Livelihoods: Networks

Posted on April 30, 2014

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Resources for Livelihoods: Networks

  1. The All India Artisans and Craftworkers Welfare Association (AIACA) is a membership-based organization for the handloom and handicraft sector. AIACA seeks to represent a range of organizations in these sectors and to create an enabling environment for promoting sustainable models of craft based livelihood. It engages in policy advocacy, capacity building of craft producers, organization and entrepreneurship development, interventions in innovative design and product diversification and facilitating direct access to markets. (checked on 24 Apr. 2019)
  2. The Revitalising Rainfed Agriculture Network is working to bring millets back into the local cropping and production system and consumption at least in the areas where they have traditionally been grown. They are into research, and policy level work, and also field interventions. (checked on 6 Mar. 2020)

  3. Maya Organic, Karnataka: promotes a network of artisans and micro entrepreneurs involved in manufacturing and marketing of traditional wooden products. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  4. Orissa Rural and Urban Producers’ Association, Orissa, helps artisans of Orissa to preserve and promote traditional art forms as well as encourages artisans to have a marketing federation. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  5. Sadhna, Rajasthan, is a women’s handicraft enterprise that helps women artisans to improve their skills and to market their produce. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  6. Dastakar, New Delhi, helps all those involved in the handloom and handicraft manufacturing to become independent and self sufficient by providing various services including costing of the produce, its marketing, skill upgradation of workers, etc. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  7. Sahaj, Gujarat, helps tribal women to improve their non-farm income through making and marketing traditional products like bead work, block printing, black pottery, leaf baskets, bamboo baskets and furniture, etc. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  8. A Hundred Hands helps those directly involved in handmade art, crafts and homemade foods, to earn a fair and sustainable livelihood from their work. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  9. National Fish Workers’ Forum is a federation of State level trade unions of traditional fishing communities in India. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  10. Kerala Fish Workers’ Federation is a non-party trade union that works to promote the socio economic condition of fishing communities and their rights. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  11. Family Farming & Agroecology Community of Practice - they have a newsletter, you can join the community to receive it. (checked on 25 Oct. 2020)
  12. International Herbal Fair is a yearly event that highlights the growing importance of Herbs and promotes its display and marketing. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  13. Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms, Government of Sikkim, is a centre of learning and training in traditional arts and crafts of the State. It also organises carnivals and fares where traditional arts and crafts of Sikkim are displayed. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)


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