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NGO promotes farming for food security in communities

Shayal Devi
Monday, July 14, 2014

THERE is huge potential for people in the Western Division to benefit from idle land through farming.

Western Charity Alliance executive director Jitendra Naidu said one of the main aims of the newly-formed non-government organisation was to help people make a sustainable living.

"Our vision is to engage corporate bodies and other stakeholders to address the needs of the community, including the need for food security and reliability of farmers to alleviate poverty," he said.

"For this, we need to assist with small income generation and entrepreneurial activities to promote sustainability in our community."

He said the organisation aimed to empower and educate people in rural communities on financial literacy, subsistence farming, food security and holistic farming.

"We strongly believe agriculture is the only option for people in the Western Division as we have abundant land available," he said.


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