Total Project Cost : INR 90,18,867
Supported By: Ford Foundation, USA
The Vipanan Sewa Project, supported by the Ford Foundation was implemented from 2005 to 2009. In this project we provided technical support and services to the Federations and Self Reliant Cooperatives of Champawat and Pithoragarh districts to strengthening their management and marketing capabilities. The project's goal was "to create economic opportunities for low income farmers of Uttarakhand, by building strong, equitable and economically viable self-reliant cooperatives". The assignment's aim was to build the capacity of the self-help groups and their federations in marketing and value addition of farm produce. The project has focussed to benefit more than 20,000 small and marginal hill farm household through marketing of off-season vegetables, fruits, and medicinal plants in an organised manner.