Organisational development linked to sustainable rural livelihood approaches (India)


We have successfully completed a major EC project helping to build the capacity of BAIF, a major established Indian NGO specialising in poverty alleviation. The 30 million euro EC project endeavoured to transfer technologies to 33000 poor families in selected districts in the states of Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. The main aim of the technical assistance was to advise and train staff, so that they could assist communities to develop sustainable rural livelihoods through the formation of producer and other relevant groups. Key issues linked to governance were health, natural resources (livestock, sericulture, forestry, agroforestry, cropping systems, watersheds etc) and education.