Eco Village Development- KKS-Agragamee Project

Target group and relevant stakeholders benefiting from the project

The project targets a total population of 1976 with 993 women, and 983 men, constituting 490 households in 10 villages in Tentulikhunti block of Nabarangpur district of Odisha. Among the total households of the project 83 are marginal (16.93%), 268 are small farmers (54.7%) and 24 belong to big farmer category (4.9%). Total land less families are 115 which accounts to (23.47%). The total literacy of the population is 37% against a district average of 46.43, with male literacy of 42.4% against a district average of 57.31 and female literacy is 31.5% against a district average of 35.80.

Within the target group specifically 350 households will be supported for agriculture and livestock based activities to improve their income levels. The project will help the target population increase productivity of their lands, on a sustained and long term basis, through integrated multi-cropping systems comprising of seasonal, rain-fed as well as perennial crops of marginalized families through a composite development of family farms. As a result various government programme will be implemented in the targeted villages and with maximum benefits. Overall the land and water management skills of the target tribal communities will be enhanced. The productivity of crops like finger millet and pulses is proposed to be increased by 60% through targeted crop management practices, seed improvement and pest management. This will result in increasing the nutrition security and family income. Agragamee’s efforts will help target families to improve soil fertility, control erosion, and adopt better techniques for agri-waste recycling and mixed-cropping. These efforts would combine traditional farming practices with present day know how, and also help reclaim degraded land under hilly shifting cultivation areas through sustainable livelihood practices and plantations that will generate income. Both farm and non-farm based activities would help to increase food security and economic self reliance.

 
 
  • Sl.No.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • Total
  • Village Name
  • Bageipadar
  • Chalanmunda
  • Kadamali
  • Kandraguda
  • Kapatsil
  • Lokiguda
  • Talagodi
  • Uppergodi
  • Padaunli
  • Tagapali
  • 10 Villages
  • G.P.
  • Pujariguda
  • Pujariguda
  • Pujariguda
  • Pujariguda
  • Pujariguda
  • Lamtaguda
  • Lamtaguda
  • Lamtaguda
  • Lamtaguda
  • Lamtaguda
  • 2 G.P.’s
  • No. of Household
  • 66
  • 29
  • 30
  • 49
  • 24
  • 40
  • 51
  • 70
  • 59
  • 72
  • 490
 

Result 2: 350 cashew farmer families of 10 villages are mobilized and organised in community based and apex organization for increased income, food security and socio-economic development

Result 3: 350 families use “climate smart” household amenities.

 

Social

The training, capacity building events, exposure, institution building and allied activities will address the equity and gender justice aspects as well as ensure increased access and demand for amenities and benefits with ample scope for participation in decision making.

Through this project several infrastructure will be created like farm ponds, live stock, pump sets, grain bank etc. which will also enhance the skills and capacities of the people. through regular training and awareness programmes, people’s knowledge and capacity enhanced and they will be aware of their entitlements. several options for livelihood enhancement will be given to the people what will help them to take appropriate decisions in the future. once these are in place, we hope that people’s access to financial institutions will improve and they can make use of this in enhancing their livelihoods.

The development interventions will be taken up by Indrabati Mahila Mahasangha. The marketing and business activities will be taken by Farmers’ Producers’ Organisation (FPO) which will be form during the project period in a proper time frame.

Economic

Maintenance fund and income from Agro-Farms, Community Assets and Institutions like Nursery, Grafting work, Training and Processing works. The scope of continued income from the developed sources will also ensure sustainable economic up rise among the beneficiaries. There will be scope for market promotion through Farmers’ Producers’ Organisation, Women Federation that will contribute towards promotion and sustainability of economic ventures, income nursery and family farms will continue as source of income for all the direct beneficiaries with assured scope of income, source for the people associated with that in allied work like packaging, transporting, marketing etc. at village and market level

Environmental

Reduction in felling of foreign plants along with treatment and development of commons will ensure environmental stability of the region. Exploring natural resources in useful manner do have abrupt impact on environment. this will also help in promoting the health of the users as well. prohibition of application of Chemical Fertilizers and Pesticides and promotion of Organic Inputs in the farming practices will ensure environmental sustain ability.

Technical

Local fabrication and simple technology coupled with training of local youths for operation of enterprise, handling the farmers field schools, supporting the community in collection and marketing of forest producers will not only help economically but also technically to the beneficiaries.

Cultural

The Farmer Field School will promote scope of agricultural technology, cropping pattern, management for the farmers. The continued effort in Farmers Field Schools through community support, will sustain this culture supportive act in a well managed manner. Education, awareness generation and participation in technical and associated aspects of Agriculture, Technical Management of Assets and Sharing with Convergence Agents etc will ensure socio-cultural up rise of tribal people to a good extent.