Under this Initiative, CEI helps various tribals to develop and implement Sustainable Entrepreneurship Models by selling locally grown organic vegetables and fruits. CEI has recently carried out the Agro-Entrepreneurship Initiative that spans across 10 Tribal Villages in Raigad and Thane Districts of Maharashtra and works to enable the creation of viable Agri-Businesses.
We have helped tribals to develop and implement the CEI Sustainable Entrepreneurship Model, which aims to create a circular economic system. It enables the tribals to launch profitable small businesses of selling locally grown organic vegetables.
We contribute by:
- Providing logistical support, sales, marketing, and distribution infrastructure, including access to retail and wholesale agriculture market.
- Facilitating increased participation of tribal women in the Agro-Entrepreneurship Initiative ensuring substantial income generation and social empowerment.
- Giving access to traditional ways of growing these vegetables belonging which is unique to their indigenous cuisine. This has helped to enhance and embrace tribal cultural space and tourism potential of Tribal Hamlets.