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Livelihood enhancement of the small farmers in SAARC region through small scale agro-business focusing on value chain development

Livelihood enhancement of the small farmers in SAARC region through small scale agro-business focusing on value chain development

Duration: 2019- 2020

Study sites : Tamil Nadu and Kerala

Project Contact:  Dr.R.Rengalakshmi,Dr.Manjula M, Mr. R.Seenivasan

Donor: SARRC Development Centre, Bhutan

Project Objectives:  

  • To build the capacity and skill of the small farmers on the value chain of Fruits and Vegetables
  • To increase the participation of small holder women and men at higher end of the value chain and
  • To promote rural entrepreneurship, create job opportunities and  agri-business development

Expected outcomes:  

By 2020, at least 75% of the farmers using the new practices are earning at least 15% more income than under the conventional methods (and none is earning less) Post-harvest losses for selected  vegetables and fruits  reduced by 10 % as a result of new practices