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Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers

by VOICE Trust
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Sustainable Incomes for 3945 Young Organic Farmers
Agri graduates exposed to Biodiverse Agriculture
Agri graduates exposed to Biodiverse Agriculture

11 Agri graduates came to VOICE Trust for 8 days exposure. VOICE Team explained about Project # 6265 "Bio diverse Agri Trainings to Youth" organized from October 2010 with help from Friends of Agriculture in India, USA, Europe. 

 

Request was made to them to encourage more Youth to join Agriculture not only as a full time job but also as a valuable contribution for improving Biodiversity in Agriculture for Ecological - Environmental - Economic gains. 

 

VOICE Trust was given an assignment by Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu to start an EIDC (Environment Information Dissemination Centre) in Govenrnmetn Higher Secondary School at Siruganur. On September 5, 2017, students of Grade 11 were given a special class on need to continue agriculture for poison - free food, pollution - free environemnt and poverty - free society. 

 

2 Youth have been sent to 1 month Government run training in FFS (Farmer Field School). Though VOICE Trust is going to face financial constrains to pay them from September 16, 2017, still, we decided to include this intervention in order to support Youth who are facing different problems in day to day agriculture. VOICE Team is confident that supports will come from Friends of Agriculture through GlobalGiving. 

Grade 11 students told about agri
Grade 11 students told about agri
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Farmers interact with Global Giving representative
Farmers interact with Global Giving representative

It is great news that Youth trained with help from friends through GlobalGiving under Project #6265 have started working in farming communities of 24 villages. 240 small farmers have been helped by youth through bio farming interventions.

Happy to inform you about the visit of Arko Banerjee from GlobalGiving visited VOICE Trust work villages on May 20, 2017 and interacted with farmers. He appreciated the strong works by Youth. He encouraged us to go forward.

True, many farmers are commiting suicide because of loss in agriculture due to climate change, increase in cost of production, decrease in yield, marketing blues and economic disasters. But, youth trained under project #6265 have brought in relevant interventions to make agriculture more sustainable through eco friendly and environment protecting techniques. It is heartening to record that no farmer in our work locations have commited suicide this period. 

With your continued help we can move forward in this project. Kindly continue to support a youth with your contribution. 

VOICE Team explains activities of Project #6265
VOICE Team explains activities of Project #6265
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VOICE Team explaining Agriculture to MBA students
VOICE Team explaining Agriculture to MBA students

Youth trained in Biodiverse Agriculture invited VOICE Trust to convince village people to continue agriculture. During January 2017, historical evidences were presented to village people through participatory rural analysis exercises. Women and Men in villages listened to our presentation attentively and agreed to cooperate with youth in agriculture from July 2017. 180 farming families have declared that they will not sell agriculture lands. This is great victory. 

 

Students of Business Administration of St. Joseph's College in Trichy invited VOICE Trust to explain about agriculture. An exhibition stall was setup and 636 Youth visited the stall and VOICE Team explained to them about successes achieved in Biodiverse Agriculture through Youth involvements. Different models of Nature Centric Agriculture were demonstrated. Followup enquiries have come from 42 students of Business Administration. 

 

VOICE Trust considers these approaches valuable interventions and thanks all supporters who extend help through Global Giving. VOICE Team assures the donors that we will increase activities for convincing more youth to take to Agriculture not only for employments but also as way of life especially for the following declarations.

Agriculture for poison -  free food, pollution - free environment and for poverty - free soceity. 

PRA meetings in villages to appeal for Agriculture
PRA meetings in villages to appeal for Agriculture
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Students from Holy Cross College given agri class
Students from Holy Cross College given agri class

Project # 6265:  Biodiverse Agricultural Training to Youth.

Implemented by :  VOICE Trust, Trichy District , Tamil Nadu,  India.

Supported by:Friends from world over through Global Giving, Washington, USA.

 

                       Progress Report for October – December 2016

Thanks to you and all Friends of Earth for choosing VOICE Trust to encourage youth to take to agriculture and to give them nature centric techniques for strengthening agriculture. In 6 years, coverage is above 10,000 youth. But, our focus is on discovering relevant strategies for continuing agriculture. 

From October 2016, 7th year of project has began. VOICE Trust is continuing to motivate youth, either to come to direct works or to extend supports for others  involving in agriculture. Any small opportunity, we use them for bio diverse agriculture for poison- free food, pollution- free life and poverty- free society.

Special activities during October- December 2016: (Photos attached).

1. 18 students from Holy Cross College given orientation on biodiverse agriculture.(October 5, 2016).

2. 11 students from Roever College introduced to nature centric agriculture. (October 24 – 31, 2016).

3. Exposures in farm fields of “Thazhuthalapatti” Village surroundings. (November 2016).

 

During December 2016, VOICE Team is convincing farming communities to stand upto severe drought experienced in our work locations not experienced in 100 years. Supports from youth will be great help for farmers. Hence, we appeal to you for your collaboration.

Roever College students introduced to nature agri
Roever College students introduced to nature agri
Cultural prog during exposures in Thazhuthalapatti
Cultural prog during exposures in Thazhuthalapatti
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VOICE Trust shares with French Volunteers 26 July
VOICE Trust shares with French Volunteers 26 July

Because of the supports from October 2010 by friends of agriculture from USA, India and Europe, VOICE Trust continues Biodiverse Agri trainings to Youth who otherwise opt for engineering, IT, marketing ventures etc., 6th year of completion of Project # 6265 has brought in cheerful news that 24 Youth have come forward to start bio input units for preparation of organic manures and herbal pest controls. They need your and our supports for starting such activities. Small helps to them will open up big results from October 2016, the 7th year beginning of the project. 

During July - September 2016 VOICE Trust continued biodiverse agri trainings to Youth. On July 26, 2016 sharings were exchanged among 17 French Volunteers who worked from July 15, 2016 for starting an ecological vegetable garden for our Friendship Children's Home in Siruganur village, Trichy District, State of Tamil Nadu, southern region of India. Another 17 Volunteers started working for the garden from July 31, 2016. Garden was inaugurated on August 11,2016. All 34 Volunteers were young. Local youth got encouraged to take to agriculture activities. On the same day, another training for local youth was organized as part of project # 6265 

On August 15,2016, 36 Youth from Schools and Colleges of Trichy visited the ecological agriculture garden and VOICE Trust used the occasion to give trainings to them in biodiverse farming for poison - free food, pollution - free environment and poverty - free society. VOICE Trust told them that you are extended supports from October 2010 for this Agriculture project. The students asked us to thank you for your timely helps. We appeal to them to extend their cooperation for success in Project # 6265 activities. Some Youth informed readiness to take to marketing of agri produce. 

Local Youth given Biodiverse Agri Trainings
Local Youth given Biodiverse Agri Trainings
Youth getting practicals in farm field
Youth getting practicals in farm field
School - college students given training on Aug 15
School - college students given training on Aug 15
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