Sunday, October 23, 2011

Food security model in CMSA

·         CMSA address food insecurity at three level i.e household level, village and national level. For each level our model promotes different strategies. 

·         CMSA believes in the principle of “Produce locally – Consume locally” - to reduce ecological foot prints associated with transport and storage of food

·         CMSA is focusing on “Increasing food grain production”, “Increasing no of food producers” and “Diversifying food”

·         POP strategy (1/2 acre irrigated land on lease) will increase the number of food producers at village level. Further this strategy will add to food grain production at village level.

·         CMSA promotes System of Rice Intensification and SRI will increase food grains production considerably

·         In Rain fed areas CMSA model promotes improved cropping pattern with Jowar, Maize, groundnut, Red gram etc on intensive model. This will increase the millets, pulses and oilseed production.

·         Poly/multistoried cropping models are able to produce diversified vegetables all around the year. This model enable us to increase the nutritional security

·         Further CMSA methods provide safe food to the society  

·         CMSA believes that there is need to change the existing concept food security.  We should come out of the belief that eating “Rice” as civilization.

·         Any food security policy should consider “Millets” also as potential food grains and should support farmers cultivating millets

·         Millets should be included in PDF on a large scale   

·         CMSA is now focusing on eliminating gap in accessing food by the poor. In the proposed model VO will identify the members who require food grains and some other selected commodities like oil, pulses, tamarind, turmeric powder etc. Further they will estimate pesticide free produce available in the village and they will do the processing and supply it to their SHG members. This model not only eliminates the gap in accessing food but also provide safe food to the poor.

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