Under the Food Security and Livelihood Program of ADHAR is the Community Institution Building (CIB) Project operating in 36 Villages in 5 Gram Panchayats in Kaprakhol Block, and the Community Coping Mechanism for Sustainable Food Security and Livelihood, which is being implemented in 12 Villages in Fatamunda Gram Panchayat under Patnagarh Block.
The Community Institution Building Project of ADHAR is focused on organizing the socially excluded members of the communities as a People’s Organization including the Dalits, migrant laborers, tribals, marginal farmers and the women at the Village, cluster and Gram Panchayat levels, and address food security and wage rights issues through their collective action.
Similarly, the Community Coping Mechanism for Sustainable Food Security and Livelihood Project also supports level organization of vulnerable families to strengthen their collective actions in order to address their rights and entitlements.
ADHAR is currently facilitating micro level planning at the village level focusing on resolving food security issues and capacitating the communities by promoting sustainable food and livelihood securities through backyard plantation and sustainable agricultural practices such as the use of bio-compost as fertilizers and other environmental friendly methods in agriculture.
Since the implementation of the Project, ADHAR has provided Grain and Seed Bank to support the village communities during lean periods and provide safeguard against starvation during natural calamities when the poor and marginalized people do not have the sufficient resources to purchase their rations.