Empowering Women in Agriculture

mksp5This project on ‘Empowering Women in Agriculture’ funded by MoRD, Govt of India and SD Tata Trust, Mumbai implemented by Northeast Development Consortium (NDC) which is a consortium of NGOs namely Rashtriya Gramin Vikas Nidhi, Guwahati (RGVN), Centre for Microfinance and Livelihoods, Guwahati (CML), Gramya Vikas Mancha, Nalbari (GVM), Grameen Sahara, Chhayagaon and Seven Sisters Development Assistance, Bongaigaon (SeSTA) is funded by Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. Of India and SD Tata Trust, Mumbai.

The project aims to empower 14,000 farmers covering two blocks in each of the seven districts namely Dhemaji, Kamrup (Rural), Barpeta, Nalbari, Baksa, Bongaigaon and Chirang of Assam.

RGVN is implementing the project in Chenga & Barpeta blocks of Barpeta district and Dhemaji block of Dhemaji district with a target of 2000 mahila kisan in Barpeta and 1000 mahila kisan in Dhemaji district.

Field demo on Nursery bed_MKSP_Barpeta

In the district of Barpeta 20 targeted villages were identified, mapped and profiling of 1034 Mahila Kisan done. 14 Women Community Resource Person and 4 Para- Professional were selected and involved in various activities like community mobilization, SHG strengthening, book keeping, hand-holding for SRI practices, multi-cropping, vermin compost making, livestock rearing, homestead garden etc. under the project. 95 SHGs incorporated and 12 Village organization formed and necessary organizational development training provided. 6 batches of training on multi-cropping and Horticulture produce techniques provided, Training to Mahila Kisan provided on SRI, Vermi Compost Making, and livestock rearing. Support for Mahila Kisan were provided for multicropping/horticulture, vermi compost, piggery, duckery and community nursery. 172 weeder provided to the VOs.

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Similarly, in the district of Dhemaji 10 targeted villages were identified, mapped and profiling of 692 Mahila Kisan done. 16 Women Community Resource Person and 4 Para- Professional were selected and involved in various activities like community mobilization, SHG strengthening, book keeping, hand-holding for SRI practices, multi-cropping, vermin compost making, livestock rearing, homestead garden etc under the project. 68 SHGs incorporated and 6 Village organization formed and necessary organizational development training provided. 3 batches of training on multi-cropping and Horticulture produces techniques provided, Training and support to Mahila Kisan provided on SRI, Vermi Compost Making, & pig rearing. 80 Weeders provided to the VOs.

Moreover for technical resources and support, convergence has been established with Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Howly; Veterinary Dept, Barpeta; and Agriculture Office, Barpeta; were involved under the project.

 

Food Security and Livelihood // MKSP Project (March 2014 to February 2017)

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