Agricultural Initiatives at Deshpande Foundation has been designed as a holistic ecosystem that brings together the best practices in water management, sustainable cropping, and soil analysis. Joining hands with national and international organizations, we aspire to transform the face of agrarian India. Through the creation of a cost-efficient and demand-driven program, the aim is to benefit 1 million farmers by 2025.
Aligning with the organization's philosophy of impacting the 1.1 billion of the rural Bharat with sustainable solutions, the program has been effectively collaborating with many organizations.
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Enabling rural economies to achieve their full potential
Around 68% of India’s population lives in rural areas. In order to enable rural economies achieve their full potential, a long term vision is required. Deshpande Foundation believes that holistic rural transformation requires coordinated interventions in six core areas: Agriculture, Education And Skilling, Livelihoods & Local Entrepreneurship, Self Governance, Health & Nutrition, Water & Sanitation. Also, Deshpande Foundation aims to transform 10,000 villages in two states of India by 2030. To achieve this aspiration, it has in place a defined approach and pathway to scale. The focus is on exploring inherent possibilities of growth and accelerating rural India’s transformational journey.