© Bijal Vachharajani, via Fairtrade America

Chetna was established in 2004 to improve the livelihoods of small-scale cotton farming families in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha. Their vision in creating the organization was to empower farmers to build an ethical, ecological supply chain that supports their families and communities.

The cooperative provides more than 15,000 farmer members with a wide variety of services, including technical and agricultural assistance, support for cooperative development, and policy and advocacy work for the rain-fed agriculture they rely on.