TRANSFORMING FARMS THROUGH PRODUCTIVITY ENHANCEMENT & DIVERSIFICATION
Converging on productivity enhancement, crop diversification and technology infusion are the core driver behind the various interventions undertaken by the Lupin Foundation in an area of its operation for the rejuvenating agricultural sector. Introduction of advanced seed, farming techniques have led not only to technology transfer but also to increased production and incomes for poor and marginal farmers who have benefitted through targeted interventions.
Similarly, the shifts in the cropping pattern because of the vegetable, horticulture, floriculture and fish farming promotion programme have led to increased incomes through diversification into commercial agriculture and also an adaptive capacity of the farmers to sustain in the wake of climatic and market variations with diverse options.
TRIGGERING GROWTH CYCLE THROUGH LIVESTOCK
Livestock presents a vital source of income for the sustenance of poor in rural India. However, the discreet animal breed primarily responsible for low productivity in India. Hence, Lupin Foundation focuses on inducting improved breed through Artificial and Natural Insemination.
Various programmes aimed at providing animal health services, ensuring fodder security and promoting advanced cattle management practices, raising livestock productivity and rural incomes have been taken up by the Foundation in the adopted areas.
RURAL INDUSTRIES PROMOTION: SKILL AND ENTERPRISE BUILDING FOR LIVELIHOOD SECURITY
Lupin Foundation focuses on skill development and credit support. The adopted areas of Lupin Foundation are buzzing with diverse livelihood activities, catalysed through vibrant strategies emanated from gut feelings, enterprising acumen and courage to innovate of the initiators. Identifying and establishing location specific livelihood hubs is the main strategy of the Foundation in the sector and it is continued this year too.
The emphasis is on skill building among rural youth and women to enable them to find meaningful livelihood either through self-employment or wage employment.