Good Farming – Good Food

Good Farming - Good Food is a programme that shapes sustainable agricultural growth for health and nutrition amongst the farming community. Through the initiative, a unique approach is promoted, which combines both agricultural and nutritional aspect for the overall wellbeing of the farming community. The initiative is in line with the aims and objectives of Sustainable Development Goals, and its agenda falls in place with the growing requirement of our countrys impending malnutritional problems.

  • SDG 2 – which aims to end hunger and malnutrition by ensuring the availability of nutritious food to all by the year 2030.
  • SDG 8 – which aims to provide decent employment opportunities and economic growth.
  • SDG 5 – where the initiative will promote gender equality and empower women from rural communities to be independent and self-sufficient.
  • SDG 12 – where sustainable production and consumption would accompany agricultural growth.
  • SDG 13 on climate action.

Good Farming – Good Food holistically presents a solution for improving agricultural productivity while encouraging nutrition management amongst the women farmers and strengthening food security of the country.

Triple-A Approach for Food and Nutritional Security is promoted through the programme which would address the high incidence of malnutrition among the poor and vulnerable rural population. The project’s interventions are tailored to improve- the availability of safe and nutritious foods, increasing the accessibility and affordability of nutritious foods, and finally improving the acceptability and consumption of nutritious foods through raising awareness.

As a part of its awareness component, the Good Farming – Good Food educates the vulnerable households about nutrition-related issues faced by women and children, and the role of soy and vegetables as a viable solution to the issues. The two objectives of improving agriculture and addressing the challenge of malnutrition go hand in hand towards bolstering nutritional security of the populace.

As an offshoot of the activities, women are also encouraged to engage in entrepreneurial activities to establish a new source of livelihood. It not only helps in securing the extra income that our rural community needs, but also espouses leadership amongst the women occupied in the agrarian sector.

Soy is an efficient source of protein and nutrition and has the right potential for promoting nutritional and food security, especially among women. Soy food value chain is further supported and strengthened when the local enterprises use soy for processing and marketing of nutrition-rich affordable food products. Therefore, it would together enhance the nutritional status and improve the rural economy. Thus, both soy and vegetables serve a unique 'dual-purpose'.

To realise the initiative’s goals, Solidaridad has partnered with esteemed public and private organisations. Each partner serves as a pillar for strengthening a particular aspect of our programme. In an innovative and sustainable model, Good Farming – Good Food programme operates on a solution-oriented model of Public-Private Partnership. Working closely with government agencies and the private sector, the initiative derives its strength from collective enterprising strategies from both the sectors towards a common goal.