Sustainable agriculture and livelihood support

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.

INDIA – Human Life Development and Research Centre (HLDRC)
Livelihood support and capacity building

A community workshop to promote access to legal rights and protection mechanisms.

A community workshop to promote access to legal rights and protection mechanisms.
(Photo: HLDRC)

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