To promote organic farming and agricultural commodities with organic certification
Kudumbashree has ventured into the realm of organic cultivation with a mission of bringing 10,000 Ha under organic farming in 201 clusters in all districts. Launched during the current year this mission expects an involvement of around one lakh Kudumbashree women farmers in 20000 Joint Liability Groups.
JLGs are groups of women farmers comprising of 4 to 10 members undertaking farm livelihood activities. These groups are the foundation of all agricultural movements in Kudumbashree aiming at social and economic empowerment through sustainable agricultural development. In the cluster approach, around 100 JLGs form one cluster and two Cluster Level Coordinators (CLC) will monitor the organic farming activities of a cluster, The CLCs provide necessary training, and documentation for certification processes of JLGs. 402 CLCs have already been selected and deployed out in the field to coordinate the initial preparatory works.
Participatory Guarantee System certification would be sought for organic farming. National Centre of Organic Farming(NCOF) approved Regional Council ( RC) will give necessary support, guidance and training for the smooth conduct of this program and also facilitate the certification process. From the already established Bio pharmacies, one from each block (total 152) would be strengthened to support the input needed for organic farming activities
CLC ( Cluster Level Co-ordinators)
CLCs are those who provide necessary training, and documentation for certification processes of JLGs in a cluster. CLCs are selected from the experienced master farmers/JEVA/NHG members who are capable of doing the documentation works. 2 CLCs are in charge of a cluster CLCs will be given training in association with the Regional Councils.
Regional Councils (RC)
Regional councils being authorized agency under PGS India Programme. RC will provide capacity building trainings to the local groups, and Participatory Guarantee System registration, certificate generation and supervision on functioning of groups.