Sustainable Agricultural Practices for Empowering Women Farmers: Green Foundation

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More than 80 percent of the women in rural India engage in agriculture for their survival. However, in spite of women forming the backbone of the agricultural rural economy in developing countries, they remain one of the most vulnerable groups of society. Some factors such as lack of access to education and technology and other socio-economic issues have had an adverse impact on the lives of women farmers.

The denudation of natural resources, fluctuating climatic conditions, and sub-division of their land holdings have only added to their woes, leading to a decline in their incomes from agriculture. Moreover, gender disparities in areas of access to inputs, resources, services, technology, and sharing of benefits have compounded the problems of women farmers.

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The case is structured to achieve the following teaching objectives:

  • Analyze the Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP) initiative implemented by GREEN Foundation.
  • Understand the problem related to gender gap in rural India and the strategy of GREEN for empowering women.
  • Understand the socio-economic conditions of the women farmers under which the MKSP program was initiated.
  • Understand the MKSP initiative in promoting sustainable livelihoods of the women engaged in agriculture.
  • Understand the factors that contributed to the success of the MKSP initiative in the Chitradurga and Ramanagara districts in Karnataka.
  • Identify the challenges faced by GREEN while implementing the MKSP initiative.
  • Examine the challenges GREEN could face while scaling up the MKSP initiative to neighboring districts in Karnataka.

About Green Foundation
Green's First Initiatives
Dealing With The Gender Bias
Implementing Mahlia Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana
Associating With Women's Earth Alliance
The Results
Looking Ahead


Genetic Resource, Ecology, Energy, and Nutrition (GREEN) Foundation Gender disparities, Gender equality, Women empowerment, Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana, National Rural Livelihoods Mission, Green Revolution, Sustainable agriculture, Organic farming, Food security, Economic security, Biodiversity conservation, Environmental degradation, Organic India Council, Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations Millennium Development Goals

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