SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Sustainable Agriculture

This programme aims to alleviate poverty in order to improve their standard of living of small and marginal farmers, landless labourers and women-headed families. It is operational in the State of Maharashtra and the current programme area includes the six distress-ridden areas of the Vidharbha region, including Akola, Amravati, Buldhana, Wardha, Washim and Yavatmal.

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In 2012, Convergence of Agriculture Intervention (CAIM) appointed YUVA as the implementing agency of the project for 32 selected villages at Deoli cluster of Wardha District and Barishtakli cluster of Akola District. The programme focuses on development of resilient production, sustainable and diversified households, on-farm and off-farm livelihoods, allowing households to face production and market risks without falling back into poverty and distress.

  • The key activities undertaken include formation of Village Development Committees, providing trainings, enhancing sustainable agriculture practices like organic farming, seed production, water conservation, preparation of bio-manure and bio-pesticide.
  • Under the CAIM, the by-products are also marketed through the dal mill, dairy unit, goateries.

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