28th September 2021: Working with the close vicinity of institutes like Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Indian Institute of Soybean Research (IISR), Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research and local KVKs, and many more, Solidaridad, a global civil society organization with over fifty years of experience in over forty countries, on five continents, through eight independently supervised regional offices in developing solutions is committed to make underprivileged communities more resilient.
Solidaridad facilitates transfer of improved technologies through “Lab to Lands” and use digital tools for better yield, income and nutrition of targeted rural households. Solidaridad through the integrated programme for sustainable development works with around 60000 farmers (100000 ha.) in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan State of India. The programme promotes multipronged approaches to address the key sustainability concerns related to declining agricultural productivity among smallholders, gender, including depletion of natural resources while strengthening and improving the efficiency with-in the value chain.
Dr Suresh Motwani, Program head of Solidaridad said, “We help to promote the crop diversification in soy, vegetables (including tomatoes) and other field crops. A total of 15 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) and more than 200 rural entrepreneurs are supported and strengthened with the objective of facilitating better availability and farmers’ access to quality inputs, seeds, and access to more profitable markets by leveraging economy of scale.”
Solidaridad has strong presence through various field programmes in India. On 29th September in Solidaridad has announced the project “Smart Agri project” and “Good Farming - Good Food” Programme, Launch of Mobile App Solidaridad – TSA 20:20 MEHTA Model Video of Solidaridad – TSA 20:20 MEHTA Model for self-subsistence to enterprise farming.
The key guest from Solidaridad side would be Padma Shri Dr M H Mehta, Trustee, Solidaridad Regional Expertise Centre and Former Vice-Chancellor of Gujarat Agriculture University, Mr Jeroen Douglas, The Executive Director of Solidaridad Network, our Managing Director, Dr Shatadru Chattopadyayay, and Dr Nilay Ranjan, head, Voda CSR Fund. Apart from, many distinguished speakers as well as officials from Government and private sectors would be joining in the event. Mr. Bart De Jong, Consul General, Consulate General of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Mumbai would be the special guest of programme.