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Building Resilient Communities through Sustainable Agri-based Livelihoods

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Building Resilient Communities through Sustainable Agri-based Livelihoods

Sustainable livelihoods in the agriculture sector, in times of climate change, is a daunting challenge faced by emerging economies like India. The collapse of the agriculture ecosystem would mean collapse of the food system hence it is important for agriculture development in India to be supported through a sustainable approach. An effective investment strategy is to make the farming communities resilient by building their capacity. Using Agriculture Extension to strengthen the communities has shown to greatly improve farmer productivity. There are enough employment and welfare programs run by the Indian government. There is a need to collaborate for last-mile efficiencies.

AVPN members Axis Bank Foundation and Dr. Reddy’s Foundation are working on the same lines for improving the lives of millions of smallholding farmers. Listen to them share their experiences and learnings.

The webinar:

  • Throwed light on key elements of community institutions to ensure community participation and ownership at each stage of agri-based sustainable livelihoods.
  • Throwed light on approaches to work in tandem with the government and national priorities.
  • Shared insights into the use of ‘Agriculture Extension’ in improving agriculture returns for low-income farmers.

References

A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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