Action Research in Livelihoods PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Indian Grameen Services (IGS) undertakes action research (AR) along various sectors / vectors to identify mechanisms of enhancing the income of the poor from their livelihood portfolio or retaining a larger part of the amount spent by the customer. The action research by AG/BDS SBU is aimed at developing products contributing to productivity enhancement; risk mitigation and ensuring higher return by value addition services and/or facilitating input/output linkages. The sub-sectors are Cotton, Paddy, Vegetables, Mushroom, Lac, Brass/Bronze, Bamboo, Tasar, Dairy and Handloom. The vectors included Organic farming, Water (Irrigation for small farmers), Credit (Loan product for tribal) and Retailing.