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2005

Demonstrative project to link ecosystem and livelihood mechanism to counter desertification in Jalihal area of Sangli district of Maharastra (India)

Inde

Titre : Conservation of Indigenous Fodder Species in Kangayam Tract of Erode District (India)

Pays : India

Numéro projet : SGP/GEF/IND/OP3/1/05/MS20

Domaine : Land Degradation

Durée : 2005/2008

Bénéficiaires : Yerala Project Society

Présentation
Yerala Project Society is a registered non-government organization working in the drought prone area of Sangli district since 1976. The major activities of the organization are in the areas of income generation, housing, water harvesting and women’s empowerment. The goal of the project is to arrest migration by reclaiming degraded land and generating livelihoods. The specific objectives of the project are to train 50 women from migrating families for sustainable vegetable cultivation and form women vegetable grower’s groups and to provide alternative source of livelihood to arrest migration through demonstrating agricultural practices by using minimal inputs. The measures will bring 50 acres of land under green cover and stop soil erosion.

Caractéristiques et résultats
All the inputs required for the project is locally available and the ’Jeevan Vahini’ which is the basic infrastructure provided under the project, can work for 15 years without any change or repair. Skills for land preparation, nutrient management and other technical know how is going to be transferred to the SHG members through trainings.
During the first year, first batch of 25 women farmers will install Jeevan Vahini in their farms. Each women farmer will orient other members of her SHG on the use of the Jeevan Vahini, through discussion and exposure visit to her farm at least once a month. This way all the women for the village will know Jeevan Vahini Technique and the process. YPS staff will see that every woman maintains neat record of what she is doing in her farm. At the end of every crop these lady farmers will describe what they gained and lost to all members of their group. This way the technique will be systematically replicated.

Financement
Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 36,265.00
Co-Finanshing Cash : US$ 25,604.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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