Kudumbam!
Organic Farming and Sustainable Development

Kudumbam has been working with communities in Pudukottai district since the beginning and our work in Nagapattinam districts, was initiated after the tsunami in 2004. Our vision is to strengthen vulnerable communities trough the building of a multi-stakeholder partnership for the preservation and regeneration of native flora and fauna, in order to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Which we at Kudumbam are reaching through different projects including Sustainable Biodiversity Conservation, Natural Resource Managment, Campaign and Advocacy, and Empowerment of Women and Children.

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Activities of Kudumbam

Genesis

Kudumbam was founded in 1982 by Mr. Oswald Quintal, Dr.Nammalvar and Mr.Perianayagasamy when rural Tamil Nadu, India was passing through an agricultural crisis. The trade-off from the "Green revolution" in the 1960s led to a shift in land use from diverse cropping systems, to monocultures with heavy application of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Irrigation slowly led to the depletion of ground water, and small farmers becoming more marginalized.

Organizational Structure

  • General Body – 25 members
  • Executive Committee – 11 members
  • Trichy Coordinating Office: - 12 Staff
  • Kolunji Farm: - 17 Staff
  • Tranqubar Office: - 7 Staff
  • Veilankanni Office: - 5 Staff
  • Mathur centre: - 5 Staff

Recent Activites

Our vision is to strengthen vulnerable communities through the building of a multi-stakeholder partnership for the preservation and regeneration of native flora and fauna, in order to ensure a sustainable rural livelihood and create environmentally benign and socially just bio villages.

5th phase of Relief distribution for rural community in Pudukkottai district
19 August, 2020

Total 3 clusters Relief – 150 vulnerable families, Rehabilitation (Veg. supply) - 20 vulnerable families , Milk supply - 45 children

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Supply of Milk to children of age group 1-5 years of vulnerable families in Pudukkottai district
10 June, 2020

During lock down period apart from relief kit distribution to most vulnerable families Kudumbam has identifies 4050 children of age group 1-5 years in 81 panchayats of Pudukkottai and Nagappatinam districts. Kudumbam identified 4860 vulnerable families in these two districts through field staff and Joint Liability Group and Self Help Group members. We had a discussion with the vulnerable families to find out the immediate need of the families, found they are in need of milk for their children of age group below five years. As the mobility was strictly prohibited in the beginning and with the acute poverty condition due to no work and no money the parents could not provide milk to their children. Hence Kudumbam had a discussion with the JLG members who got micro credit loan from Kudum...

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