Kendur is a village struck by drought, but full of people who never give up. With Action for Agricultural Renewal in Maharashtra (AFARM) they constructed 5 cement bunds and dug 7 farm ponds in various location in the village.They formed water-user groups and learnt all about efficient management of existing water bodies. They understood how much irrigation was assured and grew onion, brinjal, fenugreek, coriander, spinach and horticulture crops like jamun, guava, pomegranate, mango, chikoo, lemon and custard apple, bringing regular incomes for themselves.
Why I am fundraising?As Kendur has demonstrated, it is possible to help small and marginal farmers overcome the impacts of climate change through setting up replicable models of drought prevention and climate change adaptation.
AFARM has developed short-term emergency relief plans and long term drought prevention and climate change adaptation plans to be implemented in Beed and Solapur by local network member agencies under the overall management & technical support of AFARM.
AFARM is working on recharging existing local water bodies through de-silting and replenishing. Where necessary, protective bunds will be built to prevent water waste. The infrastructure will be supplemented by training and effective water management resources for the local stakeholders.