Catalyzing Local Economic Development in Barmer District

Barmer District lies in Rajasthan's Thar Desert, a remote and semi-arid region with few livelihood opportunities. TechnoServe is implementing an integrated social and economic development program called Barmer Unnati, which will raise incomes for 10,000 households across Barmer. Over five years, the program will build rural enterprises and human resources, improve natural resource management, and increase agricultural incomes by introducing new crops and building sustainable market linkages.