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  project name ~ MA_2011_GroundnutFed_CCD_CA

category ~ Livelihood Generation

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

MA_2011_GroundnutFed_CCD_CA

  NGO

 

The Covenant Center For Development

  Category

 

Livelihood Generation

  District

 

Virudhunagar

  State

 

Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 330000

 

  Year Approved

 

2012

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

Shyam Sivakumar
Karthik Suryanarayanan

 

Boston
Bay Area
Anti Corruption Team

 

  Caption

 

 

Azhagar (CCD person in charge of groundnut federation) : leftmost
Jayaram (AID Jeevansaathi): second from left
Muthu (CCD head) : sixth from left
Rest: Groundnut farmers in Sevayur

 

  Summary

 

 

Groundnut federation is a collective of small and marginal farmers with the main objective of increasing their agricultural income. This is done by taking services that are most useful to the farmers.
There are two components so far:
- offer groundnut shelling and seed storage as the first service. This consists of procuring the harvested groundnut from farmers, cleaning and shelling it to seeds, testing and packaging the seeds per germination quality, storing them and selling them back to farmers.

-Build the federations capacity through farmer meetings and hold training sessions in various components of agriculture like usage of bio-pesticides, organic practices etc at these meetings.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

2011: - Reached 94 farmers in 8 villages - Germination tests showed federation seeds (87%) were superior to open market seeds (65%) 2012: - Started 12 farmer groups and conducted training sessions on bio-pesticides

 

  Goals

 

 

Long-term goal: Impact 1500 small and marginal farmers in 25 villages around sevayur village of Virudhunagar district, Tamil Nadu over the next 3 years. Near-term goal: The first year goal is to increase the net profit of 350 small and marginal groundnut farmers in these 25 villages through collective business and community activities.

 
 

  


 
 
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