Support Doubling Farmers’ Income by Skilling Rural Women on New Technologies

Our Target: 100 rural women

Seventy per cent of India’s farmers are small landholders and they constitute more than 50% of India’s poor population*. Economic poverty drives them to distress migration, low investment in the education and health of their children, and complete surrender to circumstances.

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PRADAN has been working with women farmers for 35 years, skilling them with new technologies to enhance their income. It is working with more than 2,00,000 farmers to double their income through both farm and non-farm-based interventions. The National Small-holder Poultry Development Trust (NSPDT), promoted by PRADAN, supports 10,441 women poultry farmers, across 20 cooperatives, reaching a cumulative turnover of Rs 3.6 billion. PRADAN has also developed one of the largest organised tasar silk production houses—Tasar Development Foundation (TDF), which works with 13,000 farmers rearing the seed cocoons needed to make tasar silk.

Your contribution will support woman farmers for three agriculture seasons to learn new techniques, scale up the cash crop, establish market linkages and, thereby, double their income.

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Vegetable Entrepreneur “Kumhari Bai”

Village Debgaon, Block: Narharpur, Uttar Bastar Kanker District, Chhattisgarh

Farmers like Kumari Bai in Kanker district are dependent on marginal agriculture and allied activities, that generates, however, low income and stagnant productivity. Diversification, intensification and stabilization of agriculture are the core challenges of livelihoods promotion in the district.

In 2012, PRADAN introduced the System of Root Intensification, trellis-based creeper cultivation and mixed multi-tier cropping in Debgaon village, Chhattisgarh. Through rigorous training and engagement, women farmers became skilled in new agricultural practices. Kumari Bai has not only adopted these new practices, leading to increased productivity of vegetable crops, but is now also model micro-entrepreneurs, who access markets to sell vegetables. In the last four years, Kumari Bai has sold, on an average, Rs 35,000 worth of vegetables every year. With an input cost of just Rs 5,000, this is a net incremental income of Rs 25,000 every year.

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We need $52 per family for complete training of 3 seasons.

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Emily Hubbard $15.00 December 02, 2020
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