Commitment to Action

A Budding Interest: Organic Farming

Commitment by

The PRASAD Project

In 2012, the PRASAD Project committed to establish and expand several agricultural and community development programs in the Tansa Valley of India. These will promote organic farming techniques as a foundation to provide food security, economic empowerment, and literacy for farmers and their families. The PRASAD Project will provide trainings in organic farming and horticulture to local farmers to address land degradation and soil erosion problems. It will aid in the implementation of an integrated watershed program for better, more sustainable use of water resources, and will implement soil conservation and tree planting programs. It will help farmers and their families access markets to sell food and other agricultural outputs. PRASAD will also provide a series of trainings to community residents that cover literacy, vocational skills, environmental education, social health awareness, and sanitation and solid waste management. Finally, PRASAD will conduct trainings with the support of a number of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) to support the long-term impact and sustainability of these initiatives. Adopting a multifaceted approach recognizes that these issues are interrelated and inextricably linked.

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Commitment

A Budding Interest: Organic Farming

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

4 Years

Estimated Total Value

$50,000

Region

Asia

Countries

INDIA

Commitment by

The PRASAD Project