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The Initial Study of Evaluating the Energy Needs of the Poorest of the Poor (PoP) Farmers using Community Managed Sustainable Agriculture (CMSA) in Andhra Pradesh


The main focus of this study was to investigate the sociological, institutional, technical,and economic aspects of energy use and consumption of the Poorest of the Poor (PoP) families in rural Andhra Pradesh (AP). These families are considered to be the most vulnerable in the rural areas of AP, and most often than not, do not have reliable access to various amenities such as electricity, water, and other fuels.The study was also conceptualised to act as a base for further investigation to integrate these local household energy needs and sources with Community Managed Sustainable Agriculture (CMSA) practices in Andhra Pradesh. It also aimed to integrate and evaluate the current energy needs of PoP families in the context of their current lifestyle, the sources of energy, potential needs and aspirations for an enhanced lifestyle, with the help of existing infrastructural and agricultural practices (such as CMSA) in AP.

Evaluating the Energy Needs of the Poorest of the Poor (PoP) Farmers using Community Managed Sustainable Agriculture (CMSA) in Andhra Pradesh