WHAT'S NEW

SSI-I Members Quarterly Meeting in August 2018 in Bangalore, Karnataka to discuss the action plan for SSI-I and review the work done by the organization

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What's New ?
  • Stakeholder meeting at Kochi on 18th Aug 2017 at Hotel Ibis.
  • IISR- Kozhikode is conducting a meeting with its scientists for developing PoP documents for all 4 spices i.e. Chili, cumin, coriander, turmeric.
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HOW WE WORK
SSI-I projects aim to improve the sector as a whole – domestic and international.
Working with NGOs, and funded by private and public players, we engage in scalable supply
interventions based on the three pillarsof sustainability (social, environmental, economic)
and a more wholesome approach to agriculture extension and education in India.
To address the challenges facing smaller interventions, SSI-I initiatives target the broadest possible base of
farmers – empowering them on sustainable agricultural practices. This way, economic return
is multiplied for both the farmers and the companies investing in them – but still costs less than
one-off backward integration programs.
SSI-I field projects focus on:
Community Development and Well-being
Inviting community members to come together to take collective action and find solutions to common
economic, social, environmental and cultural problems. Small initiatives at grassroots level often evolve into
large-scale projects involving the broader community.
Optimum Available Resources Management
Enabling the maximum economic, environmental and social benefits from the limited available resources while
maintaining or enhancing the ecological support functions of the same resources.
Proactive Farming Systems
Developing farmers as businessmen – proactively investing in an approach to farming that is both effective and
efficient by improving overall productivity, increasing profitability, ensuring sustainability and guaranteeing
ethical working conditions as well as an equitable distribution of the results of production.
Convergence for Value Addition
Innovating to enhance livelihoods and embed sustainability within the farming system.
  • IDH funding
    Private Partner funding
    IDH expertise in convening
  • Scalable supply interventions R&D Impact studies
  • Convening platform on local issues
  • Facilitate platform to drive initiatives for change and sustainability
  • Creation of sustainable supply for the market – tipping point.
  • Design effective and cost efficient methodology to run the supply interventions.
  • Create innovative approaches to the sustainability challenge
  • Measure and quantify impact of the supply interventions
  • Bringing together various stakeholders to develop an inclusive approach to sustainability
  • Trained farmer – saves cost, increases productivity and able to mobilize his resources to capitalize on the market demand
  • Embed sustainability interventions in the business as usual model
  • Narrow in on the most effective way to implement sustainable principles
  • Understand and review impact of the interventions to create proof of concept as well as dynamic and fit for purpose supply interventions
  • Create ownership of sustainability in the sector/industry
  • Positive impact on environment
  • Better economic value for the supply chain
  • Raising the social standard of living Increasing the percentage of sustainable products in the market Embedding of sustainability principles at a macro level

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CONTACT
Bhavit Pant, Program Office SSI-I,
+91-9711581842
Pramit Chanda, SSI-I Director
+91-1244033368
info@ssi-india.org
Fax : 0124-4418660
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