Sarita is a widow who lost her husband last year. She lives with her son and his family and they own a two-acre plot of land which is their only source of income. Her family continues to use traditional farming methods due to which its farm productivity is low and it is unable to meet its nutritional requirements. She have been growing wheat and rice for decades and her current annual income is INR 40,000. She needed a ‘margdarshak’ to show them how to adopt sustainable methods and diversify her farming systems.
Swayam Farmer Foundation has reached out to Sarita and now provides training to her family to cultivate vegetables and fruits – from sowing to harvesting to selling. Sarita has decided to grow chillies in the coming season and she hopes to make a profit of INR 2,00,000. She will use that money to make productive investments and grow higher value crops. She hopes to send her grandson to an English medium school next year.
Swayam endeavours to bridge the knowledge gap. It provides critical know-how and interactive learning tools to families like Sarita’s to grow horticulture crops, creating pathways for them to escape poverty forever. We aspire to strengthen last mile information transparency that will lead to a 60% increase in farm productivity.
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