Description/achievement of initiative
The Farmers' Empowerment Project aims at helping the poorest farmers (and their families) in India gain economic security through sustainable practices and diversifying their means of support.
Specifically, the Farmers' Empowerment Project seeks to reduce the suicide rate among poor Indian farmers suffering from debt and crop failure in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnatika through providing scholarships for educating children, vocational training for women and helping the farmers make the transition to more sustainable practices.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
Government of India - Chief Minister Maharashtra
Mata Amritanandamayi Mata (MA Math) (India)
Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MA Math) (India)
Amrita SREE (India)
Farmer Relief Project (India)