• Jhabua, Barwani, and Ratlam of Western Madhya Pradesh region accounts 95% of cotton production in the state. With the geographical suitability of the region in growing cotton, this cultivation is one of the most important sources of income for smallholders of this region largely inhabited by tribal. However, the annual profit for the small producers is often marginal due low yields and erratic rainfall. The unsustainable farm practices by using high chemicals without significant increase of yield has further worsened the situation.
  • ASA in collaboration with the Laudes Foundation currently engages with more than 15000 marginal farmers by providing handholding technical support for management of crop, developing inputs for soil nutrition and plant protection, massive arrangement of non-GMO seeds, and creating market linkages for the yield at premium prices.