The United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15) ended in Montreal, Canada, on 19 December 2022 with a landmark agreement to guide global action on nature through to 2030.
Chaired by China and hosted by Canada, COP 15 resulted in the adoption of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) on the last day of negotiations.
The GBF aims to address
Representatives from 188 governments have been gathered in Montreal for this important summit. Our Sarat Gidda: (Vice President of the grass-root organisation Grameena Vikas Kendram | Society for Rural Development in India) AND co-founder of #RaddisCotton, was representing Andhra Pradesh, India:
"In Andhra Pradesh, climate change and loss of biodiversity are painfully visible on a daily basis. These are the communities that are impacted the most while have contributed the least…. Over the past years we are witnessing stronger climate adversities. Rains are delayed resulting in late or even cancelled sowing or there is excessive rain flushing out the fields completely.”
We believe climate set-backs can be changed and we have developed a system that does just that and we call it Raddis. Raddis stands for Radically Disruptive, where commodities such as cotton are becoming accelerators of positive change through connecting regenerative farming systems directly with consumer-focused brand power! It is this symbiotic combination that creates the leverage effect for change!
Working hand in hand with global brands, we actively restore, regenerate and revive farmland and transform them into climate-smart Raddis Food & Fibre Gardens. Through long-term partnerships, global brands invest in the transition from conventional, degenerative agriculture practices to regenerative & collaborative value networks, in which both risks and returns are shared.
With the early financial support of market partners we re-grow holistic multi-crop ecosystems beyond cotton and we create together the positive impacts the world is in need for:
💚 Empowerment of the important female farmer
🟢 Increase in biodiversity
✳️ Preserving water use & water quality
🌏 and improving soil health while absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere.
Our back-bone organization the GVK Society, is now working with 18,000 farmer families and we are growing. We are a for-impact organisation which measure success by the extend of positive contribution to the farmers, their families and their land."
Converting more than 30000 acres of land from degenerative agricultural to regenerative agriculture.
Coming from the eastern ghats of Andhra Pradesh, Grameena Vikas Kendram is driven to bring more than 30000 acres of degenerative farmland managed by tribal women farmers under sustainable and circular regenerative agriculture all system.