Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP)
Asian Institute for Sustainable Development (AISD) in consortium with Society for Promotion of Wasteland Development (SPWD) initiated the implementation of Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP) from 1st of April 2014.
The Project is supported by the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Govt. of India under Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojna (MKSP), a subcomponent of National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM).
The primary objective of the MKSP is to empower women farmers in agriculture by making systematic investments in Community based organisations to enhance their participation and productivity, as also create and sustain agriculture based livelihoods of rural women.
AISD is implementing the project in two districts of Jharkhand, Bero Block in Ranchi district and Thethaitangar block in Simdega district. The Panchayats include Jaria, Hariharpur Jamtoli and Nehalu Kaparia in Ranchi district and Thethaitangar, Taraboga and Konmenjara in Simdega district. Encompassing the project area, AISD is covering 95 Women SHGs in 34 villages of 6 panchayats in the two districts.
As per the project need, capacity building of women farmers at every stage was required and therefore it demanded for extensive capacity building activities. To achieve this, Community Resource Persons (CRPs) were identified form every village (108 in total). At cluster level the CRPs have been given various training by resource persons on livelihood issues basically focusing agriculture. The same training was then replicated in the project area villages with CRPs taking the lead role in training along with a resource person as subject matter specialist.
The major activities were:
- Mahila Kisan Profiling
- SHG Profiling
- Institution Building
- Capacity Building