To address the deep rooted issues of food insecurity in rural Manipur, RWUS assist more than 1000 farmers and family blow poverty line by providing regular skill trainings, workshops and materials support
Manipur Food Security Project runs by RWUS since 2005 response to serious food insecurity issues due to abject poverty, negligence and deprivation of rights. The project address the innumerable issues confronting the livelihood, family daily food requirements through activities such as SALT (Sloping Agricultural Land Technology) SRI ( Systematic Rice Intensification) FAITH Garden : Food Always in the Home and advocacy to better access public schemes such as PDS, NREGA, and other farmers entitlements. The project also assists farmer’s group and women to create opportunities to collectively address their insecurity issues relating to food by setting up and strengthening community Food Banks and Seed Banks. The food and seed banks are manage by Farmers club and Women Self Help Groups. In time to food scarcity, the community in the villages are able to depend on food available in the community food banks.
Right to food must be available to all with dignity and self-esteem
We do not choose our food, we eat what is available,” said Lalsandam Changsan, farmer from Thingchom Village.