Welcome To Harsha Trust

Harsha Trsut has operated in Odisha since 2002. By the year 2018 we have  already worked with more than 87871 families to enhance their income by atleast 50% of their existing incomes. Our vision is to eliminate hunger and malnutrition in the backward pockets of the state, actively supported by the community, other NGO partners, government and corporations. Our idea is to place small women farmers who produce our food at the forefront. We provide platforms for communities which will address myriad dimensions of rural livelihood , starting from organizing women into SHGs and subsequently village organizations. We have 10 Farmer Producer Organizations helping in aggregation of products and thus fetching better prices for both ends of the value chain.

Some of our key goals are

Generate Livelihood and Employment for Indigenous Farmers – Women farmers will adopt scientific methods of agriculture, soil and water management, which will help cultivate existing fallows and increase production of land; healthy communities with enhanced incomes will emerge.

Build Institutions – Women will get together through the concept of Self- Help and federate to build a strong institution which will cater to their needs. Women will access institutional finance through linkages with government and private financial institutions and village women will save from their enhanced agricultural incomes to move towards self sufficiency.

Alternate Employment Avenues for the Landless – The landless families who till now have worked largely as agriculture labour will have alternate employment through scientific methods of livelihood management. Livestock work to be introduced in scales as alternative means of livelihoods for poor families.

Our Approach

Is that the community is the Principal Stakeholder. Women farmers must be brought to the front and the families, societies and government must recognize the contribution of women farmers. Women farmers lack access to quality inputs, credit and also do not have land titles. We converge with the government and other quality input providers to make available seeds, fertilisers and other requirements. We train farmers on the preparation of organic alternatives addressing long term sustainability. We believe that Soil and Water management is the key to maximize outputs in small patches.

We promote people’s institutions that augment opportunities for the rural poor. The emphasis is on building up of a social capital which will help the poor. We believe that better linkages will lead to better lives.

Our Service Providers

Harsha Trust has promoted the concept of Community Service Providers (CSPs), Community Resource Persons (CRPs) and Para Resource Persons (PRPs) from the rural youth and women who act as catalysts of change within their communities. They are also seen as bridges between the organization and the people and help us in implementing our projects. These community derived and based individuals have made it possible for us to scale up our endeavours, as they belong to the communities and are right there to render services, demonstrate their own skills and upgrade skills.

The entire Community Cadre has different roles. Let us examine the services provided by them:

Harsha Trust has promoted the concept of Community Service Providers (CSPs), Community Resource Persons (CRPs) and Para Resource Persons (PRPs) from the rural youth and women who act as catalysts of change within their communities. They are also seen as bridges between the organization and the people and help us in implementing our projects. These community derived and based individuals have made it possible for us to scale up our endeavours, as they belong to the communities and are right there to render services, demonstrate their own skills and upgrade skills of the community.

Our Technical Expertise

Livelihood enhancement – we use different approaches and diverse farm practices for different kinds of land. We work with tribal farmers who often cultivate on undulating lands, thus we de-risk farms by the promotion of integrated crop cultivation models.

Natural Resource Management – We help farming populations to manage soil and other natural resources and prevent drainage of water and other nutrients and allow the natural resources to be conserved. Village institutions are facilitated to take up plantations at household and village level with local tree species. Field bunding, contour trenching and green manuring are done to conserve in- situ soil and moisture at the farm level.

Scientific Livestock Management – Our trained professionals, PRPs, CSPs and CRPs work in collaboration with Producer Companies to support landless households. Promoting micro enterprise through livestock rearing (Poultry, Goat and Fishery) have been major income major supplements for poor families.

Farmer Producer Organizations – Harsha Trust has promoted 10 FPOs whose combined annual turnover is 30 crores. These Producer Companies are linked to NABARD to get assistance from their PRODUCE FUND.

Education – In partnership with Klorofeel Foundation we are attempting to make learning fun. Currently we have 9 Klorofeel Learning Centres (KLCs) in rural areas of Bissam Cuttack block of Rayagada district.

Major Events Announcement

Upcoming Events

1. SHG Software Training for ABF teams

SHG Software Training to be held at CRI, Bissamcuttack on 11th & 12th February 2020 and at Nabarangpur Office on 13th & 14th February 2020.

2. Orientation programme for new entrants

orientation program for new entrants to be held at CYSD, Bhubaneswar on 7th & 8th February 2020

3. Annual Planning meet 2019

Annual Planning meet at CRI, Bissamcuttack held on 19th, 20th and 21st December 2019 to discuss and fix the Anuual Plan for the year ahead.

4. Retreat – 2019

Retreat programme held from 21st to 23rd November 2019 at Hotel Best western Ashoka, Hyderabad.

Current Events

1. Workshop for future strategy meeting

Workshop for future strategy proceeding meeting held on 9th November 2019 at venue CRI, Bissamcuttack.

2. Orientation for new Employees

Orientation programme for new employees held on 8th November 2019 at venue CRI, Bissamcuttack.

3. Orientation on Dashboard based monitoring application

Orientation meeting on Dashboard based monitoring application of ABF project Impact data held on 8th November 2019 at venue CRI, Bissamcuttack.

Announcement will be displayed here shortly.

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