Project title: “Improving smallholders” livelihoods through agriculture and allied intervention in 10 villages of Nalbari district of Assam
Supporting agency : The Hans Foundation & National Foundation for India
Project Area : Dist: Nalbari, Development Block: Barigog Banbhag Total Village: 10 nos. Hahdali, Naherbari, No.4 Balitara, Nagon, Rangafali, Barajol, Pub Barsiral, Bhadra Bangal, Bangaon, Sonkuriha.
Project duration : Four Years
Sanction Amount : 30,23,600/- ( For one Year)
Targeted beneficiary : 550 nos. form SC, ST, OBC Community
To improve annual income of 1400 targeted tribal and marginalized families by Rs.20, 000/- through strengthening of agriculture and allied livelihoods.
To promote and strengthen 50 nos. Community Based Organizations (SHGs, cluster organization/ Producer Groups etc.) to ensure sustainability.
To reduce input cost by at least 40% in paddy cultivation among targeted farmers within four years.
To promote paddy and vegetables cultivation adopting SRI method in at least 600 acres of Agricultural land (average 0.5 acres per farmer) and ensure extension of SRI field by average 10% within four years.
To ensure sustainable food security and viable livelihood opportunity among 1400 targeted families within four years.
To empower targeted farmers for accessing ensured market and services from formal service providers within four years.
Khariff and Rabi planning for crop-intensification and diversification.
Enhancing Paddy production
Cultivation of vegetables at commercial scale
Vermi-compost/ organic farming
Increasing access to irrigation by installation of small irrigation machinery
Supporting hybrid activities suitable at local context
Forming and strengthening SHG
Capacity building of Community Resource Person
Building linkages with resource agencies