company, ASSAMICA AGRO is based in rural Assam and is committed to following ethical and organic farming standards. Our company also produces organic fruits, vegetables, traditional rice, rubber and milk through our small-scale organic farming associates. Furthermore, we help to market other smaller tea & herbs growers in the region.
Pallabjyoti Nath ( Farm & Production Management of Kanoka Farm)
An economics graduate from Gauhati University and a skillful tea gardener, Pallab takes care of the tea plantation and production for the company's organic tea estate 'Kanoka'. He has also been working through the years to develop indigenous formulations for organic tea farming. A simple and down-to-earth youth, Nath who is popular as Rubul among the people, started tea cultivation in a small plot covering only eight bighas of land in 2009. He has been able to play a notable role in motivating the local youths to accept organic tea farming as a career.
Pallab is based in Sonitpur, Assam.
Manmoyuri devi (Co-Founder, Sales and Marketing, Accounts)
A founder member of the company, Manmoyuri has been taking care of the sales & marketing operations for the company since the inception. Manmoyuri keeps the Bangalore and Assam office running as well as coordinating expense reimbursements and accounting . A lawyer by education she is looking after the banking and tax matters of the company. She plays a crucial role in expanding the product catalogue and coordinating with the growers of Assam and other suppliers for managing the Tea inventory. She remains in constant touch with the operations and customer support teams in Assam. She is based in Trivandrum, Kerala.
Ananta Nath , Hub manager ( Assam)
Being the manager of Assam office, Ananta Nath is overall responsible for warehouse and garden management and coordinating with team for fulfillment of orders. He plays a major role ensuring that the products are properly packaged. He is also responsible for quality check on every products before dispatch from the warehouse. He is looking after the production and manufacturing part of company's organic tea garden "Kanoka tea Estate". Ananta Nath belongs to Panchnoi, Assam.
Dhrubajyoti Bormahalia (Customer Support and Business development)
Dhruba is a crucial member of Assamica Agro's team. Dhruba also looks after our Social Media promotions and other Digital Marketing channels as well as physical retail marketing.
Dhruba loves listening to music.Originally from Assam, Dhruba is based in our Bangalore office.
Kanoka Tea Estate
Panchnoi, P.O. Hugrajuli
Dist: Sonitpur, Assam