At A Glance: Anisha is a small rural development project located in the Martalli region. It works with small-scale farmers and landless farm workers to increase their household food security by promoting organic farming practices, encouraging the establishment of home gardens and lending them native seeds from Anisha’s seed bank.
Goals: Shift farmers away from chemical farming and cash crops and towards organic farming and home “kitchen” gardens. Teach farmers how to save money, plan for the future and support one another.
Results: Since 2006, Anisha has trained over 1,000 farmers in organic methods and helped over 400 landless farm workers start home gardens. In addition, 302 varieties of native seeds have been conserved and multiplied in Anisha’s seed bank.