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Ongoing Projects

WAPRO- Increased Water Efficiency and Food Productivity- Phase I, II

Sub-project Organic Rice India 

Client/Partners: Supported by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and Funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Project Location: Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh

Project Duration: 2013 - 2019


PnP is implementing a Water Productivity Project, which contributes to SDG 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management and sanitation of water. This project aims to use sustainable practices to improve water productivity in the rice-based system in the state of Haryana.

The project strives to unfold synergies between Governments, Development NGOs and the private sector to realize an innovative combination of improved irrigation water productivity and food security.

Organic Rice Project is the sub-component of this project:

Under this project, PnP promotes organic farming, increase the income of farmers by organic practices and capacity building of farmers (empowering them on the sustainable techniques in agriculture).


  • Raise awareness on sustainability issues among the rice farmers supplying to Private players

  • Encourage the Basmati producers to adopt SRI and Water-Efficient Technologies

  • Encourage the farmers to efficiently utilize the biogas slurry for composting and in their fields

  • Promote the use of efficient cookstoves, solar light and other renewable energy applications

  • Raise awareness on sustainable waste management, hygiene and sanitation


WAPRO II– Haryana Project

Client/Partners: Supported by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and Funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Project Location: Haryana

Project Duration: 2018 - 2021

Objectives of the Project:

The project aims to demonstrate

  1. Significant economic and environmental benefits in the large rice-growing area for the community to see, experience, learn and adopt water-efficient techniques for sustainable agriculture.

  2. Disseminate learning and results among neighbouring farmers in innovative ways (farmer meetings/ data sharing/ training/water pledge) by involving local communities to institutionalize experience sharing.

  3. Involving local governments to make people aware of existing policies and subsidies and influence policies as required.


Policy dialogue- By demonstrating water-efficient farming practices in three different areas (Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Karnal) in Haryana and disseminating the results and learnings, we aim to create a faster ripple effect and to maximize the adoption of water-saving practices in the whole of Haryana. We aim to mobilise all possible stakeholders like farmer groups, market players, CSOs, NGOs and the government at large.

Community Livelihoods Revival as Part of Post-Cyclone FANI Recovery

Client/Partners: UNDP

Project Location: Odisha

Project Duration: 2019 - 2020

Objectives of the Project:

The objectives of this initiative are to support Fani affected families with sustainable livelihood assistance and to improve the capacity of resettled communities to engage in productive measures including community collective-engagement and re-integration, small business development, value addition for local resources, establishing market linkages, employment generation, enhance access to government services delivery and make the community to be socially accountable for their grievances and to make them partake in the durable solutions for conflict-affected displacement.

Development of Youth in Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India

Client/Partners: Collibri Foundation, Colruyt Group, Belgium

Project Location: Uttarakhand & Belgium

Project Duration: 2019-2021

Objectives of the Project:

The overall goal of this project is to offer vulnerable young people in Uttarakhand and Belgium opportunities for a successful future through training, coaching and exchange. The long-term impact sought through the training, internships and additional initiatives is that youth become leaders in their own sphere, and some become entrepreneurs. 


Cashew Value Chain Project 

Client/Partners: HEKS

Project Location: Rajamundry, Andhra Pradesh

Project Duration: 2019

Objectives of the Project:

The objective of the assignment is to guide the project to ensure that the FPOs are strengthened and are able to run the business activities sustainable after the phase of financial partnership with HEKS.

SUNSAI - Scaling up Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Interventions in Indian Himalayan Region

Client/Partners: Welthungerhilfe India, IFOAM

Project Location: Uttarakhand

Project Duration: 2019-2021

Objectives of the Project:

The objective of the project is to increase the production of local crops and consumption of nutritious foods among the children from 0-6 years, Adolescent Girls, Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers. The project objective is focused on subsistence agriculture, homestead food production (HFP) and enriching nutrient that will be achieved through:  

  • Mobilizing communities to enhance nutrition-sensitive agriculture through kitchen gardening 

  • Strengthening production and consumption of nutritious foods like millets and 

  • Supporting awareness generation, policy advocacy, and knowledge dissemination.

Chintapalli Tribal Organic Coffee Project

Client/Partners: Andhra Pradesh Scheduled Tribes Cooperative Finance Corporation Limited (TRICOR), Government of Andhra Pradesh

Project Location: Chintapalli, Andhra Pradesh

Project Duration: 2018-2021

Objectives of the Project:

The objective of this project is to focus on value chain development of coffee and black pepper in Chintapalli Mandal of Paderu ITDA in Visakhapatnam district.  Some of the main objectives are:

  1. Develop the profile of Chintapalli Mandal farmers, identify landless tribal farmers and initiate process for land record updating.

  2. Identify the farmers without access to formal farm credit and initiate the process for improving credit access. (Financial Deepening)

  3. Improve the productivity of coffee in the Chintapalli Mandal.

  4. Develop farmer institutions for collective processing and marketing and other activities.

  5. Ensure value addition to coffee at the farm level as well as at the processing and marketing level


Bio Gas Project (Operation and Maintenance)

Client/Partners: Funded by WWF, myclimate in association with HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation

Project Location: Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh

Project Duration: 2014 - 2021

Objectives of the Project:

The main objective of the project is to enhance climate resilience and quality of lives in rural households in Uttarakhand through deployment of clean energy technology in the form of the biogas digester.  Construction of more than 3500 biogas units with an objective of replacing fuelwood for cooking in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh was supported by WWF and Myclimate. The other objective is to enhance household incomes with entrepreneurship and alternative livelihoods.  The construction of Biogas units has been completed.  The beneficiaries have been given detailed orientation training on the operation and maintenance aspects of the biogas plants. Apart from the training, the organisation also undertakes the maintenance of biogas units and create opportunities for income generation.

Partnership on producing and purchasing sustainable organic and fairtrade products in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, India

Client/Partners: Reismuehle Brunnen (RMB), Division of Coop 

Project Location: Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh

Project Duration: 2017 - 2021

Objectives of the Project:

This is a continuation project of Sustainable Production of Organic Fair Trade Rice in India implemented in Uttarakhand.  The overall goal of the project was to improve the livelihoods of rice farmers, to improve the environmental sustainability of rice production and to reach consumers with an attractive product.
The main objectives of the first and second project phases were to increase and secure farm incomes from rice-based agriculture, to improve their food security and adaptation capacities to climate change, to increase water use efficiency, reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions and increase biodiversity, and to reliably supply high-quality certified rice to Coop.
It was felt that the project needs to be extended to other areas in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Also in this phase, it has been mandated that adoption of sustainable farming practices that were identified, particularly of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) needs further strengthening including the capacities of the producer organisation so that they can play a relevant role in the extension system.

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