SeSTA - Seven Sisters Development Assistance
Catalyzing inclusive and sustainable development in North East India by enhancing capabilities of rural communities.
Work and Achievements
I. Institution Building through Community Mobilization: SeSTA believes in holistic development of the target area by engaging participatory approach; consequently promoting and strengthening of Community based organizations has always been at the core of SeSTA's work.
SeSTA's endeavour at all times is to maximize its reach by an increased coverage of SHGs. We take pride in being associated with 1650 SHGs until last year from modest 100 SHGs when we started out in 2011.
II. Livelihood Promotion for income enhancement of Women Collectives:
SeSTA has demonstrated yield enhancement in crops like paddy, maize and vegetables with significant learning from SRI (System of Rice Intensification) methodology with 4275 families this year.
Sesta has been involving in promotion of small scale Goat farming, Promotion of pig farming, Fisheries and providing round the clock Veterinary services to 1050 families of small and marginal farmers this year.
SeSTA has worked for improvement of soil health, water management and conservation of natural resources with an integrated approach with 700 families for this year by renovating traditional irrigation system, Rain water Harvesting structure, Minor irrigation works etc.
III. Capacity Building:
SeSTA has started enhancing its efforts to work for the development of Farmers Collective, mainly by working on formation, promotion as well as strengthening of the Farmers Producer Organization (FPO). Currently around 5,000 families are getting support through these 6 FPOs. Also it has groomed around 225 community cadres to build a strong reliant infrastructure in the community.
Fund Utilisation Statement
Building Robust Livelihoods for small and marginal women farmers in endemically poor regions of Assam.