The communities of the KVK area have a Centre that they can approach with confidence that will increase their agricultural knowledge and skills, provide the support of critical resources, and enable them to increase their income”.



  • Fostering a process of ongoing change in favour of the rural poor in a way in which this process can be sustained by them through building and managing appropriate and innovative local level institutions based on their rights and rooted in values of justice, equity and mutual support.  
  • Re-create a self-sustaining livelihood base and an environmentally clean habitat and the institutions to sustain them, based on a balanced perspective of the relationship between the health of the environment and the legitimate needs of the poor.  
  • Building institutions, strategies and skills through which poor families are able to secure the rights  of women, children and marginalised sectors to develop their livelihood strategies leading to food security and sustained incomes.  
  • Promoting convergence in the PRI that fosters effective, appropriate and timely primary health care and education and which addresses the issues related to HIV/AIDS/STIs in a holistic and sustainable manner.  
  • Influencing public policies in favour of the poor.  
  • Strengthening producer and market institutions and communication networks between and among formal and informal institutions that can foster and sustain the livelihood strategies of the poor.

  • Increase the income of vulnerable families through the creation of sustainable livelihood opportunities
  • Promote self-managed and dynamic local level institutions
  • Create healthy living conditions for families and communities in the Kendra’s working area
  • Influence on research agenda (and policy) to meet the legitimate requirements of farming communities