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  project name ~ MA_2011_GroundnutFed_CCD_CA

category ~ Livelihood Generation




  Project Name





The Covenant Center For Development



Livelihood Generation






Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved


Rs 330000


  Year Approved







1   2  

  Chapter Coordinators


Shyam Sivakumar
Karthik Suryanarayanan


Bay Area
Anti Corruption Team





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





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.





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





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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