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19th November 2016
Dear All, 

We thank you for your amazing support !

Our Capacity Building work has started. A meeting with farmers at Chamba was held with Mr. Kamal Jain our mentor
Kamal Jain, our mentor, has 20+ years of experience in Rural Livelihood Development Initiatives and has hard core experience of working with marginal farmers in the villages of Madhya Pradesh. He also played a pivotal role in creation of Samarth, one of the most successful Farmer Producer Organisations in Madhya Pradesh which enables the marginalized farmers by channelizing their produces directly to the market. Samarth is running successfully and he continues to guide and support the farmers of M.P. (refer to the youtube link on Samarth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u4lMEoRgyM)
He has reformed the farmer condition in these villages of M.P and it’s a matter of time when with the support from all our donors and contributors we shall be able to reinstate well-being and traditional farming conditions for our farmers in Chamba as well.
Key discussion points with farmers at Chamba
First the case study of Samarth was discussed with these farmers.
The focus group discussions that followed with these farmers, helped in identifying two major issues that require immediate attention - crop damage by wild monkeys and pigs and shortage of water. Another major issue that needs attention in ensuring self sufficiency for these farmers was providing adequate knowledge about the agriculture allied activities like apiculture (honey bee keeping), marketing and packaging of agriculture by products like pumpkin seeds and marketing of non-timber produce, etc.
In an in-depth interview with Rajni, head of mahila mangal dal in Jardhar gaon, provision of low watt fencing as a preventive step to protect crops form wild animals was agreed upon. She explained with pain and sorrow that, “This year I bought seeds worth Rs 1200 but the entire yield was destroyed by the wild animals especially wild monkeys and wild pigs. We have been trying hard to seek help from the government but in vain. Low watt electric fencing can provide a viable solution for dealing with this situation.”
In another interview with Magni Devi, it was revealed how even after spending a sum of Rs 2200 to buy seeds for pea crop this year, she could not get the expected crop yield due to shortage of rainfall. 
As a step ahead, a transect walk was made to their land, in Lounge, in Jardhar gaon and a seasonal diagram of the list of crops grown was made.
Prospective steps agreed upon by these farmers during the meeting are as follows:
  • Provision of low watt fencing as a preventive step to protect crops form wild animals was agreed upon. We are also exploring if a living fence may be implemented
  • The natural sources of  water that have dried up have been identified and a plan to have at least 3 rain water harvesting structures was agreed upon by all 34 farmers.
  • As a step ahead in ensuring livelihood options to supplement their incomes during lean periods from November to April, every year, a list of allied activities was chalked out.
  • As a very first step, apiculture was being agreed upon as the first major activity to be done by farm women.
Dear All, 

We thank you for your amazing support !

Our Capacity Building work has started. A meeting with farmers at Chamba was held with Mr. Kamal Jain our mentor
Kamal Jain, our mentor, has 20+ years of experience in Rural Livelihood Development Initiatives and has hard core experience of working with marginal farmers in the villages of Madhya Pradesh. He also played a pivotal role in creation of Samarth, one of the most successful Farmer Producer Organisations in Madhya Pradesh which enables the marginalized farmers by channelizing their produces directly to the market. Samarth is running successfully and he continues to guide and support the farmers of M.P. (refer to the youtube link on Samarth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u4lMEoRgyM)
He has reformed the farmer condition in these villages of M.P and it’s a matter of time when with the support from all our donors and contributors we shall be able to reinstate well-being and traditional farming conditions for our farmers in Chamba as well.
Key discussion points with farmers at Chamba
First the case study of Samarth was discussed with these farmers.
The focus group discussions that followed with these farmers, helped in identifying two major issues that require immediate attention - crop damage by wild monkeys and pigs and shortage of water. Another major issue that needs attention in ensuring self sufficiency for these farmers was providing adequate knowledge about the agriculture allied activities like apiculture (honey bee keeping), marketing and packaging of agriculture by products like pumpkin seeds and marketing of non-timber produce, etc.
In an in-depth interview with Rajni, head of mahila mangal dal in Jardhar gaon, provision of low watt fencing as a preventive step to protect crops form wild animals was agreed upon. She explained with pain and sorrow that, “This year I bought seeds worth Rs 1200 but the entire yield was destroyed by the wild animals especially wild monkeys and wild pigs. We have been trying hard to seek help from the government but in vain. Low watt electric fencing can provide a viable solution for dealing with this situation.”
In another interview with Magni Devi, it was revealed how even after spending a sum of Rs 2200 to buy seeds for pea crop this year, she could not get the expected crop yield due to shortage of rainfall. 
As a step ahead, a transect walk was made to their land, in Lounge, in Jardhar gaon and a seasonal diagram of the list of crops grown was made.
Prospective steps agreed upon by these farmers during the meeting are as follows:
  • Provision of low watt fencing as a preventive step to protect crops form wild animals was agreed upon. We are also exploring if a living fence may be implemented
  • The natural sources of  water that have dried up have been identified and a plan to have at least 3 rain water harvesting structures was agreed upon by all 34 farmers.
  • As a step ahead in ensuring livelihood options to supplement their incomes during lean periods from November to April, every year, a list of allied activities was chalked out.
  • As a very first step, apiculture was being agreed upon as the first major activity to be done by farm women.
11th November 2016
Dear Supporters, 

It has been over 10 days since we have started this campaign on Milaap. The support has been nothing less than overwhelming. Today we write to you with just request.

You read about us and chose to contribute to this campaign. Today we request you to please share your reason of support us with your network. Tell them why you chose us. Because every time you spread the word about us with your friends and family, we move an inch closer to our goal.

Our farmers sweat it our for us to have great produce. Today, with your help, we at Parirakshan Organica will help them get back on their feet. Donate. Spread the word. Becuase every little support matters. 

Warmly,
Team Parirakshan Organica
Dear Supporters, 

It has been over 10 days since we have started this campaign on Milaap. The support has been nothing less than overwhelming. Today we write to you with just request.

You read about us and chose to contribute to this campaign. Today we request you to please share your reason of support us with your network. Tell them why you chose us. Because every time you spread the word about us with your friends and family, we move an inch closer to our goal.

Our farmers sweat it our for us to have great produce. Today, with your help, we at Parirakshan Organica will help them get back on their feet. Donate. Spread the word. Becuase every little support matters. 

Warmly,
Team Parirakshan Organica