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Mar 12, 2012

The green cotton fields back home

odisha-1.jpgThe PEACE BY PEACE COTTON PROJECT being implemented by Chetna Organic, with support from Felissimo Corporation and Japan International Cooperation Agency is bucking the trend in chemical farming to revive cotton fields in India's eastern coastal state of Odisha, grown with nothing but a lot of care and an ample of nature.

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In your land, lie riches

Vishwanath-malpoteIn India's western state of Maharashtra, a project supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency is yielding better incomes for farmers and has lured the migrants back to their native villages.

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Return of the migrant

Return of the migrantYoung Rahul Malpote started his business after being introduced to dairy management by Japanese NGO Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) Japan and its local Pune-based counterpart ICA India, as part of the ‘Rural Development for Poverty Reduction’ project.

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Purpose to Prosperity

savita-family.jpgBenefiting from  Japanese NGO Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) Japan and its local counterpart ICA India’s initiative ‘Rural Development for Poverty Reduction,’ supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Savita Khemse's family has prospered quickly in the past three years.

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Of water woes and some quiet Japanese work

Bahraich-street-playRural Uttar Pradesh in north India is now conscious about severe skin diseases caused by drinking arsenic contaminated water, thanks to a mitigation project by Japan International Cooperation Agency.

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If music be the food of love, play on…jica-mumbai-pic.jpg

The SurDeep project supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency is using the power of music and dance to inculcate creative educational pursuits and self-reliance among street children in the Indian city of Mumbai.

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A project supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency in north India is educating small farmers and rural women to earn better incomes and develop new livelihoods.

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Banking on Trust: Tara Devi's story

Over time Japanese NGO Asian Sustainable Holistic Approach has built bonds of trust with women like Tara Devi of Bada Kanjasa village in Uttar Pradesh.

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Promising Profits: Ram Milan's story

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An initiative by Japan based NGO Asian Sustainable Holistic Approach is educating marginal farmers like Ram Milan of Bhiskuri hamlet in Uttar Pradesh, on organic farming, income-generation activities and market access.

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Fashionably conscious: Japanese consumers help support cotton farmers in Indialong-staple-cotton

A JICA sponsored initiative is enabling women to take the control of their lives and in the process is ushering an era of gender equality in a traditionally conservative community.

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Kushal Kishori Pariyojna: Awakening the spirit within

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A JICA sponsored initiative is enabling women to take the control of their lives and in the process is ushering an era of gender equality in a traditionally conservative community.

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Greenhouses bringing home profitable yields

Low cost greenhouse.jpgFor years, hyper-competitive markets and lack of awareness in adopting modern farm methods made agriculture barely sustainable for small farmers in and around the Kalimpong town in West Bengal. But now, innovations like localised greenhouses, systematic farming methods and easier access to markets has ushered in an era of growth, productivity and profits.

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Young women ready for social change

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Adolescent girls and young women from Chamoli district, Uttarakhand had never before been so confident and aware of their rights. A joint initiative of Mamta Samajik Sanstha (Mamta), Dehradun and Japanese NGO Terra People ACT Kanagawa (TPAK) with support from the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA), has breathed a new life into them.

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A silent agricultural revolution

Fresh organic vegetable shop

An innovative agro-horticultural programme, JICA Regional Horticulture Promotion Project at Dr.Graham's Homes in historically agrarian Kalimpong, is encouraging the return of many local residents to their farming roots. One key factor behind this movement is the transformation of agriculture from an activity that barely ensured sustenance to a potentially profitable one.

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Helping farmers, help themselvesHelping farmers, help themselves

Farmers in a group of four villages in Mulshi Taluka, near Pune, are setting a successful example in working a participatory approach to planning the development of their village. Supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and ICA India, these farmers have initiated a cooperative movement that has bestowed water, milk and money to their village.

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Securing lives and livelihoods: A multi-touch approach for healthy, self-reliant village communities

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By equipping rural communities in Allahabad, India, with tools of education, information and awareness, Japanese NGO: Asian Sustainable Holistic Approach (ASHA) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are transforming lives.

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SHGs gearing to make Kovalam a model panchayat

SHG members at Kovalam

Leadership training with a blend of engineering, community management and environment innovation has united the people and members of Self Help Groups (SHGs) in Kovalam panchayat near Chennai towards initiatives that would make their panchayat a role model.

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Care with compassion and commitmentAnanda Hospital_Koichi Otake

The Ananda Hospital at Sirsia village of Kushinagar, eastern Uttar Pradesh, has successfully raised awareness on public health and hygiene among the people. Supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the charitable hospital provides efficient primary health care services to the rural poor.

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At a time when increasing demands of rapidly expanding population have resulted in creation of wastelands due to desertification and soil erosion, a silent revolution is taking place in the Srikakulam district of northeastern Andhra Pradesh. Seven hamlets are engaged in developing micro watershed areas to conserve nature and promote sustainable rural development.

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