Agriculture-Based Entrepreneurship in Darjeeling, India
600 small-holder farmers from local tribal communities have been trained in agro-entrepreneurship as part of SOCEO’s Sustainable Livelihood Development Program – SLDP and sustainable agricultural practices. To offer the possibility to value-add the women’s produce, mechanical units for processing of harvest were installed in two locations. They can be accessed by the beneficiaries and beyond by the local community. To improve the market access of the farmers, the women were connected to an e-commerce platform so that they can sell their products also in more distant markets.
The project is supported by Lemonaid & Charitea e.V.. SOCEO has designed the project, conducted the Baseline Study and is implementing SLDP.
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