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2004

Establishment of fodder bank to promote grassland biodiversity and for sustainable drought relief (India)

Inde

Titre : Establishment of fodder bank to promote grassland biodiversity and for sustainable drought relief (India)

Pays : India

Numéro projet : SGP/GEF/IND/OP2/03/AP05

Domaine : Biodiversity

Durée : 2004-2005

Bénéficiaires : Animal Care Land

Présentation
The following are the major activities of the project : • To establish a community based management committee along with scientific experts for implemtation of project. • To develop 93.31 acres of government wasteland already identified for the establishment of fodder crop. • To cultivate wasteland with indigenous varities of fodder crops like Maize, Bajra etc. • A three tier system of fodder development will be established for the continuous availability of fodder. • To produce and preserve the fodder in the form of silage or hay and chaffed straw to meet the fodder requirement in the summer months. • To supply fodder to the local small and marginal farmers and land less poor. Allow grazing of animals in demarked area of fodder bank for mutual benefits. • To establish fodder seed bank to supply seeds for the local famers to establish fodder plots in their villages and farmlands.

Caractéristiques et résultats
A community based management committee was formed after conduct of PRA in the villages nearby the project site. Different SHGs such as farmers clubs, women thrift groups (DWCRA/Indira Kranti Pathakam of State Government) were involved in several occasions in the growing, harvesting, processing and preservation of fodders at the project by the project leader.
Because of the growing of several types of fodders in one particular locality a continuous livelihood can be provided by employment, by same of fodder slips/seeds by availability of seed material both for consumption (sustainability) and for sale to other needy farmers. This was amply proven under the present project where besides educating the farmers, they were also provided employment as well as fodder in the form of seed, slips, hay and silage through Fodder for Work program. Hence the sustainable livelihood can be generated under the project [provided financial support for the successful season-to-season operations are provided to the farmers.

Financement
Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 32,667.00
Co-Finanshing Cash : US$ 32,667.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 4,411.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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