SUSTAINABLE LIFETYLES AND EDUCATION
FARM SCHOOL COMMUNITY
BACKGROUND & RATIONALE
In a climate-constrained world, with constant competition over natural resources, high levels of poverty and hunger, agricultural distress and an expectation to fulfil the growing food demand of over 1.39 billion people: all point to the need for India to urgently adopt wide-scale sustainable agricultural and integrated development practices. Mewat, district Alwar, where the Swechha Farm School is located, is one of the poorest regions of India, where the land is
predominantly barren and the local village community has been largely insulated from mainstream access to health, education and development benefits.
WOMEN FARMERS COLLECTIVE
FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOPS
Over the last year, we’ve been developing this region as a living prototype to promote innovations in sustainable agriculture, community development, livelihood generation, and women empowerment. Our programs are embedded in the engagement with communities of rural Rajasthan and link agriculture with various other human development indices. They are designed to engage the community at large, especially young people to build their resilience and capacities to find long-term solutions to ecological degradation, health, and poverty.
Our program aims to empower and alleviate the poor of the local farming community. We introduce the farmers to profitable agriculture and allied practices/processes/businesses; Educate, empower and impart financial literacy training to women farmers; Build the capacity of farmers for efficient marketing and market linkages; and promote farming as a viable career choice amongst youth.
We are always looking for young and enthusiastic minds that can help us create the change along with being the change. Whatever your passion, we always have opportunities for you along with endless cups of Chai!
SOME OF OUR
“The information I learnt about various markets, rights and opportunities for farmers will definitely help me in the long term .”
“Before this I always said that the farming profession was not for me but this workshop has made me realise with a new approach this might be in my future.”
“Through these interactions have learnt how I can become financially independent. This has been very empowering for me.”