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Anandi started KOFPU (Kottakarai Organic Food Processing Unit) in Auroville over two decades ago, with the aim of promoting organic farming and healthy eating habits. Her approach, carried by enthusiasm, conviction and research, embraces traditional and innovative, eastern and western methods of preserving food in healthy and eco-friendly ways. Anandi teaches Food Processing and Health Food preparation as livelihood options for rural community members. Wastage of produced food constitutes almost 40% of the food produced in many parts of India today. These are due to lack of proper guidance, availability of techniques and processes, access to storage and transportation losses. By providing techniques for better processing of food at the farmer level/to the farmers, SLI promotes livelihood enhancement as well as lesser wastage of food produced.