To discover the choice supply of livelihood to enhance the earnings of farmers of this distant area, ICAR-CRIJAF has deliberate a number of programmes together with talent enhancement for various off-farm earnings technology of farm ladies, scientific soil, water, and crop administration in direction of the livelihood safety and sustainable farming for earnings technology of the farmers.
ICAR-CRIJAF organized a jute handicraft making coaching program for ladies of Sundarbans area was performed from 11-16 April, 2022 at ICAR-CRIJAF, Barrackpore below the multinational (Australia, Bangladesh, India, and Indonesia) Project on “Protecting ecosystems and livelihoods of the Sundarbans, a World Heritage Site: Assessing the impact of natural hazards on forest and jute-based ecosystems” funded by Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN-GCR) & University of Sunshine Coast, Australia.
Though agriculture is the principle supply of livelihood for the folks dwelling within the islands of Sundarban as a consequence of fragile edaphic and weather conditions the productiveness and earnings are very low.
To discover the choice supply of livelihood to enhance the earnings of farmers of this distant area, ICAR-CRIJAF has deliberate a number of programmes together with talent enhancement for various off-farm earnings technology of farm ladies, scientific soil, water and crop administration in direction of the livelihood safety and sustainable farming for earnings technology of the farmers.
During the 6-day coaching, the professional coach imparted sensible hands-on coaching to the farm ladies for making jewellery and different ornamental objects comprised of jute fibre.
In the valedictory session, Dr. Gouranga Kar, Director, ICAR CRIJAF appreciated the standard of merchandise made by the trainees and congratulated them for his or her profitable participation within the programme.
He additionally gave an perception into the significance of jute-based diversified merchandise in nationwide and worldwide markets. He expressed that the institute will take mandatory motion to debate with the state Govt. and different NGOs working on this space to channelize higher advertising and worth for the jute handicrafts.
Dr. Kar additionally ensured that the institute will develop appropriate packages below completely different initiatives to offer particular emphasis to such actions within the Sundarbans in direction of self-employment and make the village ladies self-reliant.
The trainees expressed that the coaching was very a lot helpful for them which has developed confidence in designing and making jewellery and different objects comprised of jute fibre. The dignitaries distributed Certificates of Participation to all of the trainees within the valedictory session.
More than 15 farm ladies, NGO representatives from the Sundarbans, and different trainers participated on this coaching. The Gram Trust NGO acted as a hyperlink for coordination of the trainees of distant areas of the Sundarbans area.
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