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Thoughts from within – Sangeeth

Sangeeth has worked with us since joining December 8, 2015. This was soon after completing his Bachelors of Commerce at Konjanadu Arts and Sciences in Coimbatore as well as MBA in financial marketing. Although his job here is his first, his relationship with Last Forest started long back. He was raised in Kotagiri and went

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Last Forest Shares with NFLC

For the past 3 months there has been a new presence on the Keystone campus – a mix of Cornell University students from Ithaca, New York and local students from the Nilgiris region. Each spring (it is the 3rd year running) a batch of students are brought together in a program called NFLC (Nilgiris Field

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Training & Capacity Building Programme for Honeyhunters

The training programme for the honeyhunters was held on the 23rd and 24th of January, 2017. The programme was organized in 2 places – Hasanur in Erode District and in Kotagiri, Nilgiris District. Both the days were exceptional in the sense that the enthusiasm displayed by the community members in attending the programme and taking

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Thoughts from within – Abhijit

Prior to finding himself in the chilly hills of Ooty, Abhijeet worked for multiple restaurants in India, from the paradisiacal Andaman Islands to the French inspired town of Pondicherry. His first work in a restaurant was as a washer but it was soon noticed that he had a deeper interest in cooking. He would help

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Thoughts from Within – Miller

Last Forest would not be possible without the dedicated staff who have worked tirelessly to make this ethically minded enterprise possible! One such member of the Last Forest family is Ashok Miller, who has been a part of the team from the very beginning. In fact, he first joined Keystone Foundation in July of 1996

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From local farms to the international table!

Honey bees are crucial for pollination of vegetables, fruits. Farm and forest food is possible because of these Gardeners of Nature. Keystone Foundation, a not for profit trust, has been working with bees and honey. since the early 1990s. It works with local and indigenous communities on Livelihoods, Conservation Culture, Environmental Governance and other such

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Biodiversity Green Haat, Delhi

We will be there at the Green Haat in Delhi from 6th to the 12th of April with lots of organic products! Do come to the stall, check our products and support us!

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2014 SEED Low Carbon Award

41 Social enterprises SEED winners  for 2014  from 9 countries  under categories of SEED Africa, SEED South Africa, SEED Gender Equality and SEED Low Carbon., with 79% from Africa, 18% from Asia and The Pacific, 7% from Latin America and Caribbean 7%  and Europe and EU countries 1%. CEO of Last Forest Enterprises-India receiving the

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Amazing Indians

Mathew & Last Forest have been chosen by Times Now for the Amazing Indians series   With a background in administration and finance for rural development organizations, Mathew John always had an active interest in enterprise development for small growers and harvesters. It was this aim that led him to establish ‘Last Forest Enterprises’ in

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Women of Pure Wonder

For the last 17 years Sunita Dhairyam has dedicated her life to compensate the villagers who lose livestock to tigers and what is even more remarkable is that she does these activity out of the profit from her personal business. Sunita was chosen by Vodafone and featured on a book called Women of Pure Wonder, celebrating the lives and

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Mostra torino 2012
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Last Forest-2012-2013
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Honey and bee wax products from the Nilgiris
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It Pays to be Exotic : Mahindra Rise
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Nilgiris : Condenast Traveller
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Participate and grow : Outlook Business Sept 2010
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Innovative Ideas that could simplify life : Yahoo News India