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Survival Strategy-Alternative Agriculture System (India)


Titre : Survival Strategy-Alternative Agriculture System (India)

Pays : Inde

Numéro projet : SGP/GEF/IND/OP2/02/MS06

Domaine : SGP/GEF/IND/OP2/02/MS06

Durée : 3/2002 - 8/2003

Bénéficiaire : Institute of Rural Credit And Entrepreneurship Development

Eastern part of the Sangli District is a remote, undulated, drought prone area and people’s livelihood base was stressed through recurring risks of high credit rates, poor infrastructure facilities, poor availability of right types of seeds and lack of access of resources by people from government schemes. Due to Green Revolution effect, people had been led to believe in the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides to increase productivity. Gradually people had lost faith in agriculture due to high expenditure on buying chemical fertilizers and pesticides, low yields, improper information about the usage and low rainfall. The farmers were taking agriculture as secondary occupation, leading to large-scale migration and small farmers in order to set off losses indulged into working for rich farmers for lower payments.

The project fell under the Land Development focal area to promote organic farming methodologies in 5 villages of drought prone area of Sangli district. The aim of the project was to create awareness and motivate the farmers for adoption of indigenous organic farming techniques, leading to better profitability and soil-productivity by introducing various simple methods like vermi-composting, bio-degradable farming waste, NADEP, organic compost, slurry making, etc. Also, it incorporated introduction of simple, low-cost farmer-friendly practices, i.e. green-manuring, seed priming-germination practices, supportive irrigation facilities like drip/pot irrigation, contour bunding, trenching and enhancing ground water recharge and conservation of soil losses

Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 16,642.00
Co-Finanshing Cash : US$ 2,560.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 2,849.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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