Sustainable Livelihood

Farming is considered a non-remunerative activity by the majority of farmers who are small or marginalized landholders. Inefficient resource-utilization, land degradation and over dependence on rain-fed agriculture worsens the situation.

Small farmers face additional challenges of poor access to affordable and good quality inputs; lack of technical know-how to improve productivity; weak institutional linkages; lack of affordable credit and lack of transportation and storage facilities leading to post-harvest losses and distress sales. There are limited opportunities for non-farm livelihoods as well. ...SES has adopted a comprehensive approach of sustainable farming with local non-farm livelihood activities like Poultry and Goatry with a focus towards livelihood generation and productivity. These initiatives are undertaken in an inclusive, participatory manner to create and strengthen community-level institutions.
We promote climate resilient agriculture systems for resource-use efficiency and higher yields, farmer aggregation and credit and market linkages; building capacities and enabling access to government schemes and services.