Livelihood Promotion

FXB India Suraksha envisions an India in which women and families lead self-reliant and empowered lives of dignity. With this vision, FXBIS has been establishing skill-based employment opportunities for women and strengthened individual and community-based capacities to run and grow the businesses.

FXBIS focuses on reviving traditional livelihood avenues using local resources and transference of technology. Women members of the FXBIS Self Help Groups (SHGs) participate in comprehensive training programmes, which equip them with the skills to sustainably run their businesses. SHGs are linked with cooperatives, financial institutions and government schemes for micro-financing opportunities, besides the linkages with market opportunities for products and services facilitated by FXBIS state teams considering the regional nuances.

Strategy Intervention


  • The FXBIS projects have promoted limited use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides by promoting 'Integrated Nutrition Management System' as well as serious promotion of vermi-composting. We have introduced mulching and trellis systems in veggie-cultivation and SRI (Systematic Rice Cultivation) in paddy. Government agriculture departments are networked with for active engagement and support with farmer beneficiaries through the FXBIS established "Agriculture Resource Centres". The ARC model won the prestigious SABERA Awards 2018 for best innovation in agricultural practices.
  • Enhancement of earnings and incomes, specially of rural families between 45-65% through introduction of innovative/improved methods of livestock management, high-yielding breeds, facilitating timely access to veterinary services and supplies. FXBIS projects have promoted upgraded systems of pisciculture, goat and pig-rearing and poultry to create an ecosystem enabling enhanced sustainable returns from all these activities.
  • Increased incomes on agriculture have been enabled through systematic approaches, which foremost include formation of farmers' groups (village-wise), trainings and exposures to better quality farming methods. Access to modern tools and seed capital are the add-ons.
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Key Interventions

Holistic Rural Development Programmes in Assam (Darrang & Kamrup) and Meghalaya (Ri-bhoi)

  • Capacity building of community institutions such as Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and ‘Farmer Clubs’ and exclusive women farmers’ clubs; establishment of digitized ‘Agriculture Resource Centres’ for farmers. Trainings and exposure visits promoting trade specific skills and learning for SHG women and Farmers. Initiatives increasing agriculture productivity such as introduction of “SRI - Systematic Rice Intensification” method in paddy cultivation; promotion of vegetable cultivation through trellis (pandals), mulching and integrated nutrition management methods, vermicomposting and its application in place of chemical fertilizers. Facilitating vegetable and flora-cultivation through poly-houses. Increasing household earnings through improved livestock management such as scientific goat farming, pisci-culture, poultry, piggery, and duck & fisheries-integrated farming linked with regular veterinary support. Assisting weaver clusters to revive their heritage practice, supporting them with improved input cost, time-saving looms and methods, market information and ease of access to markets. Identical support is provided to women engaged in eri silk extraction (Assam). Establishment of broom-making units with technical support, input cost and market access (Meghalaya).

Integrated Rural Development Programmes in Manipur (Imphal) and Tamil Nadu (Villupuram)

  • Orientation to women self-help group members, under ‘Entrepreneurship Development Programme’, in intervention slums to mentor and assist aspiring entrepreneurs for successfully building and sustaining their businesses. Mobilization of local youth to attend job-oriented skill-training workshops in order to enhance their employability prospects

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Integrated Development Of Most Vulnerable Communities In Remote Villages Of Chhattisgarh

The goal of the project is to achieve integrated development of most vulnerable communities through community based participatory interventions for better education, livelihoods, health and overall improved quality of life in selected villages of Chilathi and Patedih in Masturi Block.


Transforming Poor Rural Women Into Successful Entrepreneurs In The Selected Villages Of Uppalaguptam Mandal

Implemented in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, the goal of the project was to transform poor women as successful entrepreneurs to help them achieve economic empowerment and sustainable income sources.

Skill Building and Livelihood Promotion for Poor Women (2016):

Uttar Pradesh

Field Stories:

Weavers' Livelihood Programme of North-East

From Home-Makers to Change-Makers

Beyond Livelihoods