It all started in a small way, back in 2005 with farmers from Gunipalli village of Anantpur district
deciding to work together for their mutual benefit. As the farmers were not getting the right price for their produce after months of hard work and were struggling to make ends meet as farming was the only source of employment and income for them, with the help and guidance from CCD they founded a farmers cooperative.
The movement is slowly spreading to other states. Today there are over 43,000+ farmers working together across 5 states.