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Client Type : Civil Society Organisation
Practice Area : Development Sector Consulting , NGO Engagement
Project Type : Monitoring & Evaluation , Research
Project Status : Completed Projects
Sectors : Natural Resources (Forests, Agriculture, Water and Land)

Client: CARE India Solutions for Sustainable Development (CISSD)

Timelines: December 2015- March 2016,



CARE’s Pathways program builds on and is inspired by the vital roles that women play in smallholder agriculture around the world, meeting the food needs of their households and contributing to economic development and Empowerment. The Pathways program was implemented in Odisha in two tribal dominated districts- Kalahandi and Kandhamal, with focus on women in SC and ST communities who are heavily engaged in agricultural activities, but their work is seldom appreciated, and they are generally not viewed as farmers, either in their communities or by wider society and government. . The objective of the initiative was to enable more productive and more equitable participation of SC and ST women farmers in sustainable agriculture and to contribute to their empowerment. The initiative aimed at benefiting 12,000 women from SC and ST households, with direct wellbeing benefits on 48,000 others in their household. Towards the end of the project, CISSD commissioned two separate impact assessment studies namely Impact of “Promotion of sustainable agriculture practices” and Impact of “market engagement process” in Pathways" Odisha. The study was designed to provide some direction to take the Pathways model to scale and replicate elsewhere.

NRMC India’s Role:

  • As part of the project, NRMC has undertaken the following activities;

    • Research design and implementation
    • Stakeholders consultation
    • Field based research for achieving the study rationale
    • Study report preparation with comments and key recommendations