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Krishi Samarthya

Belgaum Diocesan Social Service Society (BDSSS) works with its partner Save Indian Farmers (SIF) on this project. The proposed project envisages establishing an ecosystem for small-time farmers to practice agriculture in a chemical and fertilizer free attitude and aptitude adhering to the norms of sustainable agriculture. Our goal is to enable Community Empowerment through sustainable climate adoptive agriculture, enhanced economic conditions and leveraging of rights and entitlements.

The project is implemented at 15 villages in 4 Gram Panchayats of Alnavar Taluka of Dharwad District of Karnataka state. Out of Baseline Data, the intervention directly supports 90 farmers in the pilot phase. The villages/settlements covered by the intervention are predominantly inhabited by backward classes including tribal and Dalits (backward communities which were once considered untouchables). Scheduled Castes and tribes, lower caste Goulis constitute the majority of participant population of the 4 Gram Panchayats. Apart from the demographic composition, the economic standing of the community also assumes significance. 1500 Families of total population belongs to Below Poverty Line (BPL) and therefore, belongs at the bottom of the social pyramid.