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Our livelihoods portfolio covers a number of integrated community-based interventions across India that strive to improve urban, rural incomes through modern practices, water management, soil conservation, livestock and animal husbandry, market linkages, crafts etc.,

Livelihood crisis : Livelihoods and food security in protracted crisis is a key current issue in humanitarian action, as increasing numbers of people is suffering due to prolonged conflict and/or repeated natural disasters. Most food emergencies are found in these kinds of crises. Help community members generate additional, and often vital, streams of income. We listen to ideas in the community and provide support through skills and business-planning training. Rural areas are those areas that do not have modern facilities and the population is way lower than in cities. Livelihoods mean the type of jobs and lifestyles people lead to earn a living.

How do people earn livelihood in rural areas

In most rural areas of the world, approximately 90 % of the population is involved in farming as a way of earning a living. Small-scale farming, fishing, raising livestock and non-farm activities are some of the common livelihoods that these populations survive on.

The main source of livelihood in urban areas

In short, we can say that urban people get their livelihood from non-agriculture occupations, only a few engage themselves in agriculture related activities. The majority of them are industrial workers or workers in different occupations in the organized or unorganized sector.

Difference between rural livelihood and urban livelihood:

  • Rural livelihoods are based upon primary activities like farming and fishing.
  • Rural livelihood involves living with and being sustained by nature.
  • Urban livelihoods are based upon secondary and tertiary activities like manufacturing and services.
  • Urban areas have a large migrant population.

Our Livelihood analysis : Livelihood analysis is used for preparation of an efficient, practical and feasible action plan for the upliftment of the various sections of the Urban, Rural, and Slums of the country so as to make a socialistic pattern of development. This livelihood analysis indicates the various sources of income for different classes.

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