Hunger  India Project #31987

Compost Pit for Food Security of a tribal Family

by Community Development Centre Vetted since 2013


The indigenous communities Gond and Baiga, 99% of these family lives in below poverty line, identify as small and marginalized farmer. Their livelihood depends on small piece of land which they use for maize and paddy cultivation, they do not have any irrigation facility. Per acre production is very much low. They are actually saving world from climate change, they never use chemical fertilizers for more crop production. Another reason is they do not have money to purchase costly fertilizers.

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The Baiga and Gond tribe lives in highly vulnerable situation, they don't have proper and sustainable source of income, they are doing agriculture in their small piece of land without irrigation and techniques. Traditional agriculture practice is good to keep their land fertile and hidden support to the planet. It's a very valuable support of this community to the world. Even after all this, the price they are paying, that is their food insecurity. They are unable to get proper production.


One compost manure pit could support to a family, they can prepare compost manure and use in their own crop. With this we have trained these families for SRI method for paddy. After use of SRI method and compost manure their paddy production will increase double. By the one compost pit, one family could prepare around 10 quintal of manure, primarily they will use in their crop and rest of the manure could sale to open market, this will be additional income for the family.

Long-Term Impact

The land fertility and moisture will be maintained by the use of compost manure. An average 3 to 5 acre of land of each family keeping their land productive, these families will not use chemical fertilizers, if 100 families avoid the fertilizers than a very big long term impact to the world. No harmful gases increase, land quality will be maintained and these tribal families will have sustainable food security for the years, this will reduce malnutrition of children's in this community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).


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Organization Information

Community Development Centre

Location: Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh - India
Website: http:/​/​
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Twitter: @cdcmp
Project Leader:
Ameen Charles
Executive Director
Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh India

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