Moringa value chain development project

Moringa value chain development project


Objective – Improving income of rural poor farmers through on farm productivity development and the subsequent livelihood improvement by introducing nontraditional export market oriented dehydrated Moringa leaves
Project implementing areas: Anuradhapura district
Period: 3 years
Target beneficiaries: 500 farmers
Total project cost: Rs. 148.3 million
Investment per beneficiary: Rs. 296,620
Guaranteed buyer & market: Dasini Dehydration Centre
Project activities and benefits
• Arrange affordable credit facility (Rs. 96,150) at 6.5% interest rate and a grant facility, worth of Rs. 102,880 and to make the farmers bankable
• Introduce high yielding and profitable Moringa varieties and modern technology for value addition products targeting the export market
• Provide irrigation facilities including agro well rehabilitation while promoting farmers to use organic fertilizers
• Provide technical trainings, exposure visits, and extension support
• Establish and strengthen the farmer societies
• Provide employment opportunities for women in sustainable income generation activities
• Train the beneficiaries on basic financial literacy and household budget management
• Educate beneficiaries on impact of climate change, resilience with adaptation of mitigation measures, nutrition, solid waste management, and gender
Youth empowerment
Promote youth for establishing seedling nurseries using improved Indian variety of seedlings in minimum of ¼ Ac land extend
Partners
• Dasini Dehydration Centre
• Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships Program (SAPP)
• Bank of Ceylon
• Smallholder Moringa cultivated farmers
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