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Building Livelihood Resilience in Small and Marginal Farmers to Combat Hunger in Mahoba

Location: 
Mahoba District, Uttar Pradesh, India
Status: 
Ongoing
Started In: 
2016
Supported By: 
Indo-Global Social Service Society

Submitted by admin on 11 June 2018

The project aims to support the small and marginal farmers of Mahoba in drought adaptation and hunger proofing measures which ultimately results in enhanced resilience capacity against climate change impacts.

GEAG has organized trainings for model farmers and oriented and motivated them to resort to eco-friendly, LEISA, bio-input oriented agriculture. The farmers were given the training for preparing bio-compost, vermicompost, green manure, bio-pesticides, scientific crops, crop rotation, new techniques of irrigation, to make the agriculture climate resilient, least input oriented and finally more profitable. GEAG is also providing weather-agro advisories through Village Resource Centres so that the farmers get alerts to be prepared to deal with the climate change impacts in a better way.

Following are the key impacts of project interventions:

  • Increased adaptive capacities of farmers with resilient farming practices like crop diversification, mixed farming, optimum utilisation of local resources and use of climate services
  • The community led approach has led the farmers to demand Government services and thus, healthy linkages have been established between the community and government institutions
  • The input cost in agriculture has reduced while maintaining the production level
  • Market dependency of farmers has decreased due to locally available quality seeds, local preparation of organic compost, green manuring and bio pesticides