Majority of the people in Kerala depends on agriculture operations for their sustenance and income. WSE gives very importance to the agriculture development programs and supporting farmers to continue their farm level activities sustainably. Through this, it aims to reduce rural poverty by improving agricultural production systems in a holistic way. This is done through capacity building approach, production system improvement and promoting livelihood development. This would directly impact the lives of hundreds of poor farmers in the target community. The major activities include:
The Watershed development project implemented at Thachanattukara Grama Panchayath with the support of Western Ghat Development Cell (WGDP) in the Planning and Economic Affairs Department is nearing completion. All the activities in the project accomplished by Welfare Services Ernakulam using a watershed committed formed in the Panchayath for the project.. The Agriculture development is monitoring the program in Annamthodi Watershed in Thachanattukara Grama Panchayath in Palakkad District. The major components of the project are:
The implementation of Western Ghat Development Program in Annamthodi watershed has created many changes in the area and the community is enjoying the benefits. The watershed development is slowly creating remarkable changes in the key sectors and definitely the project will become another feather in the cap of Welfare Services Ernakulam.
Another important project implemented by Welfare Services Ernakulam in Thatchanattukara Panchayath is the climate adaptive agriculture development program with the support of NABARD. It is a three year program and the initial activities are started in the project area under the leaders Village Watershed Committee and the project team of WSE. The survey and preparation and DSR are completed now and the project implementation will be initiated soon. The project is continuation of the project already implemented by NABARD under National Holistic Watershed Development Program.
The major components of the project are the following:
Project Achievements as on now: