Facilitating Agricultural Regeneration Measures (FARM) North East-III is an initiative of the Caritas India for enhancing the income and livelihood of the people engaged in agriculture through focused approaches of capacity
building on new and improved techniques, reviving the cost effective traditional practices, promoting organic farming as well as initiating collective effort for processing, marketing and financial management.
The project is implemented in 12 villages spread across Jalukie and Athibung Block in Peren district. The project reaches out 1016 agricultural households directly with the planned strategies to enhance the production, processing and marketing of organic agricultural products. The project also seeks to strengthen the socio-economic, educational, self-governance and healthcare indicators of the community through involvement and initiatives of the community through the People Led Development Approach (PLDA).
To empower communities of 12 villages of Nagaland towards leading healthier life through obtaining their food sovereignty.
“I put the tea leaves on a big plate to cool down" Says Jamang, the cultivator. "If not cooled down it will not give
the desired flavour of the handmade tea”. The tender green leaves are harvested from trees on the
plantation of the small-farmer field that comes under the Caritas India FARM Northeast program in the Peren District of Nagaland. The quality of tea produced in the state is high and is mostly organic. It has the potential to develop into a major economic opportunity for the farmers. Jamang has been an active participant in the FARM initiatives organized by Caritas India and the Development Association of Nagaland (DAN). He participated in Kisan Mela, which promotes the organic product. He is preparing handmade tea and packaging them to sell among his friends, the community and in the market