Promote organic farming to ensure food security, conserve local biodiversity and empower poor women in Bihar, India, to build economic livelihood opportunities for themselves and their families.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
A consequence of modern agriculture is the introduction of high yield uniform crops, which seriously erodes the local variety of seeds, degrades soil nutrients and ultimately increases the cost of farming. To combat environmental degradation resulting from non-sustainable farming, Manavi trains women on alternative farming methods that reduce the use of chemical inputs. The project will work with 100 women to practice sustainable farming and identify opportunities to improve their livelihoods.
How will this project solve this problem?
Organize 100 women into self-help groups to manage income-generating activities and build linkages with banks. Train women on leadership development, sustainable agriculture, seed conservation and new livelihood opportunities.
Potential Long Term Impact
1oo women will improve the livelihood conditions of their lives and their families. The women will develop their skill for decision-making to become more self-reliant and engage in sustainable income-generation activities.
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,475
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,475 . The original project funding goal was $13,310.