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  • 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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WHAT WE DO
Farmer training: SSI-I works with NGOs as Implementation Partners (IP), which are co-funded by private and public players, to implement scalable projects that drive the adoption of Sustainable Agricultural Practices for spice production by participating farmers.

Verification: Validation and verification are critical parts of the SSI-I process, helping to improve performance, achieve results and strengthen the overall credibility of the program. Monitoring and evaluation: SSI-I engages third party agencies to provide monitoring and evaluation services to undertake a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of the IP’s intervention with farmers and the progress of farmers in relation to the program KPIs, including, number of trainings, number of farmers, data monitoring requirements and development of village level communication materials for example.

SSI-I Theory of Change

SSI-I’s approach and engagement model can best be summarised through the following theory of change:

Sustainable Agricultural Practices

There are five core components of SAPs for spices production, which considers not just the food safety and agronomic implications of sustainability but also the economics and developmental aspects of the farming community:

1. Food Safety: A key requirement for participating farmers is that spices meet pesticide residue and food safety requirements.

2. Community Development and well-being: Community development is a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems. This type of collective action undertaken at a grassroots level ranges from small initiatives within a small group to large initiatives that involve the broader community.

3. Optimum Available Resources Management: This involves optimising resource systems, through appropriate management practices, to enable users to maximise the economic, environmental and social benefits from limited available resources whilst maintaining or enhancing the ecological support functions of the same resources.

4. Proactive farming systems: The primary objective of proactive farming systems is to develop farmers as businessmen with a focus on improving productivity, increasing profitability, ensuring sustainability and guaranteeing ethical working conditions, and an equitable distribution of the results of production (labour wages etc.)

5. Value Addition Activities: The focus is on unlocking innovations that enhance livelihoods and embed sustainability within the farming system.

GAP Endorsement by IISR

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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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