Producer organisations for strengthening livelihood  

We are working with marginal women farmers across geographies. Our livelihood model is comprising with mobilisation, analysis of local resources and skill set, enhances resources and skill sets, development of products, pricing, packaging and people to access or linking with market for sustainable livelihood.

As we know and experiences reveals that small and marginal farmers and artisans as individuals face diverse challenges such as low income, limited or no access to the right inputs, inadequate knowledge of modern  techniques, and a lack of direct and suitable market access, which is hampering the growth and development of the small and marginal farmers. In that context we are promoting the producer organisation and enterprises to unleash the potential of rural communities which include rural farmers, artisans and many more.

In the modern era of start-ups and digital revolution, there are lot of scope for promoting entrepreneurship among rural youth and women. We provide support to youths on trainings, mentoring, networking, seed funding, financial linkages and other needs-based support. This played a game changer for holistic development of the marginal youths and women.

Our interventions are aligned with Sustainable Development Goals 2030 ( SDGs) GOAL 1: No Poverty, GOAL 5: Gender Equality, GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Production Cluster

Social enterprises for addressing social problems

To improve local economy, we need adequate improving market linkages and infrastructure support. Which can be storages, transport and, most important, organizing farmer-producer groups so that people can produce and reach the market in a more coordinated manner. Information symmetry on markets is very critical in all value chain intervention so that people get better realization for their produce.

We believe that important strand is to build the skills of people and help them become entrepreneurs. Marketing linkages and transport can provide work in both immediate, medium and long run as well. Opportunities can be created in villages and small towns to set up local village enterprises. Agro-processing needs medium-level entrepreneurs and required collectivization. It’s difficult for small and marginal farmers to set up an agro-processing unit. Mostly investors don’t want to go to small towns, remote rural areas, because of infrastructure, transport, electricity and perhaps some law-and-order issues. Mostly bank linkages are not happening adequately. So, there is need to investment from philanthropic. Promoting Producer Organizations can be one of the important interventions.

Mobilization and leveraging of bigger processing units downscale their smaller units to towns and villages can have multiple impacts. It will take the urbanization process into smaller towns.  It will help to grow small towns and convert in growth centers. The villages will be better places to live, and it will check distress migration.

Currently we are striving for unleashing the potential of women through promoting enterprises. We have promoted enterprises units where women are engaging in production of spices, pulses, pickle and Apparel, crafts products and agriculture value chain as well. To set up robust farmer-producer institutions which will have capital and the risk-taking ability to set up processing zones. There is need to help from all the government, philanthropic for making it sustainable so that large chunk of rural community can benefit.

Food Products

Women farmers are engaged in production, procurement, processing and packaging of variety of spices (Turmeric, Coriander, Chili, Garam Masala, Fennel, Cumin, Maithi Dana, Black Pepper and Amchoor), Pickles (Mango, Garlic, Chilli, Turmeric, Lisoda and lemon), Lentils, Dairy products, Honey and Mustard oils with new generation packing and marketing with their own Katori™ brand

Artisans Product

Women artisans are engaged in production of garments and craft products and marketing with their own Upaya brand

Artisans Product

Women artisans are engaged in production of garments and craft products and marketing with their own Upaya brand

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