Apply to Join

Greater food security for farmers in rural India

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

Summary

Millions of poor, small-holding farmers are losing their livelihoods and turning away from farming due to drought, flooding, pests and food insecurity. Help us to act now and provide 1500 more farmers in India with climate resilient greenhouses that grow crops using 90% less water, zero fossil-based energy while producing 7 x more crops, as well as securing greater soil health. These climate-smart greenhouses are providing more reliable income, food security and climate resilience.

$50,000
total goal
$30,180
remaining
156
donors
2
monthly donors
6
fundraisers
1
year

Challenge

Extreme heat, unseasonal rains and droughts continue to wipe out entire crops. These climate change related impacts are increasing poverty with many small farmers earning less than $2/day. With overuse of chemical fertilisers and pesticides, greater erosion of soil and increased pest and climate risks, their very livelihoods are being threatened. With increasing indebtedness and lack of sustainable income, these farmers are abandoning their farming heritage and migrating to urban slums.

Solution

The climate-smart greenhouses and training in sustainable farming significantly reduces farmers' dependence on chemical fertilisers & pesticides and increases usage of organic nutrients, safeguarding their heritage and natural resources. Furthermore, farmers grow 7 x more crops per acre, building greater climate resilience to their farming activities, and secure a reliable source of income. Hence, there is greater food security for their households and healthier food supply for their communities

Long-Term Impact

The farmers benefit from adopting more sustainable farming methods, skills and tools with which to produce healthier crops, protect natural resources and maintain their ancestral heritage. Their increased income is used on providing better nutrition, basic healthcare, schooling, and sanitation for their families. This in turn re-invigorates their communities and encourages more farmers to return to farming, thus, becoming the new champions of climate-smart and sustainable farming.

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
Twitter: @sophiaakashfdn
Project Leader:
Kaushik Kappagantulu
Hyderabad, Telangana India
$19,820 raised of $50,000 goal
 
211 donations
$30,180 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Sophia Akash Foundation has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:
Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.