Food Security and Livelihood (FSL)

Food Security and Livelihood (FSL) program strengthens Smallholder farmers’ associations to promote sustainable agriculture practices leading to increased crop production; and Smallholder farmers’ associations create opportunities for saving, lending, and small scale businesses leading to supplementary income.

FSL ensures household food security through sustainable agriculture, increased land under cultivation. 9700 farmers engaged in sustainable farming practices. 1887 acres of fallow land brought under cultivation.

FSL program promoted 270 farmer’s associations, the majority of them women, who were organized as 503 self-help groups, and 15000 women members were engaged in savings.

 

Program Objectives

  • Smallholder farmers’ associations promote sustainable agriculture practices leading to increased crop production.

  • Smallholder farmers’ associations create opportunities for saving, lending, and small-scale businesses leading to supplementary income.

Program Activities

Facilitate Smallholder Farmers’ Associations (SFA) to….,

  • Form associations and enroll members.

  • Formulate bye-laws and create a decision-making structure.

  • Organize regular meetings with proper record keeping.

  • Collaborate with other farmers’ associations to form Boma level federation.

  • Prepare village agriculture and natural resource management plan.

  • Network and lobby with the authorities to support the implementation of their village plan.

  • Promote nutritional food consumption by members.

  • Promote farm producers cooperative to take up the aggregation of produce, value-addition, and marketing

Promote Sustainable Agriculture practices by…,

  • Conservation of soil and water using a watershed approach.

  • Promoting organic and climate-resilient farming practices.

  • Providing access to quality seeds and basic farming tools.

  • Promote micro-irrigation farming opportunities to villages that have access to perennial streams 

Build Capacity of smallholder farmers to…,

  • Form and Manage farmers’ associations and federations.

  • Integrate the Village Saving and Loan Association (VSLAs) model.

  • Develop and manage Micro- Enterprises.

  • Adopt Soil and water conservation techniques in their farming practices.

  • Adopt sustainable farming methods.

  • Adopt climate-resilient agriculture practices.

  • Manage and practice Post-harvest storage methods.

  • Initiate value addition of farm produce and create market linkages.

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