Livelihood Resource Center (LRC)

The livelihood Resource Center is headed by Dr. Manisha Pandey. It is a centre where youth receive livelihood training to improve their skill sets and pave the route for a sustainable lifestyle and financial independence. Training programmes of the centre help youth to acquire the knowledge and abilities required to launch or expand their own businesses. It advises entrepreneurs with Marketing, Financial Planning, and some more business-related issues. LRC also helps members of the community to communicate with mentors, investors, and other resources.

Our Vision - Arise, act and achieve last-mile delivery of professional development services with quality, desirability, accountability, with entrepreneurial acumen in a sustainable manner for self-reliant rural communities across nations.

Our Mission - Harnessing talent and competency among rural youth equipped with cutting edge, state – of – art sustainable technologies with entrepreneurial acumen in the most challenging market scenario.

Didactic and Andragogy

  • Demystifying the KAS (Knowledge – Attitude – Skill) Model of capacity development
  • Deploying the ELC (Experiential Learning Cycle) and putting each learner into a unique learning situation wherein s/he may opt to attain higher level of proficiency in the subject as per the inherent competency, individual interest and making this compatible with the current and future conditions.
  • Learning by practice in a real time field situation – the live laboratories and on site learning opportunities provided by the field implementation units as well as the collaborators and partners inculcate both hands –on and minds – on learning to the participants.

Who we are and what do we have to offer

  • We live a legacy of success, of ownership of the small producers, of empowered communities and of sustainable solutions to chronic problems;

Our Core Values

•        Self-belief in sustainable solutions to chronic rural poverty;

•        Self-conduct based on equity and human dignity;

•        Strive to create excellence in all affairs of the institution development;

•        Support integrative interface with sustainable yet cutting edge technologies;

•        Service centric approach to all institutions and individuals in the field of development management.

Core Competencies

•        Capacity building and training at professional and paraprofessional in the key sectors and sub – sectors viz participatory natural resources management through watershed development and management, participatory irrigation management, farming system development through GAP / responsible crop initiatives, Organic agriculture, value chain development, commercially viable institution development and sustainable rural livelihood initiatives;

•        Developing PCM protocols in the projects under NRM and Farming Systems development;

•        Continual education - through community colleges offering non – credit and credit certificate courses of 3 months, 6-month duration, 1-year duration Diploma in Organic Agriculture, RCI and GAP, 2-year full time post graduate diploma in development management and agribusiness duly approved and recognized by the central and state level bodies like AICTE, NCVT, ASCI, UGC and or University of DoHE of state

•        Providing end – to – end solutions for developing commercially viable primary producer’s institutions, developing business models and business plans, developing and supporting key business processes in the field of certified seed production, trading of key agriculture commodities, building and managing brands of fresh and perishables, e-marketing through B2B and P2B portals;

•        Knowledge management, learning and documentation services especially in the field of NRM, WRDM, FSRD, FPC Management;

A Resource Centre offering

•        Live Laboratories;

•        Dexterities for farm sector professionals, para- professionals and primary producers;

•        Field Schools;

•        Action Research

•        Development communication and media services;

•        CSR Support Center;

•        Stakeholder Consultation Forum;

•        Rural BPOs and Call Centers;

Business Panorama

•    Enhancing Human Capital – Developing Competencies among youth especially rural both at professional and para – professional level to create a cadre of competent combative workforce to fight poverty, inequities and indignities through:

a) Training,

b) Teaching,

c) Coaching; and

d) Mentoring indifferent sectors and sub – sectors of rural development;

•    Commission, Collaborate, Conduct and Contribute in Action Research – in the sectors and sub sectors falling in the ambit of sustainable rural development ensuring sustainable rural livelihoods;

•    Establish, engage in and encourage development management education – through community colleges, green colleges, sector / sub sector school / academies of development management;

•    Create rural development management knowledge hubs – through development communication, community radio stations, village knowledge centers, e-learning centers etc…

•    Establish and enable rural competency centers - to provide state – of – art facilities for cutting edge technologies like GIS, GAP Competency center, organic certification facilitation centers, rural livelihood support centers, skill development, certification and facilitation centers;

•    Consultancy support – having a well-knit network of experienced professionals working in different institutions, it strives to provide hands – on consultancy support to CSR initiatives, business process support to agribusiness initiatives, Farmer Producers Organizations especially FPCs, mega government and non – government initiatives in sectors like NRM, WRDM, statutory and brand management support etc.

Proposed Key Faculties

1. Faculty of CBNRM and Climate Change;

2. Faculty of Agribusiness Management;

3. Faculty of Agriculture Technology Management;

4. Faculty of IT in RD;

5. Faculty of Institution Development;

6. Faculty of Social Development and Gender;

7. Faculty of Rural Entrepreneurship;

8. Faculty of Post-Harvest Management;

9. Faculty of Agriculture Economics and Farm Management;

10. Faculty of Rural Planning;

11. Faculty of Human Capital Management

12. Faculty of Farming Systems Development and Management

Accreditations & Certifications

•        NCVT / ASCI

•        NSQF/NVEQF

•        ISO 9001:2008 for QMS to be applied;

•        AICTE approval

•        Part of the University

Courses on offer

•        Short term customized training courses as per the capacity building need assessment (CBNA) conducted by LRC professional academic experts or as demanded by the client / sponsoring organization on the core thematic areas and expertise of LRC;

•        The short courses are of the duration varying between 3 days to 30 days, most of these courses are on – campus with pre and post event evaluations. LRC’ internal academic council exercises quality control on the course ware, modules, Anagogical considerations and methods applied for each course session wise conducts serious pre and post event evaluations in the most transparent manner with utmost fairness and verifiability.

•        Participants are provided with a learning portfolio both in hard and soft digital versions and are encouraged to refer to the learning material during the interactive sessions.

•        Participants are provided with a “Certificate of Participation” on successful completion of the course and in case wherever applicable a detailed feedback and score sheet along with a “Certificate of Merit” is also provided.

•        LRC offers 3-month noncredit certificate and 6-month credit certificate courses in Seed Enterprise, GAP Certification, CBNRM, Use of GIS in Rural Development, 1 Year Diploma in Organic Agriculture, PGDM in Rural and Urban Management. MBA in Rural Management, FPO Management Course

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