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AGRI AUDIT CHECKLIST Company: Karuturi Foods Pvt. Ltd., Date: 05 Jan 2011 Area: Sira Karuturi staff – Mr. Nagaraj (AGM); Mr. Mahesh (Asst. Manager Procurement and logistics) and Mr. Manjappa (APO) MQED: Girish, Sunil and Hariprasad 1. Field Office a. Sowing Area Maps, Number of repetitive farmers Sowing area maps (Karnataka maps, district maps should be used to put up to demonstrate areas selected). Unique number or code should be given to the farmers next season onwards. b. Sowing list, Input issue records, daily/weekly/monthly meeting records Sowing list: Yes Input issue record: Yes Daily/Weekly/monthly meeting records to be maintained. c. Corrective and preventive action records based on factory information. Complaints received from factories to be recorded and discussed among the field officers and buyers. d. Awareness of customer complaints for Agri staff Non-conformances from clients should be discussed and brought to the field officers and buyers knowledge. e. Crop rotation records It should be mentioned in farmer’s checklist or farmer’s account book f. NON - GMO certificate for the seeds It will be verified during follow up audit. g. Soil testing records including pH It will be reviewed during follow up audit. h. Drip irrigation if any, records: Not followed i. Varietal trials if any, records: Not taken any varietal trials j. New techniques in farming if any, records Using Kisan mitra (Organic derived product) and GBAG (neem and garlic based product) to increase productivity k. Repeated farmers %. Is there a code system for repeated farmers?: 10% rough estimation. It would be easy calculate if you give unique code or number to farmers.

2. Chemicals a. POP and updated pesticide list: Pesticide list SHALL be provided during follow up audit b. Pesticide spray records: It will be reviewed during follow up audit

c. Pesticide residue records: Have shown for the previous crop, during follow up audit, the recent pesticide residue report should be shown. d. Stock and inventory Management: Followed on weekly basis

e. Review of inputs and records: Yes completed f. Antidotes: Not found, It should be shown at the time of follow up audit. Its good to have first aid box and fire extinguisher as well. g. Emergency contact numbers (Nearest Hospital, police, ambulance, fire station, Medical store, factory numbers etc) All the above mentioned should be displayed in the office. h. Storage of Pesticides: Pesticides should be stored in racks and it should be labelled. Pesticide storage area should be identified with warning symbols. i. Safety aids (Masks/Gloves/Shoes, etc): Didn’t find. At least face mask and hand gloves should be provided with good washing facility. Soap dispenser facility should be given. j. Pesticide measuring tools: Should have pesticide measuring tools at office. 3. Field Staff a. Number of field staff b. Field staff education and calibre c. Identity of Field staff (dress code/tag/identification proof) d. Frequency of Field visits i. Field officer ii. Area Manager iii. Agri Manager Found to be sufficient 4. Fields a. Selection of fields: Farmer’s check list to be filled thoroughly b. Crop maintenance records verification: It will be done during follow up audit.

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Crop health and maintenance: Found ok at present. Stacking height, quality of stacking, jute thread quality: Found ok Hygiene of the plot: Found ok Farmers knowledge on the crop: Need to educate and create awareness, as discussed display defects chart and pesticide handling, spray mixture preparation in pictures. Pesticide application tools and measuring tools – check spraying equipment: Spraying equipments and measuring tools SHALL be verified during follow up audit. As they store pesticides and spraying equipment at farmer’s house, it need to be verified by the field officers as and when they visit fields and it should be recorded. Farmer safety measures – check what they do, what company provided: Farmers use measuring tools and face mask provided by the pesticide companies along with pesticides. Storage and maintenance of chemicals: It will be verified during follow up audit Empty container disposal mechanism: Need to educate farmers to collect empty containers of pesticides and bury (DON’T RESTRICT TO GHERKIN CROP) Fruit fly trap management (how many/acre) check in the office and verify in the field: 15 per acre it will be verified during follow up audit.

l. Workers hygiene and cleanliness (caps, no wounds, etc): Need to provide hair nets to control hair contamination m. Fruit collection tools during harvest (baskets, etc): To verified during follow up audit n. Harvest mechanism and defect identification by workers: Need to educate farmers collect fruit fly infected fruits and hand over to the procurement team. As discussed collected defective fruits should be destroyed at area office in brine barrels. It will be verified during follow up audit. o. Shed area for post harvest: Under construction, will be verified during follow up audit p. Defect fruit disposal: Same as above q. Defect plant disposal: To be verified in later stage r. Farmers training records on pesticide application (interview the farmer): Any verbal trainings to be recorded and reviewed for its effectiveness s. Child labour management and education: Need to have worker’s identity (age proof) 5. Procurement and Transportation: (to be verified during follow up audit) a. Time of procurement: b. Is there sufficient light during buying activity? (Demonstrate) c. Vehicle hygiene and maintenance

d. Is there any innovative methods to educate on defects and pesticide usage methods for the mass of farmers (Display charts in vehicles) e. Arrival and departure tracking f. Distance to factory and time allocation g. Bulbs covered, top covered h. Crates with tags i. Grade and defect knowledge of buyers j. Sieve sizes, identification, damages of sieves k. Buying weighing scale maintenance and calibration l. Drivers licence and pollution check report


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