Agricultural transition in India

Potatoe harvesting by an indian woman

Ensuring food security and diversifying income through agricultural transition

Traditional farming practices are no longer suitable

Families of small farmers have to adapt their traditional farming practices. They are too intensive in water consumption and the crops harvested are no longer suitable with the changing climate. We guide these families through a transition to more profitable agricultural methods, adequate with environmental conditions .

The populations we work with are mainly from lower castes. Thanks to our help, they have easier access to equipment and training. Storage and better use of water are possible thanks to the wells, harvesting ponds and irrigation systems that we build with the villagers.

Their participation in these tasks is essential to ensure their involvement in the changes we are proposing
indian man in his vegetable garden

Strengthen beneficiaries’ agricultural skills

Simplifying access to resources is not enough. Our goal is to train farmers to reduce the use of resources by adapting agricultural practices to the changing environment. This implies eliminating resource intensive crops and diversifying agricultural production for greater security. For example, villagers located in the driest areas are encouraged to limit rice production to their own consumption, and develop the creation of orchards and diversified gardens.

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Poultry farming for a diversified diet and increased income

indian woman in her chicken coopWe installed chicken coops for several Indian families involved in our projects. In collaboration with the government agricultural science center, they received trainings on poultry care, especially in periods of extreme heat (up to 50 ° C). The most common diseases and risks were described and the remedies explained.

This activity is not very time-consuming and is among the most appreciated by the beneficiaries. It provides financial security and food diversification. The families were even able to sell part of their production. Ram Sawar from Ajadpurva village earned € 73 in the first 5 months of poultry farming. This equals to 2 months of extra salary. All of our actions are aimed at empowering people and it is with great joy that we have seen poultry farming upgrade the villagers’ quality of life. The following year, some bought chicks to expand or undertake this activity.

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