The project is scaling up traditional sustainable livelihoods to ensure food security for 500 underprivileged households who live in the fringes of the remotest Protected Forest Areas in northeastern India. Recurring flood and inaction of Wildlife Protection Act had made their livelihood earning extremely difficult. The project is strengthening the women of the poor households by providing trainings, free initial materials & equipments and facilitates access to micro-finances & markets.
Food security is not ensured for the communities living in the fringes of most of the remote Protected Forest Areas in Assam(India). Their livelihoods are badly affected by recurring flood, crop depredation by wild animals besides restrictions on forest biomass extraction due to inaction of Wildlife Protection Act. The illiterate destitute women of the communities are the worst sufferer as they bear the responsibility of their households. Project will strengthen these women to earn livelihoods.
The project will replicate a successful strategy for strengthening the target communities through capacity building of the womenfolk by motivation, providing vocational trainings & initial materials, facilitate access to finance and developing market links in order to help them scale up their forest-free traditional livelihoods. This will make the destitute women capable of earning livelihoods and ensure food security for their households.
The target households will be able to scale up their forest-free traditional livelihoods and earn sustainably despite of all the troubles. The poor destitute women, who are generally not the earning member of the family, will be empowered to become financially independent and able to contribute to their family income which will sustainably ensure food security for about 500 households (2500 individuals).