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One crore fund for farmers

Which organization will the money be directed to?Center For Sustainable Agriculture , a not profit organization registered in India with FCRA status. CSA has been working extensively across different states in India and providing both long term and short term solutions. 

A one pager explaining the various initiatives that will be supported as part of this fund raising campaign
For the big question - where and how would this money be used?
  • To establish farmer helplines - The below chart was prepared by Rythu Swarajya Vedika (our ground partners). The idea is to establish similar helplines in other areas.
  • To help form farmer cooperatives 
  • To help create Farmer Producer organizations
  • To ear mark 30-40% of the funds raised for helping farmers in distress
  • To invest in programs, campaigns to reach out to farmers to help educate and organize them to adopt non pesticide management and organic/natural farming
The focus will be in the states of Andhra, Telangana, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu given our reach in those states. This section will be updated as we are able to crystallize this information further. 

An 8 year old's letter titled "A farmers difficult life" perfectly captures the harsh reality of the farmers and their crisis

"A farmer doesn’t have enough of water, sunlight, big farming land, money, seeds, fertilizer and things. Sometimes a drought hits. Not enough water, but too much sunlight. 

Sometimes a farmer didn’t have enough money to buy seeds to grow crops. How will they grow the crops? When the crops do grow the farmer will take the to the market but half way through the plants are half destroyed. They walk for nothing, something or they might succeed. We have to help farmers in India. 

I grew 1 bean and it took work and patience. Farmers do so much work. We should put our heads together and do our part. We all need food so help the farmers.

Message: Help is on the way" 

The letter ends on a positive note that help is on the way. This is exactly the intent behind this effort. To create a 1 crore fund to serve the needs of farmers in distress.

We have a solid network of volunteers, NGO's on the ground across the different states in India and through them we intend to reach out to the farmers, identify those in distress and be proactive in our approach to offer help.

Such an intervention will allow us to avoid the situations that push the farmers into a further deepening crisis.

So can you please join in this effort
  • Donate just $10 or Rs 1000
  • Donate $20 or Rs 2000
  • Get at least 10 of your friends to do the same and set a personal goal of Rs 20,000
  • Take personal responsibility to see that we reach the goal of 1 crore
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18th October 2017
Dear Friend,

Thank you for your patience and support.

Program I

We are delighted to announce the beginning of Kisan Mithra Fellowship program, a 14 day training program on topics including sustainable farming  help the farmers on various topics from agro-ecological approaches to running farmer field schools to train farmers, to problem diagnosis and suggesting solutions, to organising farmer cooperatives, building forward and backward linkages, running Kisan business schools to train the farmers and farmer cooperative leaders.

As part of this program, almost 15 farmers from different states will be participating. The cost of the training (which includes boarding, lodging for 14 days and the travel expenses) is Rs 20,000. So a total of 3 lakhs will be spent towards this.

Program II

Provide financial assistance to Sahaja Aharam (sahajaaharam.in) to procure farm produce, which includes cereals, pulses, oil seeds, spices, sweetner and others, via farmer cooperatives and maximing their profits. 


Subsequent updates will be posted accordingly. In the meanwhile, should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

cheers
Suresh

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Anonymous donated $100

Wish this campaign achieves the goal planned.

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Shiva donated $25
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Ramakrishna donated $30

Good initiative!

Srikanth
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