A LOVE STORY

Our love story began when we first tasted an amazing black rice during our travels in China . It was called “tribute rice”, or “longevity rice” because it was reserved for Chinese Emperors to ensure their good health and long life. That story, then became our story...

DISCOVER

Meet Our Farming Community

PraTithi Organic Foods Pvt. Ltd.

Lotus Foods Partner Since 2019

location

Uttar Pradesh, India

Product

White & Brown Basmati Rice

about

PraTithi Organic Foods, a pioneer and leading champion of organic farming in India, partners with small and marginal farmers, preserving traditional knowledge and local crop varieties with eco-friendly techniques, like the System of Rice Intensification (More Crop Per Drop®) to produce the best yields and quality. Farmers producing heirloom Basmati rice for Lotus Foods qualified for Regenerative Organic Certified®/Gold.

Dalian HongRen Whole Grain Foodstuffs Co., Ltd.

Lotus Foods Partner Since 1995

location

Heilongjian province, China

Product

Organic Forbidden® Rice, Heirloom Forbidden® Rice, Organic Jade Pearl Rice™

about

One our first and longest suppliers, Dalian Hongren in China has been a partner with us for over twenty years. Both our black Heirloom Forbidden Rice® and black Organic Forbidden Rice® are grown on small family farms in the Heilongjiang region of China's far Northeast provinces – an area that has some of the most fertile and unpolluted soils in China and has become the ‘organic’ food basket for the country. They also supply us with our Organic Jade Pearl Rice™, a consumer favorite, due to its fresh green color and taste.

Foodtech Solutions (FTS) / Amnatcharoen Organic Agricultural Community Enterprise Network

Lotus Foods Partner Since 2017

location

Amantcharoen Province, Thailand

Product

Organic White & Brown Jasmine Rice

about

Together, FoodTech Solutions and Amnatcharoen Organic Agricultural Community Enterprise Network are addressing the power imbalance between large millers and small producers. They apply ecological principles to revive on-farm soil fertility and produce certified organic rice to boost net farm income and community resilience. Network members meet for two hours of training each month and to exchange best practices.The Homali Rice they produce is some of the best aromatic rice grown in Thailand.

Oasis / Surin Family Farms

Lotus Foods Partner Since 2019

location

Surin, Thailand

Product

Organic Red Rice

about

OASIS (Organic Agriculture Social Enterprise Innovators of Surin) is a FLO-certified Small Producer Organization with about 650 small-scale farmer-members in Surin, Thailand. Many use More Crop Per Drop® methods. Founded in 2018, OASIS enables small-scale farmers to access premium markets. It has grown over the past few years to market red and white jasmine rice in addition to diversification with herbs and vegetables. OASIS exports its rice through its sister company, Surin Family Farms.

Cambodian Organic Farm Enterprise (COFE) Co., Ltd.,

Lotus Foods Partner Since 2008

location

Takeo, Cambodia

Product

Organic White & Brown Jasmine Rice

about

COFE grew out of pioneering work by the Cambodian NGO CEDAC to improve farmers’ food security and health by showing farmers how to grow more rice without toxic agrochemicals using System of Rice Intensification (More Crop Per Drop®). When formerly food-deficit farmers began producing surplus rice CEDAC organized them into organic cooperatives to sell their traditional jasmine. Lotus Foods was COFE’s first international buyer and sources organic and fair trade jasmine rice from them to this day. Fair trade premiums have been invested by communities to dig wells and ponds, buy milling equipment and even build a community store and meeting center.

Bloom Agro

Lotus Foods Partner Since 2009

location

Central Java, Indonesia

Product

Organic Tricolor Blend Rice

about

Bloom Agro supplies a blend of traditional Indonesian whole grain red and brown rices that make our Tricolor Blend Rice. This rice is certified organic and was the first rice ever to qualify for Fair for Life, the most demanding fair trade certification that exists. Besides fair pricing, it encompasses many other social and environmental concerns, including water use and gender equity. Bloom Agro partners with a group of youthful, entrepreneurial famers in Central Java.

OUR IMPACT

±5000

household members benefit from

organic & Fair Trade premiums

40%

less methane emitted from fields under

More Crop Per Drop® practices

±300

hours/acre less work for women with

women-friendly practices

500

million gallons less water used annually with

More Crop Per Drop®

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