GEAG has been using social media to share its experiences. GEAG is engaged in policy, evidence-based, and rights-based advocacy. As part of rights-based advocacy, GEAG campaigns for small, marginal, and women farmers; women farmers’ rights and interests; and climate change resilience.
Small and marginal farmers comprise about 72 per cent of the agrarian workforce of Uttar Pradesh, but they are a neglected lot. GEAG tries to secure land rights for these farmers, especially women farmers, so that they get their due entitlements.
GEAG has developed models of agriculture which are economically, socially, and ecologically viable and have been advocated with the government from time
to time. GEAG coordinates SAN-UP, a network of NGOs working in sustainable agriculture, and is advocating for building farmers’ resilience to climate change.
GEAG’s efforts pivot on promoting gender equity. To advocate for women farmers’ land and property rights and for recognition as farmers and their overall empowerment, GEAG launched a campaign called Aaroh in all 70 districts of Uttar Pradesh.
In Gorakhpur, many urban poor people earn their livelihoods from the Ramgarh lake, but it is under threat from increasing urbanisation. GEAG’s advocacy prompted the Gorakhpur Municipal Corporation (GMC) to partner with us, draw up a plan to rejuvenate the lake, and mobilise funds from the central government.