“Farming is the biggest source of employment in rural areas. NEEW was started with the thought process of syncing women empowerment with natural conservation by creating sustainable livelihood tools for women through promotion of Low Cost Organic Agriculture (LCOA) practices….“
Farming is the biggest source of employment in rural areas. NEEW was started with the thought process of syncing women empowerment with natural conservation by creating sustainable livelihood tools for women through promotion of Low Cost Organic Agriculture (LCOA) practices.
Our journey began in 2013 and emerged from the persistent and the sheer need to address poverty alleviation in India by finding high-return livelihood options for resource poor women. Rural communities heavily rely on agriculture for its economic growth and this is exactly where NEEW fits in. In our model we place our stakeholders ‘women and farmers’ first. We measure our success in our ability to make them prosperous.
Year 2016 has been a landmark year in our journey as our expertise on Low Cost Organic Agriculture practices got recognized in 31 countries of Africa and Asia through inter-governmental organization Afro Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO). Our team of experts visited Namibia, conducted ‘Train the Trainer’ program on ‘Development, Processing, Packaging and Use of Organic Agriculture Inputs in Namibia’ and submitted a detailed report on “Addressing the Challenges of Agriculture Sector Through Low Cost Organic Agriculture in Namibia”. As a result of our interventions in Namibia, NEEW got chosen as a member of “Technical Committee on Promotion of Organic Agriculture In Namibia” with other prestigious Namibian Government bodies as Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Ministry of Urban & Rural Development, Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social welfare, Ministry of Gender Equality and Child welfare and University of Namibia.
I now look forward to another fruitful year with my team and thank our associates and friends for supporting us.
Jeetendra Singh Sevawat
supported by NEEW –
Area Under LCOA
Through Low Cost Organic Agriculture (LCOA) practices we make agriculture more profitable, less investment intensive and less risky, thus empowering the farmer families. At the same time we facilitate capacity building and resource mobilization for promoting women based enterprises of manufacturing organic agriculture inputs and marketing of organic produce, thus empowering them financially.
LCOA practices make agriculture less damaging for the environment and more enriching for the resource base and more conducive for microbial and earthworm activity, thus positively contributing towards overall biodiversity and natural conservation. At the same time it increases the health quotient of the food produced.
By sensitizing farmers as well as agricultural authorities we facilitate policy level interventions for promotion of natural agriculture inputs, and discouraging the use of chemical fertilizers by voicing against the chemical fertilizer subsidies and protection of farmer rights.