Tier II Programmes

ACCESS led Programmes

Project Name: AMAZE (Advancing Maize Agri- Producers Through Zonal Enterprises)
Project Location: 05 South western districts of Odisha
Supported by: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Deptt. Of Mission Shakti & Deptt of Agriculture & Farmer’s Empowerment , Govt. of Odisha
Outreach: 10,000 farmers

Project Digi-Sashkt aims to economically empower women entrepreneurs in Jaipur by building their capacities to successfully own and manage operations of micro-enterprises (small businesses), access business support services and strengthen their agency in household and business decisions. The project emphasises a twin-track approach of gender empowerment and digital literacy of women while focusing on enabling womenpreneurs to develop and realise their potential for sustainable business growth. The theory of change for this project states that if women-preneurs are imparted business improvement training, and alongside sensitised and empowered on gender issues and the opportunities and risks of adopting digital tools, they will eventually register sustained business growth and digital and social empowerment.

With convergence support from Department of Mission Shakti, ACCESS would also support promotion of 100 women maize Producer Groups (PGs) and 05 women Producer Companies in line with Odisha Livelihood Mission guideline. The Producer Companies and Producer Groups would be mobilized to support building capacity of women maize farmers in bulk handling maize during sale through small aggregation centres, procurement of maize specific equipments for adoption of farm mechanization practices, training on package of practices in sustainable maize production, FPC governance & business management etc.