Forest Rights – Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam districts in Andhra Pradesh, Adilabad and Nagarkurnool districts in Telangana, Malkangiri district in Odisha covering 450 Villages.  Period – 2008 onwards.

Outcome:

  • IFR Titles received through CPF facilitation            : 9,458
  • Area                                                                                  : 20045 acres
  • CFR Claims submitted                                                   : 222

Water Resource Development in 3 IWMP Projects in 2 locations (Adilabad and Srikakulam): 69 Villages, 7588 HHs, Period-2010-18II 

      Outcome:

  • 13217 acres area treated under water resource development
  • Increase in the extent of land under cultivation by 11%
  • Waste lands reduced by 22.9%
  • 9.3 % decrease in extent of rain fed agriculture land
  • Increase in Ground water availability by 66%
  • 166% increase in the moisture index

Agro-ecological Practices

  • IFR title lands in Chenchu Community in NSTR : 96 Villages, 725 Farmers, Period-2009-13

Outcome:

  • 2132 acres of agriculture land treated
  • The average annual income from agriculture is Rs. 20,000
  • Dependence on collecting and selling NTFPs has reduced
  • Chenchus are mainstreamed into agri-society
  • IFR title lands in Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam districts in Andhra Pradesh, Adilabad and Nagarkurnool districts in Telangana, Malkangiri district in Odisha: 86 Villages, 3113 HHs, Period-2012 onwards

Outcome:

  • 4253 acres of agriculture land treated
  • 28 % increase in income per annum per HH through crop diversification
  • An amount of Rs. 5000/- average additional income received per acre per farmer by shifting from broadcasting to line sowing in Visakhapatnam district (588 farmers)
  • 2861 farmers have  accessed Agricultural schemes and services

Promotion of Horticulture plantations in IFR title lands : Mango- 500 acres, 22 Villages, 500 Farmers, Period-2011-18

Outcome:

  • 500 Farmers benefitted through Horticulture plantation of Mango
  • 321 farmers initiated cultivating of vegetables and pulses as intercrop in Mango plantations.
  • Getting additional income of Rs. 4000/- through Vegetables and Pulses cultivation and Rs 1500/- through Mango selling per acre per farmer (after self consumption)
  • Rejuvenation of Cashew Plantations in IFR title lands: 1023 acres, 14 villages, 658 HHs, Period-2015 Onwards

Outcome:

  • 658 farmers adopted agro eco methods  in cashew plantation
  • Increased yield by 35%
  • Getting additional annual income of Rs. 6020/- per acre per farmer
  • Promoted land development activities, intercrop, silviculture operations, agro-ecological practices etc.,

Processing / Value Addition

Adda leaf plate Making: 262 Villages, 7780 HHs, Period-2005-08

Outcome:

  • Average Annual income increased up to Rs. 3000/- per family
  • Contribution of this activity to the annual HH income is 22%

Safe and Sustainable Rock Bee Honey Harvesting: 126 Villages, 1534 Honey Harvesters, Period-2006-11

Outcome:

  • After the training, the members use protective gear and harvest the combs twice in a season (80 Per cent)
  • Reduced the drudgery involved in honey harvesting
  • Honey price increased from Rs. 80/- to Rs. 158/-
  • The average rate at which honey was sold recorded a 45% increase in the case of trainees and jus 11 % in the case of non trainees
  • There is a 53% increase in income per annum per HH

Cashew de-shelling: 14 Villages, 605 farmers, Period-2015 onwards

Outcome:

  • 294 cashew producers are aware on the advance processing methods
  • Mutual Aided Cooperative Society (MACS) has been registered for the cashew processing unit and being successfully managed by Community
  • 11.3 % increase in income per annum per HH

Long Pepper: 15 Villages, 676 farmers, Period-2015 onwards

Outcome:

  • 135 long pepper producers are aware on the advance processing methods
  • 141 women trained on cutting long pepper are using cutters
  • Farmers getting additional income of Rs. 39/- per KG

Turmeric: 15 Villages, 676 farmers, Period-2015 onwards

Outcome:

  • 162 turmeric producers are aware on the advance processing methods
  • Turmeric producing farmers using drum for processing instead of traditional method
  • Shelf life has been increased up to one year
  • Farmers getting additional income of Rs. 3/- per KG through drum processing