Farmers Club

Farmers’ Clubs

fcAnother novel concept promoted by Ekalavya Foundation in villages with the help of NABARD is ‘Farmers Clubs’. Under this program farmers are organized to share knowledge, save money in groups, lend money to needy farmer club members, maintain seed bank of various seeds etc. Till today 72 clubs in Adilabad dist, 15 clubs in Nagarkurnool dist and 5 clubs in Kadapa dist. are formed. Farmers clubs give villagers power to market their farm produce profitably, procure seeds at a better price, and helps villagers to free from the clutches of money lenders. Farmers clubs herald a new era of cooperative social living.

 

farmers-clubs-w800 Farmers clubs  meet once in a month and Ekalavya foundation  helps them with various training like accounts, maintaining, saving, documentation etc . In the beginning of a club a Base Level Orientation Training Program (BLOTP) will be conducted. In the regular meeting Ekalavya will arrange Meetings with Experts on various subjects. The clubs will depute sub committees like, Health, Education, Agriculture, Governance and Women, with members as per their interest and capacities. The sub committees will look into concerned issues and report to the Club in meeting.

  • EF motivated 8500 farmers in forming 150 farmer groups for the welfare and economic development of farmers.
  • Saving of 1-4 lack/annum per group resulted in formation of 9 mutually Aided Cooperative Societies (MACS) and 2 farmer’s federation groups.
  • Loan management among farmer groups.
  • Construction of godown’s for storage of end products and marketing of cotton seeds and soybean.
  • A custom hiring center containing agriculture implements.
  • EF in collaboration with Indian Institute of Oil seeds Research-IIOR cultivated safflower oilseeds in 150 acres benefitted 150 tribal farmers in Adilabad district.

Ekalavya Center for Organic Agriculture Research & Training

  • An education project in support of underprivileged kids from slums.
  • 64 tutoring centers and more than 2500 students in Hyderabad, Kadapa, Tirupathi areas.

Farmers Training center

  • 100 Acre land in Gingurthy- Being developed as an institution of par excellence for farmer’s prosperity.
  • Research & Development on various organic practices.
  • Residential Training centre for farmers to have firsthand experience on organic farming.
  • Trainings on preparation of farm inputs, seed treatment, Pest management and practicing intercropping system etc.
  • Demonstration of Rain water conservation practices.
  • Agro Tourist destination

Farmers’ Clubs

farmer-clubAnother novel concept promoted by Ekalavya Foundation in villages with the help of NABARD is ‘Farmers Clubs’. Under this program farmers are organized to share knowledge, save money in groups, lend money to needy farmer club members, maintain seed bank of various seeds etc. Till today 72 clubs in Adilabad dist, 15 clubs in Nagarkurnool dist and 5 clubs in Kadapa dist. are formed. Farmers clubs give villagers power to market their farm produce profitably, procure seeds at a better price, and helps villagers to free from the clutches of money lenders. Farmers clubs herald a new era of cooperative social living.

 

fc Farmers clubs  meet once in a month and Ekalavya foundation  helps them with various training like accounts, maintaining, saving, documentation etc . In the beginning of a club a Base Level Orientation Training Program (BLOTP) will be conducted. In the regular meeting Ekalavya will arrange Meetings with Experts on various subjects. The clubs will depute sub committees like, Health, Education, Agriculture, Governance and Women, with members as per their interest and capacities. The sub committees will look into concerned issues and report to the Club in meeting.

  • EF motivated 8500 farmers in forming 150 farmer groups for the welfare and economic development of farmers.
  • Saving of 1-4 lack/annum per group resulted in formation of 9 mutually Aided Cooperative Societies (MACS) and 2 farmer’s federation groups.
  • Loan management among farmer groups.
  • Construction of godown’s for storage of end products and marketing of cotton seeds and soybean.
  • A custom hiring center containing agriculture implements.
  • EF in collaboration with Indian Institute of Oil seeds Research-IIOR cultivated safflower oilseeds in 150 acres benefitted 150 tribal farmers in Adilabad district.

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