Third Sector Awards 2022

We are delighted that, for the second year running, Shivia has been shortlisted for a Third Sector Award in the category ‘Small Charity, Big Achiever’.

On 30th September the winners will be announced…we have our fingers crossed that our project ‘Creating sustainable livelihoods for marginalised farmers in India’ will be successful.

About our nominated project:

In 2014, Shivia developed a programme to stop the cycle of poverty facing small holder farmers in West Bengal. The cause was often years of over-use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides which depleted the soil to such an extent that crop yields were too low to make farming a viable source of income. Added to this, the cost of agri-inputs was rising rapidly. Families that depended on farming for their livelihoods were facing destitution and many fathers and sons were forced to migrate to towns and cities to find work, leaving mothers and younger children to fend for themselves back in the villages. So Shivia launched Agri-management Services, a training programme tailored to the specific needs of these farming families. Our goal was simple: to empower marginalised farmers with the tools and training to make farming not just profitable but environmentally viable too. Now our farmers earn their income with dignity and families stay together in their home village. We have trained over 7,400 farmers with our holistic approach to sustainable and responsible farming and they are literally reaping the rewards with increased productivity, yields and money in the bank!

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  • It has been a pleasure to help shine a light on the inspirational work that Shivia does. The team’s passion and determination to make a lasting difference to families living in poverty – and doing so respectfully – is clear in every interaction. By contributing support for their marketing communications and brand identity evolution, we hope that they will be able to empower even more people in the future.
    Rebecca Lovelock
    Founder at Bretom
  • Shivia’s work is very impressive - how it is carried out and who the people are working in the locations.  It is a very healthy and together team which is being very effective.
    Jane Meyer
    Trustee of T&J Meyer Family Foundation
  • "The work Shivia does is simple and yet so life-changing, we’re thrilled to have been part of the charity’s growth story and hope to partner with them for many years to come.”
    Marisa Charosky
    Coordinator - Artemis Charitable Foundation
  • Agri-management Services has the capacity to deliver lasting change for our farmers. I have always felt that the farmers feed our nation while they can hardly afford to feed themselves. What an irony. So if my team and I are able to help farmers earn a sustainable income through agriculture, there’s nothing better than this.

    Joe Rao
    Lead Consultant for Shivia
  • I have witnessed first-hand how Shivia has not just changed but transformed people's lives with its livelihood programmes.
    Yasmine Hilton
    Chairman - Shivia
  • Alquity supports Shivia because they transform lives by giving people the opportunity to do things themselves and they do it with dignity.
    Suresh Mistry
    Director - Alquity