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NEWS & EVENTS

NEWS & EVENTS

NEWS

Hostel level training on vermin compost making

2018-05-28 10:56:37:
Hostel level training on vermin compost making As part of the project on promotion of Food security and organic farming at hostels under the Archdiocese of Guwahati, training on vermin compost making was conducted for the children at every target hostel. The children were taught on how to make a vermin compost chamber, the process on how to initiate vermin compos, its usage as a manure.

Promotion of Medicinal garden in Schools

2018-05-28 10:54:46:
Promotion of Medicinal garden in Schools As part of the promotion of traditional medicine practices, medicinal gardens are being set up at village level and in local schools under the FARM Northeast Project. The gardens are becoming source of inspiration for the villagers, children to know more on the medicinal value of different natural herbs.

Promotion of traditional vegetables and paddy SEED BANKS

2018-05-28 10:49:40:
Promotion of traditional vegetables and paddy SEED BANKS As an important intervention on seed preservation among the farming community under the FARM Northeast Project, seed banks of local vegetables and paddy is being set up in the target villages. The farmers collect the seeds of different vegetables and paddy from the villagers and store it in a specifically arranged room where seeds can be preserved. The seeds are again distributed to the farmers on need basis with the assurance of returning the same on a specific period. Lead farmers are entrusted with the responsibility of the maintenance of the seed banks.

Training on scientific pig rearing

2017-09-08 09:21:13:
7 members of the Producer Organisation on Pig husbandry, Baksa District, promoted by GGSS and supported by NABARD, participated in the 6 days training on scientific pig rearing organised by Dept of Animal husbandry, Assam at the District Veterinary Hospital, Kumarikatta, Baksa District.

Distribution of Seeds, Seedlings and Seasonal Farming Calendar

2017-08-11 11:29:31:
Distribution of seeds, seedling and Seasonal Farming Calendar to 12 target hostels for monsoon season cultivation: Seeds and seedlings for vegetable cultivation for the monsoon season as well as farming calendars are distributed among the 12 target hostels under the project on food security in hostels supported by KMW, Germany. Various vegetables are cultivated in the hostel premises and being consumed by the hostel children during their meals. The target children and the Farm support staff refer the seasonal vegetable farming calendar to know more on the cultivation process of various vegetables.

IGA support for Differently Able Persons

2017-08-11 11:13:46:
Income Generation Activity (IGA) support for Differently Able Persons (DAPs) , Nagaon District: Twelve (12) Differently Able Persons (9 children and 2 adults) and their family members from the project operational villages under the project on Integrated Development of the Rural Tribal of Nagaon District, supported by Manos Unidas were trained on development of viable Income Generation Activities such as pig and goat rearing. GGSS distributed 2 pigs each to the identified DAPs and the families of the DAPs started rearing Pigs to find additional income to manage the daily needs of the DAPs.

FARM Northeast, Phase II - Launching

2016-11-07 17:26:46:
The 2nd phase of the FARM (Facilitating Agriculture Regeneration Measures) Northeast Project, supported by Caritas India was officially launched on 1st November 2016 at Talani Village, Dhupguri GP, Kamrup Metro District. The event marked with the presence of Sri. Bipul Das, ADO, Dept. of Agriculture,representatives from the target GPs and Caritas India Northeast Zonal Office, villagers, school children etc. During the occasion as a symbol of initiating the Project planted tree saplings by the Chief Guest and Guests of honors. The 2nd Phase of the Project is implemented in 16 villages under Demoria Development Block, Kamrup Metro District for a three years period towards empowering the targeted farmers to bring in sustainable agriculture practices and solutions to common village issues and problems by promoting traditional knowledge and advanced technologies through People Led Development Approach/Actions.


EVENTS

Training on Finance Management for SHG Federation Leaders

2018-05-28 10:58:17:
Training on Finance Management for SHG Federation Leaders A three days training on finance management was organized for the women SHG federation leaders under the project on Women ??? Led Community Empowerment and Development Programmes (WCEDP), supported by Caritas France. The sessions included how to initiate and manage inter loaning/revolving fund system as well as the process on maintaining daily accounts and managing IGAs.

Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) for AGCs

2018-05-28 10:52:18:
Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) for AGCs A 3 days EDP training was organised for the AGC members under the STEAD project towards equipping them to run various Income Generation Activities (IGA) such as Phenol making, cloth painting, livestock rearing, vegetable kitchen garden etc. The girls are supported to initiate group/Individual wise IGAs to instil the habit of engaging in meaningful activities to earn money and improve their living conditions.

Exposure programme for Hostel Children

2018-05-28 11:01:44:
The hostel children from Christ Jyoti School, Silchang and St. Patrick School, Sonapur visited the R& D Centre of NEDFI at Khetri and an organic farm at Khetri, Kamrup Metro District. The Exposure programme was organised with the intention of providing the target children opportunity for practical learning from visiting the farming related agencies and the farms.

Malaria Detection Camps

2017-09-08 09:18:58:
Malaria detection camps are conducted to identify the malaria cases at early as possible and ensure the proper medication in the 46 CURE Project target Villages. Health Supervisors from the HFCs conducted the detection camps at the OPD clinics and ASHAs conveyed the messages to the villagers during their family visits. The Project team refer the malaria positive cases to the PHCs and Hospitals for further treatment.

Initiation of Trolley based agri- product marketing

2017-09-08 09:23:19:
A women farmers??? group from one of the FARM project villages initiated trolley-based agri-product marketing on weekly basis. During weekends the women gather together, collect vegetables and fruits from the villagers and sell in the local markets.

Training on Business development for the WPO Directors

2017-08-10 17:33:03:
As part of the project implementation on Promotion of Farmers Producer organisation on Pig husbandry, in Tamulpur Block, Baksa District of Assam with the support of NABARD , organised a training on Business development facilitated by the Resource Support Agency( RSA) appointed by NABARD. The WPO Directors were oriented on how to develop a business plan , various marketing strategies to gain better income out of the enterprise.

Participation in SHG Exhibition

2017-08-10 17:36:19:
GGSS promoted Kalyani SHG from Baksa District, participated in the three-day (17th -19th March 2017) state-level exhibition-cum-sale of SHG products at Maniram Dewan Trade Centre, Guwahati organised by Assam Gramin Vikash Bank (AGVB), in association with NABARD. The SHG sold various products like; pickle, vegetable, handicrafts, herbal medicines, traditional dress items and gained Rs 4000/- income.