Livelihoods

Environmental conservation and sustainability, respecting ecological integrity and limits

The search for dignified, ecologically sustainable and meaningful livelihoods and jobs is featured in this section. This includes the continuation and enhancement of fulfilling traditional occupations that communities choose to continue, including in agriculture, pastoralism, forestry, fisheries, crafts, and others in the primary economy. It also includes sustainable, dignified jobs in manufacturing and service sectors where producers and service-providers are in control of their destinies and revenues are equitably distributed.

Aamon: Tribal women in violence-hit Bengal province triple incomes with organic rice; revive traditional varieties

4923 women farmers in 140 villages in Jhargarm are part of Aamon that is managed by the women members. They use the latest technology to process the paddy and Aamon sells across India.

How One Man’s Conviction Put Jibhi Valley on the World Tourism Map

Jibhi Valley's first homestay paves the way for eco-tourism showing that it's possible to build sustainable livelihoods without harming nature

Samarpanam: Offerings for a Resilient Community

Samarapanam started as a simple store in a small room in a house, sourcing produce from a few nearby farmers - a community activity and a social responsibility.

How Sumi Nagas’ traditional knowledge helps them navigate nature’s vagaries

Elders in the community say that the ecological indicators help them predict weather even in a changing climate.

Defenders Of The Forest: How Forest Dwelling-Communities Of Gondia Are Regenerating Forests

"We know for a fact that if our forests are saved, our future generation is safe."

Decentralisation and Food Democracy

Caxton Christdhas, a human in the process of naturally growing one’s own food, envisioning self-reliant and decentralised food systems.

If Nature was our Teacher, would things be different?

Syamantak, a commune that consciously connects open learning and sustainable living in a rural space, and embodies the art of community participation.

जिल्हा प्रशासन-ग्रामसभांमध्ये सामंजस्य करार : वनाधारित शाश्वत विकासासाठी होणार मदत (in Marathi)

जैवविविधता संवर्धन व शाश्वत विकास या संकल्पनांना सोबत घेऊन आदिवासींच्या उपजीविकेच्या उन्नतीसाठी गौण वनोपजांवर आधारित हा प्रकल्प हाती घेण्यात आला आहे.

प्रशासन व ग्रामसभा में हुआ करार अनोखी पहल : लेखा-मेंढा ग्रामसभा से ऐतिहासिक शुरुआत (in Hindi)

जैवविविधता संवर्धन व शाश्वत विकास इस संकल्पना से आदिवासियों के उपजीविका के विकास के लिए गौण वनोपज पर आधारित यह प्रकल्प शुरू किया गया है.