Water Productivity – bioRe Association is participating as a sub project partner of WAPRO on organic cotton together with bioRe India in an international project focusing on increase water productivity in organic cotton farming. This project is being supported by SDC as well as Helvetas Switzerland.
This project has several components. These components are related to core aspects of WAPRO i.e. Push, Pull and Policy. Main activities of the sub project on organic cotton are mobilization of women from organic farming families into groups and take them towards water stewardship, selection of water friendly stay green Non GM Cotton varieties, training and dissemination on organic farming and water productivity, develop resource maps of selected villages through participatory rural appraisals and promote of drip irrigation system in resource poor farmers. On one hand we mobilize community and other hand involve state in understanding the issues raised by these women groups.