Agriculture training for India's low castes

by NEIGHBOURS ASSOCIATION FOR INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT

Summary

The program will help more than 50,000 people in 43 villages to feed and support themselves through sustainable agriculture training with an emphasis on opportunities for women.
$3,692
total raised
12
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

Challenge

The northern part of Karnataka state in southeastern India has some of the highest rates of poverty in the country. The city of Bangalore in the south is a technology hub, but low caste farmers in the north try to live on a dollar a day or less. Most people's survival depends on farming one to two acre plots of land that rely on scarce rainfall. Many resort to migratory labor. Some sell daughters into prostitution since girls are seen as an economic burden.

Solution

Environmentally friendly farming training is introduced groups that will become self sufficient after four to five years. The training will then be expanded to new groups for a greater impact.

Long-Term Impact

The goal of the program is to introduce sustainable agriculture training that provides opportunities for both women and men.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.wn.org/​FAQ.asp
Background on World Neighbors in India
World Neighbors Approach to Agriculture
Approach to strengthening marginal communities
WN Approach to Gender

Organization Information

NEIGHBOURS ASSOCIATION FOR INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT

Location: Dharwad, Karnataka - India
Website: http:/​/​www.wn.org/​aboutwn.asp

Funded Project!

Thanks to 12 donors like you, a total of $3,692 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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