Improving Food Security for Tribal Farmers

 
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Mar 6, 2011

You helped 13 farmers in Udaipur India grow chick peas! Excellent

The chick peas harvested this year
The chick peas harvested this year

Dear Friends,

Many thanks for supporting this project and ensuring food security for tribal farmers of our region.

As you know Seva Mandir is participating in Top 10 Wins challenge on Global Giving. We are promoting your favorite project –“Improving Food Security for Tribal Farmers in Udaipur, India”.

We are reaching out to 5000 farmers every year and with a variety of interventions attempting to increase their agriculture production; more specifically growing vegetables, promoting the use of organic manure (composting done with earth worms) and an access to a seed bank program.

This program is doing really well with your support. We encourage you to consider making another donation between 1st March to 14th March (the period of this challenge) to help your project win more money and attention.

I am enclosing a small report that my colleagues (who are directly involved in this program in the villages) have put together for you. Last year in the month of February, 13 farmers received green gram seeds. Green gram apart from being highly rich in nutrients is also beneficial for crop rotation as it enriches soil with Nitrogen (very good for soil productivity).

The farmers have recently harvested their crop using the seeds given to them last year. These farmers are now planning to sow wheat for the next crop both because it rained adequately last year and also they have better soil for the wheat crop now.

These 13 farmers were able to sell their harvest for over 1200 USD together. This is remarkable sale and this has all been possible because of your support.

This year has begun with a vibrant color of green. All the farmers in villages are now waiting for the festival HOLI (festival of colors). Along with this great harvest it is also the time for all of us to have late night celebration( Jagran ) in villages and looking forward to play with colors on the 19th and 20th March (Holi festival).

Please do consider to support your favorite project again and make it a winner in the Top 10 Wins Challenge (before 14th March). This is also the perfect timing for you to give away a gift to these farmers on HOLI.

Wishing you all a very Happy Holi from all of us here!!

With warm regards,

Deepti

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Organization

Seva Mandir

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
http://www.sevamandir.org

Project Leader

Priyanka Singh

Executive Director
Udaipur, Rajasthan India

Where is this project located?

Map of Improving Food Security for Tribal Farmers