Ensure Food Security Through Sustainable Practices



Strengthen food security by promoting sustainable agriculture practices among women farmers.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Farming is largely subsistence-based due to poor land and cropping practices. The land is very steep and prone to landslides and erosion. Farmers rely on mono-cropping, limiting vegetable and fruit cultivation. Agriculture is overly dependent on chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Most men migrate to the city in search of work. This places the burden of agriculture work and providing for the family on women.

How will this project solve this problem?

Formation of women's self-help groups. Training on sustainable agriculture. The trained farmers will practice sustainable agriculture on their own farm and act as facilitators for other farmers. Material support in the form of seeds and seedlings.

Potential Long Term Impact

Help strengthen the organizational base of 75 women, improve financial situation, preserve and rejuvenate their limited natural resources and ensure sustainable production of vegetable and fodder to meet own need and generate surplus for income.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $200

Funding Information

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 $200 .  The original project funding goal was $2,500.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 9 donors like you, a total of $200 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Balu Iyer

Asia Program Director, IDEX
San Francisco, CA United States

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