Sustainable Livelihoods

To address the livelihoods challenges of marginalized people in tribal region and to bring positive change in their lives, manifold interventions at different levels – policy, programs, community and community institutions etc. is required. In this regard to reduce vulnerability of marginalized sections, VAAGDHARA is promoting livelihood improvement and Food and Nutrition security, through Sustainable Integrated Farming System-SIFS, Nutrition Sensitive Farming Systems, Horticulture Development, Watershed Management, Community Lift Irrigation System, Micro Finance and policy advocacy for realization of people’s right to Livelihood with approximately 17,000 farm families.

The organization always brings new innovative techniques and apt scientific technologies with indigenous knowledge to improve the Agriculture productivity. In order to conserve natural resources and sustain traditional practices of tribal’s to provide sustainable means of livelihood to the community; VAAGDHARA conducts analysis and planning of the local resources of community for their optimum utilization.

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VAAGDHARA’s Livelihood Objective and Approach

Address issues pertaining to sustainable natural resources management and livelihood in the target area, with a focus on hunger, food sovereignty and access to safe water leading to better quality of life
  • Promoting and Nurturing Community Based Institutions.
  • Piloting innovative livelihood models.
  • Promoting low cost interventions and use of local raw materials.
  • Promoting appropriate technology with indigenous knowledge.
  • Constructive collaboration with Government and other Mainstream Institutions

“The Future of India lies in its villages”

- Mahatma Gandhi


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Vaagdhara always believed in working in collaboration with community. So wherever we grow we works with Community Based Organizations.


  • Self Help Groups
  • Wadi Tukadi
  • Cluster Development Organizations
  • Federations
  • Others (Annapurna, GPNSG, I-Saathi etc.)

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March 4, 2018
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When Women Stopped Eating Leftovers

For years, Banswara’s women have been eating last, and least. But this old tradition is changing as they join the menfolk for meals and start a […]
January 29, 2018
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District Collector of Banswara Shri Bhagwati Prasad Ji visited Vaagdhara campus

District Collector of Banswara Shri Bhagwati Prasad Ji visited Vaagdhara campus today and participated in a discussion for Vagad Radio 90.8 FM. Shri Jayesh Joshi explained […]
December 4, 2017
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Understanding Silhouettes: Exemplary Commitment in Banswara

October 16, 2017
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Tribal Conclave, Janjatiya Kisan Swaraj Sammelan Completed

October 2, 2017
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Tribal Conclave, Janjatiya Kisan Swaraj Sammelan Begins

Tribal Conclave, Janjatiya Kisan Swaraj Sammelan Begins today on Gandhi Jayanti and will conclude on World Food Day 16th October.
July 9, 2017
Sustainable lifestyles, livelihoods and the circular economy’ conference

Vaagdhara represents Banswara in the ‘Sustainable lifestyles, livelihoods and the circular economy’ conference