Project Details

Document outcome: Stories of Indian women farmers

Duration: 01/Oct/2014 - 31/Mar/2015

Project contact: Ms Joanna Kane-Potaka(

Donor: CGIAR,International Water Management Institute (IWMI)-Sri Lanka

CGIAR Research Program: Water Land and Ecosystems

This project aims to document how the lives of women farmers have improved as a result of project interventions.The focus of the documentation will be to document how the interventions have improved the land, water and natural resource productivity thus leading to improved resilience to recover from environmental and economic shocks; improved incomes and better standard of living; and enhanced decision-making power within the family and community for the women. Four Indian women farmers will be profiled from the following projects: • Integrating bio-treated wastewater with enhanced water use efficiency to support the Green Economy in EU and India • Establishment of Model Watersheds in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu states The focus will be the women and their lives - showing how they live, what they value, their families,their livelihood and challenges they face. How the project's technical solutions and approach has then made any impacts on these aspects of their lives will be highlighted. The documentation will be in the form of stories (publication), photo slide show and a video.

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