Sustainable Agriculture  Livelihood Training

Sustainable Agriculture Livelihood Training

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The Horticulture Training (HT) wing of APD has trained several people with disabilities. Many of them have been placed in reputed organizations while some are self-employed. Though hard work and sincerity has brought a significant change to the lives and careers of participants, scaling up is still a big challenge.

The development of people with disabilities is considered a part of the overall development of their families and local community. This novel idea takes horticultural and agricultural livelihood opportunities to the homes of people with disabilities where both – the people with disabilities and their family members work towards personal and family development.

Initial field studies have emphasized the need for empowerment among families of people with disabilities in agricultural livelihood. Agriculture and horticulture provide sustainable livelihood opportunities to people in India amidst various other socio-economic problems. By directly training the families of people with disabilities, these practices can be used actively in local farming communities.

Our Objective

Empowering people with disabilities and their families with agricultural and horticultural livelihood practices. And also promoting sustainable agriculture in their region.

Road Map

  • Identification: People with disabilities in the community who are interested in horticulture are identified. Selected candidates and their family members undergo a horticulture orientation program.
  • Baseline study: The agriculture and livelihood of selected panchayats and villages are observed closely. The major problems and scope of suitable livelihood opportunities for people with disabilities are studied.
  • Preparation of a curriculum: A training curriculum based on local problems and opportunities for livelihood is prepared for the people with disabilities.
  • Orientation: The family members of people with disabilities are trained to understand the horticultural/agricultural concepts and confirm their interest and cooperation to work towards the goal of promoting sustainable agriculture in the region.
  • 3-month training period: The identified families of people with disabilities are trained to be confident in practicing self-sustainable agriculture in their own localities.
  • Follow up and support: The trainees are provided adequate support to practice their learning, so they can confidently practice sustainable agricultural livelihood in their own fields.

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