Successes of Farmers with STEP System in National Media
The years of successful field development demonstarting the many benefits of our STEP System finally aroused the attention of India's leading newspaper the Times of India (TOI), the country's and the world's largest circulating English Daily. In 2015, when farmers in Punjab were driven to desperation by the whitefly menace on cotton and kinnow farmers were on the verge of uprooting their beloved trees, Sequoia reached out, providing solace and hope. This was frontpaged by TOI in two articles.
Capsicums of Raman Mandi
The village of Lalliana near Raman Mandi had been famous in the region for growing capsicum. Each year over 300 acres of the crop was traditionally grown in the village. However, virulent strains of leaf curl virus together with soil borne fungal pathogens like had decimated the crop and farmers had been forced to grow cereals which at least offered some returns. By the year 2010, the area under capsicum had declined to a mere 35 acres.
Success Story of Bali Singh
Bali Singh was on tenterhooks, victim of a family dispute, his inherited land under litigation with his own kith and kin, this experienced farmer had in despair approached a large farmer, Krishan Karwa from his village for help. In the summer of 2011, Krishan asked Bali Singh to take over an manage his decrepit 7.5 acres orchard of Kinnows (Mandarin oranges) to maintain on a profit sharing basis.