We have been contributing in various sectors for the community, since 20+ years.
Our impact over the last 20 years
Our Current Projects
Sustainable Livelihood Enhancement through modern Agriculture and Horticulture Practices
The project goal is the creation of a sustainable and viable model of livelihood enhancement through introduction of modern agricultural & horticultural practices. The project will help in enhancing the livelihoods of associated members by introducing standard agricultural practices in traditional crops, medicinal and horticultural crops by leveraging government departmental schemes.
Livelihood Enhancement through Ganoderma Medicinal Mushroom Production in Tehri and Dehradun district of Uttarakhand.
Through the project we are developing a ganoderma based livelihood model in Tehri District and Dehradun District. Ganoderma Mushrooms has medicinal value and it has a huge demand in the market, through the project we are working on setting up a Ganoderma based enterprise to enhance the livelihoods of associated farmers.
Agri Clinic and Agri Business Center
CBED is recognised by National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE) as the nodal training institute in Uttarakhand under the centrally sponsored “Agriclinic and Agribusiness Centre Scheme” of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. CBED offers professional extension services to farmers which includes training, demonstrations, introduction to new technologies and providing support in raising funds to rural youth.
Uttarakhand Watershed Decentralized Watershed Project (GRAMYA) Phase- II
CBED is working as Agribusiness Support Organization (ABSO) under UDWDP Phase-II in Purola Division of the district of Uttarkashi from July 2020. As the ABSO, CBED is facilitating and supporting the implementation of component three of UDWDP Phase-II viz., “Enhancing Livelihood Opportunities” through agribusiness support, income generating activities, support for vulnerable groups and consolidation of Gramya-I activities.
Rural Livelihood Enhancement through Development of Mushroom Production Cluster in Indar, Hadagi and Kaleth Villages of Thauldhar block, Tehri, Uttarakhand.
CBED is implementing a project on rural livelihood enhancement through the development of a Mushroom Production cluster in Thauldhar block, Tehri Garhwal with the support of SEWA THDC. The main objective of the project is to provide reliable techniques for commercial cultivation of the three species of mushrooms (Oyster and Ganoderma) and to improve the income status of the farmers. The project aims to institutionalize a sustainable enterprise through the formation of a Mushroom producer Company.
Our Past Projects
The VipananSewa Project (VSP)- Agri-business development project for cooperatives in Champawat and Pithoragarh district
The VipananSewa project was supported by the Ford Foundation and implemented from 2005 to 2009. In this project we provided technical support and services to the farmer groups and Self Reliant Cooperatives of Champawat and Pithoragarh districts to strengthen their management and marketing capabilities. The project’s goal was “to create economic opportunities for low income farmers of Uttarakhand, by building strong, equitable and economically viable self-reliant cooperatives”.
The Education and Literacy project (ELP).
The Education and Literacy Project, supported by the Jules and Paul-Émile Léger Foundation, Canada was implemented from 2006 to 2011. The objective of the project was to increase the overall awareness of targeted vulnerable groups and women of mountainous areas on life affecting issues of poverty and health. The project promoted basic literacy skills of reading and writing, to help women develop confidence to participate in the developmental activities.
The Livelihood Enhancement through Agribusiness project
CBED has implemented livelihood enhancement through an agribusiness program of UDWDP in Augustmuni Division of the district of Rudraprayag from 2010 to 2014. The main objective of the project was to support the implementation of the Agribusiness component of the Uttarakhand Decentralised Watershed Development Project. The main work was to organise the community in farmer groups and their federations, conduct farm demonstrations and build capacity of the farming community in adopting high value crops as well as assist the community in value addition and processing of farm produce and rural market development in the area of Rudraprayag District in Uttarakhand
The Integrated Livelihood Support Project (ILSP).
CBED implemented the “Integrated Livelihood Support Project” with the financial support of Uttarakhand Gramya Vikas Samiti (UGVS), Government of Uttarakhand in two blocks Jaunpur, Tehri district and Munakot, Pithoragarh district. The main objective of the project is to reduce poverty in hill districts of Uttarakhand through enabling rural households to take up sustainable livelihood opportunities integrated with the wider economy.
Livelihood Enhancement through Integration of mushroom cultivation and dairy farming in Jaunpur Block
This project was for the livelihood enhancement through integration of mushroom cultivation and dairy farming in Jaunpur block with the support of GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development. The main objective of the project was to develop sustainable strategies to strengthen and improve the current status of hill farmers. Considering the socio-cultural and financial needs of the villages, the project identified socially feasible, economically viable and environmentally sound options through mushroom cultivation and dairy farming in Jaunpur block, Tehri Garhwal.
Sustaining livelihood through rain water harvesting for small scale productive use’ – promotion of medicinal plants in inter-cropping
CBED implemented the project on Sustaining livelihood through rain water harvesting for small scale productive use’ –promotion of medicinal plants in intercropping with the support of The Hans Foundation. Main object of the project was to increase in yield and income through development of micro irrigation practices and introduction of appropriate farming practices, to build awareness about the rain water harvesting and creating sustainable, replicable and viable model of livelihood enhancement through introduction of intercropping of medicinal plants in traditional crops and use of other appropriate agricultural inputs. The project has been implemented with 200 farmers in 5 village of Devprayag block in Tehri district.
Preparation of Technical Report
- Detailed Technical Report preparation of Springshed Management for Nainital District.
- Detailed Project Report (DPR) Preparation for micro watershed management planning under Integrated Watershed Management Program (IWMP).
- Bio resource assessment and value chain analysis of ABS potential species/products in selected districts of Garhwal region, Uttarakhand.
- People Biodiversity Registers for State Biodiversity Boards, Uttarakhand.
- Supported Archisa Welfare Society, New Delhi (AWS) in feasibility analysis and planning of fruit processing and value addition of medicinal plants and spices in Pithoragarh district in 2009.
- Impact assessment study of bamboo and fiber based livelihood promotion activities in Chamoli, Udham Singh Nagar, Pithoragarh and Champawat, Dehradun and Haridwar districts in 2008, for Uttaranchal Bamboo and Fiber Development Board Dehradun (UBFDB).