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Greater food security for poor farmers in India

by Sophia Akash Foundation
Greater food security for poor farmers in India
Greater food security for poor farmers in India
Greater food security for poor farmers in India
Greater food security for poor farmers in India
Greater food security for poor farmers in India
Greater food security for poor farmers in India
Greater food security for poor farmers in India
Greater food security for poor farmers in India
Greater food security for poor farmers in India
Greater food security for poor farmers in India
Greater food security for poor farmers in India
Greater food security for poor farmers in India
Greater food security for poor farmers in India
Greater food security for poor farmers in India

Summary

140 million poor farmers in India are losing their livelihoods and turning away from farming due to drought, monsoons, pests and extreme income variability. Help us to provide farming families with affordable greenhouses that help to grow crops securely, using less water and energy, and secure a steady and reliable income. This will provide greater climate resilience, food security and will help sustain their livelihoods. The greenhouses are environmentally friendly and proven to be effective.

$50,000
total goal
$38,065
remaining
66
donors
1
monthly donor
1
fundraiser
10
months

Challenge

Millions of poor, small-holder farmers in India are living increasingly challenging lives, with household incomes often well below the poverty line - less than $1.90/day. In 2017, many of these farmers lost entire crops due to unseasonal rains, excessive heat and pests. This means families struggle to feed themselves and continue their farming activities. Without their farming livelihoods, they will either migrate to city slums or continue living in poverty.

Solution

Each greenhouse protects the crop from extreme weather conditions, using 90% less water and producing 7 times more harvest. The increased income will feed their families for the whole year. With better seeds, organic nutrients and expert training, they grow more valuable crops. The harvest is suitably graded, and farmers are helped to sell their crops to the market for better prices. When adopted at scale, these solutions will help improve the livelihoods of whole communities.

Long-Term Impact

This initiative will provide thousands of poor farmers a steady income, new skills, and greater climate resilience. Farmers will use this increased income for better nutrition, basic healthcare, schooling and sanitation. Over time, they will progress out of poverty and sustain better livelihoods. When delivered at scale, whole communities will benefit leading to less poverty, less migration to city slums and greater contribution to the growing food demand.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.sophiaakashfoundation.com/​
Video: Learn more from our project leader in India

Organization Information

Sophia Akash Foundation

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Kaushik Kappagantulu
Hyderabad, Telangana India
$11,935 raised of $50,000 goal
 
81 donations
$38,065 to go
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