Sustainable Transformation of Agricultural Systems for Enhancing Livelihood Security of Subsistence Farmers in Salyan District
Partnering with community five traditional village in Salyan has been transformed into the Eco-village where women and girls are aware of their rights and are economically empowered to meet their daily needs. Similarly, the programme has played the vital role in advancing the knowledge and skill of women and other farmers in the commercial farming and has promoted the government policy of “One Village One Product” production. From the year 2016 itself, more than 600 members of farmers and women groups have benefitted. By series of activities larger number of farmers and over 35,000 community people from all five working areas has been greatly benefitted through the orientation and capacity building programmes. Communities have now the better understanding of the issues related to children, women’s rights, and women health and have realized the importance of women empowerment and decision making in subsistence forms of livelihood. Most of the children of the child care center have been admitted to school and women have been able to invest their time in income generation activities.
The programme has enhanced household food security, strengthening the grass root organizational network and building the capacity of NGOs/CBOs. WOREC has been successful in organizing women and adolescent girls groups and facilitate the process of animation and empowerment of the member of women and adolescent girls group. Five women federation has been formed and registered in district administration office and has increased their membership to make women economically independent and self-reliance. Among the 11 indicators of the Eco-village, most of the indicators have been met and some of the indicators are in progress to meet. Since the project has been implemented, some of the achievements of the project has been highlighted below-