1.Promotions of livelihood: (Transforming Lives)

Farm, off farm livelihoods in rural and urban areas

BI focuses on stabilizing and promoting existing livelihoods portfolio of the poor through its three pillars –

‘vulnerability reduction’ and ‘livelihoods enhancement’ through deepening/enhancing and expanding existing livelihoods options and tapping new opportunities in farm and non-farm sectors;

‘marketing Linkages’ and

‘enterprises’ – nurturing self-employed and entrepreneurs (for micro-enterprises).

Its key elements include –

  • Focus on inclusion of the poorest of poor
  • Community Managed Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture practices.
  • Support to various strategies and ways of reducing drudgery of Mahila Kisans.
  • Supporting institutions around agriculture and allied activities to strengthen livelihoods of the poor.
  • Developing a wide pool of community practitioners (CRPs) to ensure participatory service delivery and country wide scale up of best practices.

2.Technical support services:

(ICT and technological applications) Through NP2 Technology Solution Our IT Hub.

Small-scale farmers have no access to basic inputs and services, such as seeds, fertilizer, machinery services, market information and credit. They lack the farming and business skills to manage their farms and market their products. The BI helps them overcome these and other constraints.

To raise household incomes and alleviate poverty the project focuses on agricultural productivity, profitability, incentives framework and sustainability. The objective is to improve the development and operation of market-oriented support services that assist farmers with agronomic and management advice, with market information and with animal nutrition, health care and breeding. BI works with the government and other partners to assist resource-poor farmers and farmers’ groups by:

  • accelerating the process of agrarian reform and farm restructuring
  • providing advisory services to emerging farmers
  • improving access to rural credit
  • improving the availability of quality seed
  • supporting measures for crop protection and plant quarantine
  • establishing an agricultural market information system
  • strengthening national agricultural management capacity

3.Livelihood for Special groups:

Tribal, disabled, occupational groups, labour, artisans and others.

4.livelihood Studies:

Supply chains sub sector studies, feasibility/viability studies, market and promotion studies

5.Implementation Services

Pilots, New Livelihood initiatives and innovations