Partner IFAD Investment Project: Meghalaya Livelihoods and Access to Markets Project (Megha-LAMP)
Goal: To improve household incomes and the quality of life in rural areas through enterprise facilitation centers in all of Meghalaya’s 39 subdistricts.
Objective: To expand sustainable livelihood opportunities adapted to the hill environment and to the effects of climate change.
Approach: The facilitation centers will support around 47,400 enterprises over the project’s eight-year lifespan. A total of 54 clusters for development of natural resources, food security and marketable crops will be established in 18 of the subdistricts.
Local market in Meghalaya, India.
Target areas: Meghalaya with Enterprise Facilitation Centre in all 39 blocks
Target beneficiaries: 191,070 households in 1,350 village
- Natural Resources and Food Security
- Livelihoods Support with Sub-components on: (i) Enterprise development; (ii) Integrated production and marketing clusters; (iii) Livestock development; (iv) Marketing infrastructure; and (v) Rural finance
- Knowledge Services
- Project Management
Implementing agency: Meghalaya Basin Development Authority (MBDA)
FoodSTART+ main collaborative activities
- Scoping study;
- Stakeholder validation workshop;
- Value chain training and Farmer Business School (FBS) workshop;
- Potato value chain study,
- Piloting of gender checklist for action research;
- Silage learning visit to Vietnam;
- Participation in IFAD Country Office review for Megha-LAMP;
- Participation in IFAD supervision mission to Megha-LAMP;
- Training of Facilitators on FBS approach.
- Cassava value chain study;
- Research design for field and store evaluations of potato for ware and seed;
- Piloting of FBS;
Preparation for cross-learning visit to Farmer Business Schools (FBS) in the Philippines.