Agribusiness approach

The project is focusing on the improvement of livelihood options for the marginalized population of project area. To make the hill agriculture as a profitable venture, promotion of high yielding offseason varieties through several field demonstrations of improved seeds and package of practices are being carried out.Further, to enhance the income of marginalized farmers, marketing of surplus agri-horti produces is the area of prime concern under the project. In accordance to theagribusiness strategy of the project, farmers are grouped in Farmer’s Interest Groups and six Agribusiness Support Organizations are being in placed for institutional strengthening of FIGs, crop planning, input support plan andmarket linkages.