Economic Development of Tibetan Settlements

The Economic Development of Tibetan Settlements (EDOTS) program is creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for Tibetans in exile in India and Nepal. Through scalable models of improved organic farming, workforce development and entrepreneurship support, the project aims to reduce out-migration from Tibetan settlements and preserve Tibetan culture. Over two years, we are promoting organic farming commercially and for households, using innovative methods such as WADI plantations, improving organic produce supply chains and supporting micro-enterprises to participate in these supply chains, providing intensive business support and mentoring for 40 Tibetan entrepreneurs, and running employability and skills training for 570 young Tibetans, thereby helping them to find meaningful and well-paid work.