Jai Nanda devi Swarojgar Shikshan Sansthan (JANDESH)

Project Theme

Small Holder Agriculture & Climate Change

Target Group

Women

Project Period

01 Apr 2014 - 31 Mar 2015

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Introduction

Uttarakhand is one of the poorest and the most climate sensitive mountainous state in India withthree-fourths of its total population dependent on agriculture. The area under cultivation is around 14.5 per cent with majority of the agriculture land is rain fed. There is growing evidence that suggests of observed changes in the temperature and soil moisture content having negative impact on the agricultural production of the state. Since the production greatly depends on favorable weather conditions, mainly on the monsoons interval and sufficiency, erratic monsoon quickly translates into huge crop losses – and subsequently threatens the food security of the people. Nearly half of Uttarakhand population lives below the poverty line with majority of the people located in the hilly Districts prone to climate change compared to the plains. Rural poverty in Uttarakhand is estimated at 40.8%, urban poverty at 36.5% and total poverty at 39.6% (Source: Uttarakhand state perspective plan 2009-2027, Watershed Management Directorate, Dehradun and Annual Administrative Progress Report 2008-2009)

Impact by partner
  • 900 women farmers trained on CRA practices
  • 600 farmers adopted CRA practices
  • 3 seed banks & 3 support centers established
  • 300 farmers have access to agriculture inputs such as seeds, fertilizer, equipments etc.
  • 300 small holders especially women farmers are aware of the provisions of RKVY
  • 100 small holders especially women farmers access the benefits from RKVY scheme.
  • Community based monitoring system is instituted in at 2 of project villages.
  • 7 Farmers field school established
  • 200 women farmers are aware of National Food Security Act (NFSA) provisions
  • 300 women farmers have easy access to fodder
  • 75 women farmers are using improved cooking stove
  • 400 farmers are trained on disaster preparedness