Seva Mandir seeks to help 5,000 farmers of rural Udaipur by training them on better agricultural practices and developing the resource base to achieve higher gains and to provide higher food security
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Over 70 % of the populations in the remote setup are dependent on agriculture as a source of livelihood. Given that the region receives less than 600mm of water, the agricultural produce is insufficient for consumption and for sale. This forces the farmers to migrate to far off cities and work in sub standard conditions. Further, high soil erosion & insufficient infrastructure restrain agriculture productivity
How will this project solve this problem?
With trainings, exposures and demonstrations, the farmers will get a better understanding of the practices that can be adopted to increase productivity and be food secured. Also the new practices will eliminate migration and ensure management of resources in an efficient manner.
Potential Long Term Impact
The farmers will be able to meet the needs of the family and can also gain access to a long term livelihood solution. They can secure their food needs and will not have to leave their families behind in search of work
Total Funding Received to Date: $20,674
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $19,326
Total Funding Goal: $40,000