Farming is largely subsistence-based due to poor land and cropping practices. The land is very steep and prone to landslides and erosion. Farmers rely on mono-cropping, limiting vegetable and fruit cultivation. Agriculture is overly dependent on chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Most men migrate to the city in search of work. This places the burden of agriculture work and providing for the family on women.
Formation of women's self-help groups. Training on sustainable agriculture. The trained farmers will practice sustainable agriculture on their own farm and act as facilitators for other farmers. Material support in the form of seeds and seedlings.
Help strengthen the organizational base of 75 women, improve financial situation, preserve and rejuvenate their limited natural resources and ensure sustainable production of vegetable and fodder to meet own need and generate surplus for income.
Project Leader: Balu Iyer Asia Program Director, IDEX San Francisco,
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