Enable 5,000 poor tribal households of Udaipur region to shift onto better agriculture practices, and ensuring the resource-poor communities sustainable livelihood and enhance food security.
Agriculture is the main livelihood for more than 70% tribal households. However, low/fragmented landholding, less rainfall, high soil erosion & insufficient infrastructure restrain agriculture productivity. Further, primitive agriculture practices of tribal farmers, particularly less crop diversification, incompatibility between crop selection and resource conditions, intensify the problem. The present agriculture, in process, is incapable of providing the households food security.
Introduce tribal farmers to better agriculture practices through trainings, demonstration and exposure visits. Extend technical and financial support to use improved variety seeds, plant fruit trees, cultivate vegetables, and use organic fertilizers.
Agriculture will become cost-effective and sustainable in long-term for tribal. Farmers shall grow crops sufficient to meet family needs, along with obtain diverse produces and marketable surplus providing cash income to mitigate crop failure risks.
“I'd sown Okra in my vegetable garden (0.05ha). It's my first experience of growing vegetables. But I was able to grow enough to sell off ($ 188). This coming season I'm planning to grow more". - Lalu Dharma, Gejvi village, One of the Project Benficaries
Total Funding Received to Date: $15,362
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $24,637
Total Funding Goal: $40,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).