Women Protect Land & Promote Self-Reliance, India

by Manavi


Promote organic farming to ensure food security, conserve local biodiversity and empower poor women in Bihar, India, to build economic livelihood opportunities for themselves and their families.

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A consequence of modern agriculture is the introduction of high yield uniform crops, which seriously erodes the local variety of seeds, degrades soil nutrients and ultimately increases the cost of farming. To combat environmental degradation resulting from non-sustainable farming, Manavi trains women on alternative farming methods that reduce the use of chemical inputs. The project will work with 100 women to practice sustainable farming and identify opportunities to improve their livelihoods.


Organize 100 women into self-help groups to manage income-generating activities and build linkages with banks. Train women on leadership development, sustainable agriculture, seed conservation and new livelihood opportunities.

Long-Term Impact

1oo women will improve the livelihood conditions of their lives and their families. The women will develop their skill for decision-making to become more self-reliant and engage in sustainable income-generation activities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).



Organization Information


Location: Dhumka, Jharkand - India
Website: http:/​/​www.idex.org/​partner.php?partner_id=5
Katherine Zavala
Project Leader:
Katherine Zavala
Program Officer, IDEX
San Francisco, CA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 20 donors like you, a total of $2,475 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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