Sustainable Livelihoods

To address the livelihoods challenges of marginalized people in tribal region and to bring positive change in their lives, manifold interventions at different levels – policy, programs, community and community institutions etc. is required. In this regard to reduce vulnerability of marginalized sections, VAAGDHARA is promoting livelihood improvement and Food and Nutrition security, through Sustainable Integrated Farming System-SIFS, Nutrition Sensitive Farming Systems, Horticulture Development, Watershed Management, Community Lift Irrigation System, Micro Finance and policy advocacy for realization of people’s right to Livelihood with approximately 17,000 farm families.

The organization always brings new innovative techniques and apt scientific technologies with indigenous knowledge to improve the Agriculture productivity. In order to conserve natural resources and sustain traditional practices of tribal’s to provide sustainable means of livelihood to the community; VAAGDHARA conducts analysis and planning of the local resources of community for their optimum utilization.

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VAAGDHARA’s Livelihood Objective and Approach

Address issues pertaining to sustainable natural resources management and livelihood in the target area, with a focus on hunger, food sovereignty and access to safe water leading to better quality of life
  • Promoting and Nurturing Community Based Institutions.
  • Piloting innovative livelihood models.
  • Promoting low cost interventions and use of local raw materials.
  • Promoting appropriate technology with indigenous knowledge.
  • Constructive collaboration with Government and other Mainstream Institutions

“The Future of India lies in its villages”

- Mahatma Gandhi

Sustainable Livelihoods

Vaagdhara always believed in working in collaboration with community. So wherever we grow we works with Community Based Organizations.

  • Self Help Groups
  • Wadi Tukadi
  • Cluster Development Organizations
  • Federations
  • Others (Annapurna, GPNSG, I-Saathi etc.)

September 18, 2016

MoU between Water & agriculture ministries to promote organic farming and sustainable livelihoods

How Vaagdhara sees the signing of MoU between Water & agriculture ministries to promote organic farming and sustainable livelihoods Yesterday, the Union Water Resources Ministry signed […]
February 6, 2016

Screening of “Sacchi Kheti” – 2016

On the 3rd of February at the Hilltop Hotel in Udaipur, Vaagdhara presented its documentary movie Sacchi Kheti. Sacchi Kheti shows the learning, experience and the […]