KNH Community Farm

Vrutti is currently implementing a project Integrated Farming and Eco-friendly Agriculture for Economic and Environmental Security for Children and Marginal Communities. The project purpose is to develop a Community-led Resource Centre for Integrated and Sustainable Farming in Coastal Eco-System in Tamil Nadu. The project components include developing a community farm with organic agricultural practices which will have demonstration units and commercially viable enterprises. The project will organize trainings for children, youth, women from Nagapattinam District and staff and community leaders from Child Focused Child Development (CFCD) Projects and Children Movement for Climate Justice (CMCJ) Projects of KNH.

The project has community outreach and will mobilize communities in the locality. These communities will be trained in various aspects of organic agriculture, farm management and their institutions strengthened to take over and manage the farm after the project period. The project extends credit to communities to start enterprises in agriculture and allied activities including credit for purchase of milch animals. The project partners with St. Joseph’s Development Trust for community outreach. The project has support from CIKS and SOFA in managing the community farm.

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Highlights
Locations
Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu
Partners
Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems and Sirkazhi Organic Farmers Association
Donor
Kindernothilfe (KNH)
Objective
To create an enterprise that will generate employment;
To provide knowledge inputs on sustainable farming to the surrounding communities
Vrutti's Role
Manage the strategies, business plans, capacities, and systems of the Community Farm to ensure that the objectives are met.
Scope
46 acres
Vrutti's Strategy
Collaborative Actions for Scale Implementation