Halfway down the coastal train line between Chennai and Kolkata, there’s little inland village called Annavaram. From the train station, the village is towards the mountain ridge with the single, white temple on it. As you make your way to the top, you’ll see the Pampa Resevoir on one side, and if you turn back, you can see towards the Indian Ocean, ten kilometres away.
Only about 6,000 people live in Annavaram, but its getting something right that companies like Nestle and Unilever are struggling with. The region is a major agricultural producer, and through a network of co-ops and distributors, it produces agricultural commodities that are sold around the world.
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