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Women Action Against Pesticides

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Kheti Virasat Mission and Center for Sustainable Agriculture, PUNJAB

$ 10,000 (2011 – present)
Kheti Virasat Mission (KVM) engages the village women in Punjab to work on the
process of ecological agriculture and detoxification of food chain and address
the ill effects of chemical and hybrid agriculture.
STRATEGIES
Building a strong women’s movement against pesticide toxicity of food by
growing safe and nutritious food through organic kitchen gardening

Creating awareness about harmful effects of pesticides
Encouraging knowledge sharing on traditional and nutritional food varieties
and motivating women to participate in annual food festivals
IMPACT
Over 100 women from 4 villages signed up to participate in the movement

Nav Trinjan festival was conducted where more than 350 women and girls
actively participated and prepared millet based food varieties

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