Agro Farming in Manipur

“My name is Phalzahat. I live with two of my sons in Tuinom village in Churachandpur, Manipur. We are cultivators, and I earn money by cultivating various crops and seeds depending on the season. My biggest challenge every year is the cost of the seeds that we buy during the cultivation season. As we solely depend on the income earned from cultivation, once we consume what we have earned, we don’t have any cash to buy seeds for the next season.

Since I attended the vegetable cultivation training organised by Oasis India along with Krushi Vidya Kendra (KVK), my life has changed. During the training, I received seeds for cultivation, which was of great help to me. I did not have to spend money to go to the market to purchase the seeds. Receiving the seeds on time and being able to sow the seeds at the right time has given me a good harvest. The seeds produced 2 kg of peas and 5 kg of farm beans. By selling the produce, I earned INR 4000.  Through this income, I’m building a sty for rearing pigs for additional income. I feel like I’ve been able to move forward in life for the better.

Thank you for helping me make my dreams come true and take care of my family. “

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Dear friends and patrons,As 2022 draws to a close, I would like for us to look back at a year that heralded in new directions for Oasis India: year one of the 5-year strategic plan of new partnerships, a year of social enterprise, and organisational sustainability.While it was certainly challenging in many ways, it also showed how strong our commitment to the vision and mission are as an organisation – be it as board members, supporters, members of senior management, the national leadership team, or project staff.We can take pride in the fact that we resumed the annual Mukthi Bike Challenge this year, launched Oasis India’s 5-year strategic plan for 2022–2027, and started a new integrated community empowerment project in Assam—Oasis Academy Guwahati and Football for Life (FFL). We also initiated potential partnership discussions with PCI-Mizoram for anti-human trafficking and Thrive for Good under food security, etc. These great achievements lays the foundation for our work in the upcoming new year.There were notable life-changing stories of beneficiaries in each of Oasis India’s hubs and the many other challenges we overcame as a team. Successes achieved in a time when we were forced to adapt to very adverse circumstances So, I want to thank all our staff for the hard work and commitment they have shown over the past year. Our combined strength is what makes us flourish as an organisation.Thank you, our supporters, for walking this journey of growth and development hand in hand with us. As you celebrate Christmas with friends and family, I hope you will look back on the year with the same sense of accomplishment and joy that we all feel at Oasis India.I wish you and your family a happy Christmas season and a prosperous 2023! Best regards,Mangneo LhungdimExecutive Director,Oasis India