Sustainable agriculture and a dependable source of income help communities break free from poverty, promote self-reliance and dignity and empower people to care for our common home. CJI supports a number of projects that promote sustainable agriculture and livelihood support through advocacy, workshops, skills training and community development.
Livelihood support and capacity building
Tea plantation labourers in North Bengal, India, are frequently deprived of their rights and subjected to exploitation by plantation managers and government agencies. Plantation owners often fail to provide workers with just wages, medical services and primary education for workers’ children. Government agencies also deny workers their basic rights and benefits.
CJI supports HLDRC’s programs that provide training to Indigenous people, and underprivileged and vulnerable communities. These capacity building programs empower marginalized people by informing them of their legal rights, helping them form self-help groups and giving them access to alternative livelihood opportunities.
Director: Fr Pascal Xalxo SJ. Website: hldrcsocialcentre.org
• LATIN AMERICAN – Comparte
Sustainable livelihood initiatives
• ZAMBIA – Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC)
Capacity building in organic agriculture
• INDIA – SOJASI/SASAC
Skills training for local villagers