Livelihood Security : Overview

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The focus of Livelihood Security for last year has been supporting grassroots organisations for institution building and furthering the scope of promoting livelihoods of small and marginal producers through enhancing agriculture and forest based livelihood intervention and value chain development. The partner organizations are addressing livelihood security through community mobilization, input facilitation along with locally suitable practices and technology, skill building and facilitating linkages with various stakeholders. Geographical focus for Livelihood Security Programme has been on the Eastern, Central and North-eastern Indian states which are Assam, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Bihar. The organisations which are supported by NFI are, Health and Development Initiative (Odisha), CarmDaksh (Chhattisgarh), Mahila Vikas Samiti (Bihar), Sri Ram Krishan Sharda Math and Mission (Jharkhand), NERSWN (Assam), Samarpan (Bihar). This entails a range of intervention which focuses on building capacities of organisations and community to attain food security at households and community level and enhancing income for sustainable livelihoods.

Supporting and nurturing organisations to implement activities to ensure food security and enhance income through crop intensification and diversification.
Capacity building of partner organisations to undertake and manage market-led livelihood intervention with small and marginal producers around paddy, tomato, potato and herbal medicines.
Building linkages with resource agencies such as government departments, training institutions, financial institutions for resource maximization and sustenance of the projects.

Programme Officer: Gitanjali Das (

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