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Introduction of Better Cotton Initiatives (BCI) Programme in Karnataka (India)


Titre : Introduction of Better Cotton Initiatives (BCI) Programme in Karnataka (India)

Pays : Inde

N° projet  : IND/SGP/OP5/Y3/CC/STAR/ 2014/51/HR01

Durée : Start Date : 6/2014 End Date : 12/2015

Résumé du projet
Project goal : To train, motivate and orient the farmers of 20 villages to achieve poison free farms through imparting science based training in organic farming without compromising productivity
Project objectives : • To reduce the use of pesticides by introducing Ecological Agriculture through community participation and particularly with involvement of farmer’s families (women and children). • To build a public opinion and initiative to make the farms of Malwa region pesticide free. • Strengthening the role of women in providing nutritious, healthy, diverse and safe food to their family through organic kitchen gardening. • To ensure the involvement of women in sustainable agriculture through supportive activities. • To create awareness about the harmful effects of pesticides on health and environment in project villages. • To set-up relevant models of Ecological Agriculture without agro-chemicals. • Develop relevant farming systems without poisonous pesticides and without compromising yield per unit land per annum through farmer participatory research. • To build up Master Organic Farmers as resource persons. • To capacity build present organic farmers as trainers in organic farming

Financement :
Grant Amount : US$ 16,937.75
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 26,371.00
Co-Financing in-Kind : US$ 7,020.00

Bénéficiaires  : Action in Community and Training

GEF Small Grants Programme

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