Support and Mobilise 750 Female Local Farmers

by Blossom Trust
Support and Mobilise 750 Female Local Farmers
Support and Mobilise 750 Female Local Farmers
Support and Mobilise 750 Female Local Farmers
Support and Mobilise 750 Female Local Farmers
Support and Mobilise 750 Female Local Farmers
Support and Mobilise 750 Female Local Farmers

Summary

Blossom Trust is mobilising 750 female farmers into Women's Farmers Groups, supporting them with a micro-credit scheme, enhancing their skills through advocacy and agricultural training and provide them with high-quality seeds. This will give the women the ability to uplift themselves, their household and their community.

$11,527
total goal
$11,072
remaining
15
donors
0
monthly donors
4
months

Challenge

Female farmers play a substantial role in the agricultural sector in Tamil Nadu. Despite their prominent involvement, women are lacking social mobility and paid significantly less than their male farmers. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has had far-fetching effects in terms of the disruption of food systems with multi-faceted impact on livelihood, especially those of marginalised and smallholder farmers. Subsequently, the burden faced by female smallholders and marginalised farmers is enormous.

Solution

Blossom Trust is proposing to enhance the social and economic capacity of the female farmers, through the establishment of agricultural Women's Farmers Groups (WFG). By networking efforts, we have proven to strengthen the position of women in the community. We will promote a micro-credit scheme among the members, and provide training on advocacy and agriculture. They will have increased financial capacity and greater skills, allowing them to uplift themselves, their household and community.

Long-Term Impact

In the near future, we will collectivise the efforts of the farmers in the network into Producers Company. This is a sustainable initiative that will allow the female farmers to strengthen their economic position, gaining a fair wage and recognition for their harvest. Fully owned, operated, and managed by the farmers themselves, this initiative is unique, in promoting ownership and leadership to the community, prioritising the marginalised and smallholder female farmers.

Resources

http:/​/​www.blossomtrust.org

Organization Information

Blossom Trust

Location: VIRUDHUNAGAR, TAMILNADU - India
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Project Leader:
Mercy Annapoorni
VIRUDHUNAGAR, TAMILNADU India
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