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Project to benefit groups

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, August 23, 2014

ABOUT 15,000 people are expected to benefit from a United Nations Development Programme that is assisting 38 community groups to start cash crop farms.

The UNDP's Enhancing Livelihood Recovery through Increasing Food Security in the aftermath of Natural Disasters is being conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Primary Industries and the Ministry of Finance and Strategic Planning, National Development and Statistics.

The 38 community groups are cultivating root crops and vegetables on close to 90 acres of land across the Western Division through small grants from the UNDP.

One of the beneficiaries, the Talaiya Multi-Racial Women's Group, began farming vegetables on one acre of land at Talaiya in Ba.

Faimun Nisha a member of the group said the UNDP program assisted in improving their farming skills and daily financial management.

"I never imagined that we could do more than the backyard farming we used to do because our land is prone to flooding," she said.

"We earn a small amount of cash everyday from our farm. It has enabled some of our women to take the bus to the hospital and receive regular check-ups."

Women make up 61 per cent of beneficiaries from the project.








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