As FARMS ON THE WHEELS and PAD-UP CREATIONS LIMITED sensitizes the rural farmers on farming…. Not only on farming as well as their health is important. Medical outreach alongside menstrual hygiene management, reproduction as well as cancer awareness and prevention were not left out respectively.
In recent years, many observers have suggested that agricultural and rural development strategies would benefit from increased collaboration between government research and extension organizations and Non Governmental Development Organizations, hereafter called GOs and NGOs, respectively. Donors in particular have begun to call for more NGO involvement in programmes that have traditionally been implemented through the public sector, and there has been a recent upsurge of donor interested in direct-funding south-based NGOs. These advocates of closer NGO-GO collaboration have tend to be underemphasize.
The wide range of interaction that currently exists, not all of it collaborative; much involves pressure by one side or the other.· The limitations facing efforts to work together, the preconditions for successful collaboration in particular, leads to the prior informal contacts necessary to build up mutual trust, understanding and limitations as well as success stories and achieved objectives aimed at by the activities of the NGO initial outreach effectively thereby leading through its extent to which certain functions relating to farm produce will remain more cost-effectively performed by the public sector than by NGOs. Analysis of how GOs might work with NGOs must be accompanied by continuing attention to ways of improving public sector management, an area in which structural adjustment reforms have not had the success expected. These draws on a recent major study of the role of NGOs in sustainable agricultural development and the potential for collaborativeness following the characteristics of NGOs, their strengths and weaknesses in relation to agricultural technology, and the practical ways in which they and public sector extension services might collaborate more fully in the nearest future of poor farmers without easy access to more commercialised farming and technological development.
NGOs are defined here as non-membership development-oriented organizations. Our concern here is with the stronger of the south-based NGOs that provide services either directly to the rural poor or to grass-roots membership organizations, and with the local branches of international NGOs that enjoy varying degrees of autonomy. They are therefore distinct from formal and informal membership organizations such as farmers’ associations. But even within this definition, there exists wide diversity of origins and philosophy. Some NGOs were set up by left-leaning professionals or academics in opposition to the politics of government or its support for or indifference to the prevailing patterns of corruption, patronage, or authoritarianism. Some are based on religious principles, others on a broadly humanitarian ethos, and yet others were set up as quasi-consultancy concerns in response to recent donor-funding initiatives. Some NGOs reject existing social and political structures and see themselves as engines for radical change; others focus on more gradual change through development of human resources (usually through group formation) to meet their own needs or to make claims on government services; yet others focus more simply on the provision of services largely within existing structures.
Their ideological orientations also differ widely in relation to agricultural technology: many are concerned with low external input in agriculture while others pursue fundamentally organic approaches, especially in the case of societies whereby some are concerned to strengthen or reinstate traditional agricultural practices which formed the basis of social organization .Of crucial importance when considering NGO-GO links is that NGOs are solely and firmly independent in the sense that, it is not necessary upon them to collaborate with research and extensional services in the way that government departments might be observing in the field generally. They will only therefore collaborate when the GOs have something useful, important and beneficialt to offer to its targeted audience.
Majority of NGOs are small and horizontally structured with short lines of communication which are usually capable of responding flexibility and rapid growth and development to poor farmers in dire need and sustainable development to changing the living circumstances in which most of them tend to find themselves. They are also characterized by a work ethic conducive to generating sustainable processes and impacts where most of the NGOs’ concern with the rural poor means that they often maintain a field presence in remote locations, where it is difficult to keep government staff in post.· One of NGOs’ main concerns has been to identify the needs of the rural poor in sustainable agricultural development. They have therefore pioneered a wide range of participatory methods for diagnosis and have helped developed and introduced systems approaches for testing new technologies.
In some cases, these approaches have extended beyond fanning systems into processing and marketing, as some of the existing NGOs’ rappor with farmers to allow them to draw on local knowledge systems in the design of technology options and to strengthen such systems by ensuring that the technologies developed are reintegrated into them as some NGOs have also developed innovative dissemination methods to ensure that the information will be simplified such that they are clearly understood by farmers and made easily accessible to them. Some of the agencies are committed to meeting up with the needs of farmers in the agricultural system where explanations on how to understand the weather forecast individually by farmers will assist farmers to improve on their yields across the territory effectively and efficiently as the weather forecast is key to optimum agricultural production and productivity in areas such as crop, livestock, fisheries productions and production of forestry resources and lots more.
Embarking on sensitization will help in averting the harsh farming weather system if farmers understand the weather forecast correctly it assist them in knowing the right crops to be planted at the appropriate time during the rainy seasons as this initiative is very important because the various farmers will be educated on all the farming aspects, especially in terms of weather prediction and what type of crop to be planted at various season. It will also help to increase food production.
This sensitization will go a long way in improving productivity at large ensuring that in the nearest future we can take care of the entire country. So therefore, farmers especially the ones in the rural areas with little or not sustainable access should be taken into serious consideration during the programmes. The downcasting of the forecast is being carried out in collaboration with experts and others to sensitize the general farmers with specific attention to selected crops and animals grown, as captured in the forecast, endeavour to comprise community based monitoring programmes, watershed development well-established organization is engaged in comprehensive rural development initiatives which It focuses on agriculture, allied sector development, climate change adaptation, watershed, natural resource management, social development, training, and capacity building.
Ending Poverty, changing the lives of the poor farmers in the rural areas and communities adjusts and improves living standards, develops and delivers innovative and self-sustaining programmes for social impact in the farming system. Carring out development works and programmes aimed at empowering rural farmers by incorporating innovative practices and the use of modern technologies aim to empower million of rural farmers through a holistic development with a focus on health, education, water and sanitation, and economic development.
Opportuinities should also be given to the women folks to encourage organic farming as trainin and programmes also should be run for the female farmers to support and to inform them about various government schemes. Sensitization is the purpose of poverty reduction through sustainable livelihood creation, girls education, rural development and civil society development, where beneficiaries are poor, landless agricultural farmers, small and marginal farmers, traditional artisans, poor women, uneducated girl children, unemployed youth, etc. Sensitization provides and promotes capacity building and training to support diverse groups to connect to rural communities with corporates, corporatives young urban, not-for-profit organisations and governments, enabling marginalised communities to improve their lives. Especially, as it aims to achieve equality in the lives of women, landless labourers, and the farming community.
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