End Hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
In order to achieve the Goal No. 2 (Zero Hunger), we are working with rural communities, and with an ethos that promotes self-reliance. Citizens Foundation has designed and implemented sustainable solutions for the management of natural resources and food security. Lands previously considered barren and infertile are cultivated with suitable plants through water harvesting and horticultural projects; water sources are conserved and developed in a way that renders land more productive and reliable; links with markets are expanded; and crops are diversified to provide year round food security.
Citizens Foundation took up various land and forestry based interventions in the underserved areas of Jharkhand which resulted on increase in flow of the village stream. The agriculture pattern has undergone a dramatic change in the regions.
Cultivation of vegetables was possible due to the water available for irrigation through check dams, ponds, lift irrigation and slip dams. Farmers also cultivated tomato, cauliflower, cabbage, onion and oilseeds. The lands that remained fallow previously are under green cover.