Agriculture plays a vital role in ensuring food security for nations, including India. CGI has partnered with Ekalavya Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO), to support tribal women farmers in remote areas of Adilabad district in Telangana, India to convert existing farmland into organic farms.
As consumers are becoming more conscious of the food they eat, there has been a shift in the way farmers produce food in their agricultural fields. In the deep interior regions of the country, rural farmers require support in modern methods of organic farming practices to increase their yield as well as take their organic produce to the market.
Adilabad is a drought-prone region with hilly topography, leading to high rainwater run-off. As part of natural or organic farming, our partner NGO has been promoting and implementing watershed and agricultural developmental projects to support local farmers. So far , 59 women farmers have been trained to understand and learn about natural farming practices such as land preparation, seed selection, pest control, and organic fertilizers. To provide practical support to the farmers, our partner NGO has also facilitated advisory services with local agricultural department officials and domain experts. Currently, nearly 61 acres of farmland are in the process of being converted to an organic farm.
Uplifting the communities where we live and work and supporting the environment are our top priorities. Contributing to the sustainable development goals adopted by the United Nations, we are helping enable climate-resilient food production through this initiative while supporting marginalized tribal women farmers.