The 2008 Global Development Marketplace (DM2008) is a grant competition held in collaboration with the Agriculture and Rural Development team of the World Bank entitled “ Sustainable Agriculture for Development,” and it is supported by the Global Environment Facility ,International Finance Corporation and other Partners.
The competition is looking towards three sub themes includes-
a) Linking small scale farmers to input output markets.
b) Improving land access and tenure for the poor.
c) Promoting the environmental services of agriculture in addressing climate change and biodiversity conservation.
In this event called DM2008 Marketplace Event,among the list of 100 finalist across 7 regions Naandi is in the list of South Asian region contenders. Naandi has achieved this position for its Organic Coffee Cultivation in Araku Valley . Its attempt to empower the tribal people of Araku has really proved to be successful.
The 100 finalists selected on June 23rd ,2008 were invited to the World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C. On September 24-26th,2008.
This competition will provide a big platform to turn an innovative idea for sustainable agriculture into reality. A huge grant funding of around US$200,000 which will be funded for 2 years to the best innovative idea based on selection will be decided by a bank of jury comprising of International Development Experts.
So,its time for Naandi to turn its idea into reality,moreover - an idea can change lives,and
Naandi has always a better idea.
The list of the South Asian Contenders are given below and Naandi is marked-
|No||Country||Proposal Title||Organization Name|
|4277||India||Seawater Greenhouse For Arid Regions||Seawater Greenhouse Ltd|
|4893||India||Waste To Wealth By Incubating Mini Cold Storage Technology Ventures In Ppp Model||Trec-Step|
|5108||India||Promoting agriculture systems resilient to climate variability and change by creating self adjusting community institutions enabled through use of ICT in coastal Gujarat||Winrock International India (WII)|
|5401||India||Internet Kiosk-Community Radio Stations In The Mountains,Joining Local Farmers To Global Markets||Umeed|
|5610||India||Farmer's Commodity Exchange||i4 INFOTECH PVT LTD|
|5775||India||Sampark-Kranti: Creating Opportunities For Assured And Remunerative Horticulture Marketing For Small And Marginal Farmers In Central Uttar Pardesh, India||Sampark Samaj Kalyan Sansthan|
|6240||India||Demonstrating “Collective Land Ownership Models” Of Panchayat Land That Reflects“ Collective Entrepreneurship” To Improve Economic Outcomes For Socially Excluded Women||Manav Seva Sansthan "Seva"|
|6258||India||Aeinex - Agro Enterprise Information Exchange||Community Enterprise Forum International|
|6259||India||Improving Livestock Health For Small Farmers Through Market Linkages And New Technologies: Applying Move (Market Oriented Value Enhancement) Through A Vet Net Portal||Best Practices Foundation|
|6440||India||Sustainable Livelihoods For Tribal Farmers In Araku Valley Through Organic Coffee Cultivation||Naandi Foundation|
|5414||Nepal||Dignifying High Altitude Agriculture through Gravity Ropeway||Support Activities for Poor Producers of Nepal|
|6252||Nepal||Riverbed Farming For Landless In Nepal||Helvetas|
|6261||Nepal||Developing Market For Carbon Sequestration In Agriculture||People's Agriculture Research And Development Center|
|6875||Nepal||Promotion of Rice Husk Stoves in Nepal||National Agricultural and Environmental Forum|