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Neem seeds collection-livelyhood activity in Sarwad village of Bijapur taluk, Karanatka state India Smt.Prabavati Mallappa Amabalnur 22-02-2014


Neem seeds collection in Sarwad village of Bijapur taluk, Karanatka state India

*We are group of women involved in the process of Neem seeds collection. * Each one of us collect 4-5 tons of Neem seeds every season. * Initially we used to get only Rs.2-3 per KG.


Woman collecting the seeds


Women collecting Neem seeds in the field


Women going to the field for seeds collection


Woman collecting the seeds


Women going to the field for seeds collect


Learning about bio-fuel programme. * We came to know about the bio-fuel programme implementation in the state. *Bio-fuel Lead NGO gave us the information and guided us. *We sell to various people and oil mills *We bargain collectively for better rates.


How we were benefited after KSBDB intervention

* We have 50 Women SHG’s in the village. •150 women are involved in the Neem seeds collection. • Each member collects 4-5 tons of Neem seeds • Each member gets average Rs.30000/ per year which is addition to agriculture income. •It has helped to improve the standard of living of our families.


Interaction with women who collect Neem seeds at Sarwad village of Bijapur taluk.


Interaction with Neem seeds collecting women


Women discussing their issues in the meeting


Selling of the Neem seeds by the women to the shops


Neem processing industries where Sarwad women sell their Neem seeds


Woman selling her seeds


Selling of the Neem seeds by the women


Neem seeds processing industries where Sarwad women sell the colected Neem seeds


Collected Neem seeds before filling to the bags


Neem seeds purchaser with his seeds


Neem seeds purchaser with his seeds


Neem seeds purchaser with his seeds


Neem seeds purchaser with his seeds


Neem seeds collected by women


Woman purchasing the Neem seeds


Other activitiesWoman with her bio-fuel plantation


Women were part of the bio-fuel workshop inauguration


Neem seed collecting woman sharing her experiences at a District level workshop


Interaction with the Neem seeds buyers by the Bio-fuel Lead NGO


Loading of the Neem seeds


Discussion about women involved Neem seeds collection with VC of Karnataka State women University, Bijapur


Interaction with Neem seeds buyers


We feel we have learnt more about bio-fuel programme......... * We are thinking of establishing a small oil extracting unit. * We want to involve in the bio-fuel programme implementation. * We have come to know about the value addition possibilities of the Neem seeds.


Girl awarded during International Bio-fuel Day


Women officers were part of the International Bio-fuel day at Bijapur


Woman PDO planting the Bio-fuel saplings


Women involved in nursery activities


Women involved in nursery activities


Women sell their Neem seeds to Hongiran District Biofuel Mart Bijapur


Thank you


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