Pilot programme for initiating rural women into an enterprise using biomass dryers under aicrp on biomass based tray dryers – Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu

The Small Farmers Agri Business Consortium (SFAC) has identified CIKS as a Resource Institution for the Formation and Strengthening of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) in December 2014. Work of this project is in progress in seven districts of Tamil Nadu – Cuddalore,Thiruvarur, Thanjavur, Kancheepuram Nagapattinam, Thiruvannamalai and Perambalur. In all the seven districts we are…

Promotion of Farmer Producer Organizations in Tamil Nadu – SFAC

The Small Farmers Agri Business Consortium (SFAC) has identified CIKS as a Resource Institution for the Formation and Strengthening of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) in December 2014. Work of this project is in progress in seven districts of Tamil Nadu – Cuddalore,Thiruvarur, Thanjavur, Kancheepuram Nagapattinam, Thiruvannamalai and Perambalur. In all the seven districts we are…

Promotion of Farmer Producer Companies in Tamil Nadu – NABARD POPI Programme

This project is being implemented under the NABARD’s Producer Organization Development Fund (PODF) scheme in Kancheepuram, Dindigul, Thiruvannamalai and Ramanathapuram districts. Ten Farmer Producer Companies are being supported by CIKS through this project. The ten Farmer Producer Companies work with a total of 7278 farmers from more than 120 villages across four districts.

Value Addition and Marketing of Indigenous Rice Variety – Kitchali Samba

This project supported by NABARD under its Farm Section Promotion Fund (FSPF) is in progress in four blocks of Kancheepuram district. Literature and physical survey on the availability of indigenous paddy varieties has been conducted in Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur districts. Seven training programmes on organic cultivation and seed production techniques of indigenous paddy varieties have…

Improving the livelihood and food security of small-holder tribal communities

This project on Improving Livelihood and Food Security of Tribal Communities through WADI Model and Sustainable Agriculture Practices is being implemented in Jawadhu hills of Thiruvannamalai district with the financial support of NABARD. Activities of this project are in progress in nine villages covering 305 beneficiary households and 150 acres in Kovilur panchayat. The two…

Increasing the income level through sustainable agriculture based micro enterprises

Our Centre has implemented four consecutive phases of this programme in Thiruvannamalai, Nagapattinam and Kancheepuram districts of Tamil Nadu with the support of NABARD under their Micro Enterprises Development Programme (MEDP) for matured Self Help Groups (SHGs). Two phases of this programme were implemented in Thiruvannamalai district from February 2012 – June 2013 in Esakulathur,…

Sustainable livelihoods through organic farming in Tamil Nadu

This Jamsetji Tata Trust supported project on ‘Sustainable Livelihoods through Organic Farming in Tamil Nadu’ was implemented in Kancheepuram, Ramanathapuram, Dindigul and Nagapattinam districts from May 2009 onwards. The main objective of the project is to create livelihoods through organic farming for small and marginal farmers in Tamil Nadu and to make agriculture sustainable through…