Indigenous women reclaim fallow land for organic farming in India
Principal Member: SWADHINA
Swadhina worked with poor, marginalised Indigenous Dalit women to reclaim fallow land in drought-prone areas for organic farming. The women became fully fledged farmers, eligible for government grants, and income-generating members of their families, while non-productive land became multi-crop farmlands. The land reclamation has also increased green cover, fodder for livestock, mulch for farming and firewood.