Wiping The Stigma Off
Wiping The Stigma Off
Industrial Hemp With Educational Drives

Hemp’s checkered past is an inhibitor for farmers. They need an educational support system to understand the viability of industrial hemp. Hemp Foundation India Pvt. India is heavily invested in being an educator for local communities, and setting up local self help groups. We empower these groups to become self-sufficient by facilitating cutting edge knowledge, economic support, and administrative aid.

Empowering Women
Empowering Women
Towards Economic Independence

Women folk in rural Uttarakhand have had a rough deal, and Hemp Foundation is walking the walk in bringing change. We conduct training programs and workshops for women self help groups, and connect them with the small scale and cottage industry. The result - economically independent women.

Our‘ Cannabis Sativa’
Our ‘Cannabis Sativa’
Mapping and
Germplasm Conservation Efforts

We’re knowledge workers. We’re at the forefront of the hemp revolution. We’re all in for pushing the boundaries of current industrial and scientific knowledge about hemp farming. Our technical experts work closely with scientific labs and government authorities towards ‘Cannabis Sativa’ germplasm conservation.

Keeping Industrial Hemp’s
Keeping Industrial Hemp’s
THC Levels In Check

The difference between the nefarious psychotropic cannabis and legalized industrial hemp is the level of THC in the crop. Hemp Foundation assists farmers in establishing scientific and organic farming practices. The result - legal industrial hemp with just the right percentage of THC.

Putting Thousands Of
Putting Thousands Of
Uttarakhand’s ‘Waste’ Farmland to Productive Use

Where others see barren land, we see acres of prosperity. Industrial hemp needs the bare minimum resources for its growth. The result - soil that doesn’t support profitable crops can become a source of economic prosperity, as farmers can grow industrial hemp and become a part of the hemp powered economic revolution. That’s land resources worth millions, mobilized and integrated within the agro-economy of Uttarakhand.

Reverse Migration:
Reverse Migration:
Connecting Families, Building Prosperous Village Economies, Courtesy Industrial Hemp

Whether you are a start-up or an established enterprise, rest assured that we have the right solutions for you. Our professionals in the field can deliver the help as fast as possible.

Stop Deforestation
Stop Deforestation

The earth can not withstand any more rampant urbanization. Yet, humans need better buildings to stay in and air to breath in. The solution - hemp paper, an eco-friendly material derived from specific industrial hemp varieties. The promise = better, cheaper, and more sustainable lifestyle.

Science Backed Fiber to
Science Backed Fiber to
Farm Processes

Hemp will replace cotton as the go-to crop for the apparel industry - and Mother Earth will breathe easier. Ukhi is spearheading an apparel revolution, investing heavily in fine tuning of the fiber-to-farm value chain. The best kept secrets of organic hemp farming and unmatched process expertise help us transform hemp seeds into hemp clothes.

Industrial hemp is a lot more than an agro-economy powerhouse. It’s a vehicle of social change. Every step Ukhi takes, is in tandem with thousands of rural Uttarakhand farmers, and every step is towards a secure future.

Self Help Groups Trainings
We conduct training sessions and upskilling workshops for self help groups in Uttarakhand. This becomes a clear gateway for motivated but marginalized individuals to become a part of the growing small scale and cottage industry of the state.

Market & Marketplace Training

Farmers of rural Uttarakhand have had a rough deal. We are changing that by imparting economic and market-focused education. The result – farmers can make informed choices of which industrial hemp variety to grow, how to ensure crop quality, and how to enjoy the best prices

Workshop for Cultivation

Cultivating world-class industrial hemp isn’t something that we leave to chance. Each of our partner farmers gets access to our regular workshops where we train them in advanced farming practices and enable them to use technology.

Creating Hemp Products based clusters

Industrial hemp has applications across categories such as apparel, construction materials, fashion accessories including hemp masks, handicrafts, Hemp paper, and more. We build product based clusters in rural Uttarakhand and then support them till they become self-sufficient in participating in a global value chain.

Grading Workshop of Hemp Seed

Farmers need the power of knowledge to know what’s working for them and what’s not. Ukhi organizes regular workshops to assist farmers in grading hemp seeds. This helps them measure the quality of products like Hemp Seed Oil, and Hemp Protein Powder, and takes corrective actions

Hemp Fiber Degumming Training

We understand that farmers need technical and knowledge based support to make sure their crops meet the global quality standard. To do this, we educate farmers by imparting hemp fiber degumming technique, so that they can become parts of the farm-to-fabric value chain.

Hemp Yarn Making Training

Ukhi aims at making industrial hemp the core of an economic revolution in Uttarakhand. We train women and young adult men in Uttarakhand in hemp yarn making techniques, helping them earn a sustainable livelihood

Hemp Apparel Making Training

Ukhi is in a joint venture with Mandakini Mahila Bunkar Samiti (MMBS), a community based social institution empowering women in Uttarakhand’s remotest villages. We conduct regular workshops aimed at these women, enabling them to acquire skills that help them earn and become financially independent.

Building a Sustainable, Equitable, and Inclusive Future for the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) through Promoting Industrial Hemp Cultivation and Use.

We are sharing information to bust myths and build awareness about the importance of industrial hemp for the IHR. Natural to this area, it holds immense possibilities for sustainable income generation through farming and agro-industrialization.

We are planning, coordinating, and implementing germplasm research on wild and domesticated varieties of hemp in the IHR. This is feeding into our crop improvement program to generate more sustainable sustenance options for local communities.

Industrial hemp is part of the natural flora of the IHR. We are promoting planned hemp cultivation as a viable option to reclaim land left barren through mass permanent migration of families from the area.

Industrial hemp, a natural vegetation of the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR), can rescue the region from its chronic fragility and bless it with a sustainable future.

Deforestation in fragile IHR.

Deforestation and forest degradation are increasing the fragility of the IHR. The impact transcends local boundaries, with potential ramifications for global climate change. Focused cultivation of the fast-growing industrial hemp can reverse this problem. Hemp, natural to this terrain, rejuvenates the soil. The traditional wisdom of local farmers in organic hemp farming is an asset utilizable in this context.

Climate Change

A recent article in Science proposes proactive tree plantation to reverse greenhouse gas emission, one of the key factors of climate change. Planting industrial hemp, natural to the IHR, is an even more efficient process to arrest greenhouse gas emissions. Hemp grows considerably faster than trees and has exceptional carbon sequestration capacity. Hemp is more efficient than agroforestry in CO2-biomass conversion.

Barren Land Reclamation

Industrial hemp peeps at you from hillsides and the fringes of crop fields as you trek in the IHR. It grows naturally there as the soil and the climate is conducive to its growth. Focused hemp cultivation in the land lying barren in the region is an efficient and viable strategy to arrest deforestation and forest degradation in the area.