Among small and marginal farmers, livelihood enhancement strategies are effective in addressing food security. This is being achieved by systematizing agricultural production systems and relevantly integrating cropping systems, livestock and fisheries.
Tapping Livelihood Potentials
Depending on the nature of natural resources and socio-economic capacities, a multitude of livelihood options are being introduced to help marginalized communities improve incomes. This is also bringing such communities closer to the national goal of Food Security.
Securing Water For Food
Both access to and optimum utilization of water in rainfed areas is bringing considerable economic relief to single crop dependent farmer; with improvements in production and productivity being recorded.
Natural Assets: A Sustainable Approach
Scientifically planning the utilization of natural resources, while taking due consideration of traditional practices is not only improving livelihoods, but ensuring sustainability of the resource itself.
Adapting To Changing Climates
Climate variability including extreme events is increasing vulnerability across sectors. By adapting to such changes, the risk faced by poor and marginalized communities is being reduced. These risk reduction practices include a combination of traditional practices, as well as scientific developments.
Advocating Better WASH Practices
While, issues being taken up under Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) are evolving with time; we are consistently working with communities to ensure that better practices are accepted and adopted by them.
Various institutions have been created under the Panchayati Raj to expedite processes of development. Capacity building is an important approach to enable them to deliver new found roles and responsibilities.
A multitude of technological solutions are being introduced to mitigate the effects of high carbon emission practices. Training para professionals from amongst the local communities to develop and propagate such practices is essential.
Contributing To Interregional Cooperation
An approach to encourage inter regional cooperation is the transfer of technologies. Cost effective technological solutions are contributing to improvement in livelihoods in particular and overall well being in general.