Women's Economic Empowerment through Co-operative Farming, Vocational Training & Business Development
The produce of the farm will be purchased centrally as follows:
Day Care Center:
Women with children below 5 years will enjoy the facility of a day care center that will take care of the education and nutrition needs of their children while they are at work on the farm.
Selected women farmers will be chosen by a committee consisting of representatives from the participating villages including the Village Panchayat Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen, Village Administrative Officer and Block Development Officer, agricultural consultants, and The George Foundation. Selection will be made strictly according to need.
Performance targets/goals will be set and reviewed by the committee at the end of each crop season. Those failing to meet the criteria may be discontinued from participating in the program after the first year.
Women will be encouraged to save a part of their income for future investment. Each individual's participation in this program will be terminated automatically at the end of 5 years.
The policy, procedures and rules pertaining to the program will be communicated clearly to all participants, and a written agreement countersigned by the village official will be obtained. The George Foundation will administer the entire program, which is aimed at agricultural and rural development, with the help of a technical team comprised of agricultural scientists.