Makaibari has pioneered Organic, Fairtrade and biodynamic practices to tea and tropical agriculture; it was the first garden to be certified Organic in 1988, Fairtrade and Demeter in 1993. "Partnership, not ownership" it is the idea which inspires most of Makaibari's Corporate Social responsibility agenda initiatives.

Makaibari has been a pioneer of holistic sustainable agricultural practices, twenty five years ago. Futuristic plans are afoot to have an innovative use of all the surplus bio mass as an alternative source of fuel to dry the tea. Once the proof of concept is in place, it would be a trail blazer to the entire tea growing global community. This would be a veritable boon, beyond the tea estates and have the potential to impact and uplift the livelihoods of millions of marginalized farmers globally.

The commitment to increasing the Homestays are high on the agenda on Makaibari's Corporate Social responsibility list. It provides an alternative income away from the tea, to the ladies of Makaibari, paving the way for the credo "Partnership Not Ownership" to be a reality

"Soils constitute the foundation of vegetation and agriculture. Forests need it to grow. We need it for food, feed, fiber, fuel and much more."

José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General - International Year of Soils 2015: Healthy soils for a healthy life