The VipananSewa Project (VSP)- Agri-business development project for cooperatives in Champawat and Pithoragarh district
Total Project Cost : INR 90,18,867 Funding Agency :Ford Foundation Project Area:Champawat and Pithoragarh District Period:2005-2010
The VipananSewaproject supported by the Ford Foundation and implemented from 2005 to 2009. In this project we provided technical support and services to the farmer groups andSelf Reliant Cooperatives of Champawat and Pithoragarh districts to strengthening 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 assignment's aim was to build the capacity of the self-help groups and their federations in marketing and value addition of farm produce. The project has focussed to benefit more than 20,000 small and marginal hill farm household through marketing of off-season vegetables, fruits, and medicinal plants in an organised manner.
The Education and Literacy project (ELP).
Total Project Cost : INR 1,37,08,240/- Funding Agency :Jules and Paul-Émile Léger Foundation, Canada Project Area:Champawat and Pithoragarh District Period:2006-2011
The Education and Literacy Project, supported by the Jules and Paul-Émile Léger Foundation, Canada was implemented from 2006 to 2011. The education and literacy project is an introduction to enhance knowledge and awareness on economic and the health issues especially of women and child in remote hill areas of Champawat and Pithoragarh districts. 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 was 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
Total Project Cost : INR 85,57,797 Funding Agency :UDWDP in Augustmuni Division of the district of Rudraprayag Project Area:Augustmuni, Rudraprayag District Period:2010-2014
CBED has implemented livelihood enhancement through 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 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
Details Technical Report preparation of Springshed Mangment for Nanital Dictrict.
Total Project Cost : INR 3,60,000/- Funding Agency :Uttarakhand Forest Department Project Area:Nainital Period:May 2019-June 2019
Detailed Project Report (DPR) Preparation for micro watershed management planning under Integrated Watershed Management Program (IWMP)
Total Project Cost : INR 5,26,764 Funding Agency : Agriculture Department, Government of Uttarakhand Project Area:Narendranagar, Tehri District Period:2013-2014
Bio resource assessment and value chain analysis of ABS potential species/products in selected districts of Garhwal region, Uttarakhand.
Total Project Cost : INR 3,75,000 Funding Agency : GIZ Project Area:Haridwar, Puri and Uttarkhasi District Period:2017-2018
CBED has worked on a study “Bio-Resource Assessment and Value Chain Analysis of ABS Potential Species/Products In Selected Districts of Garhwal Region, Uttarakhand” with the support of GIZ Uttarakhand has an enormous wealth of bio-resource owing to a high degree ofecological and climatic diversity. Registering the existing status of bio-resources, theircollection procedure, trade and associated value chain is essential for their conservation.Keeping these considerations in mind the present study was conducted in Haridwar,Uttarkashi and Pauri districts of Uttarakhand. While Haridwar occurs in plains ofUttarakhand, the other two districts are mountainous.The objectives of the study were an assessment of flora and fauna and their rarity,diversity, fragmentation, habitat condition, resilience and threats. Also, inventorization oftraditional knowledge of extraction/harvesting uses and dependency on bio-resources /NTFPs / medicinal plants of the locals.
The methodology adopted for achieving the objectives included discussions with theconcerned authorities for selection of villages, questionnaires based survey of the householdsand PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal) for the mapping of available bio-resources.Approaches i.e. BCG (Boston Consultancy Group) and species selection index wereadopted for identifying the species with ABS potential in the three districts. BCG matrix isthe selection criterion for the species having high availability and high price while speciesselection index focuses on the criterion like market availability, storage facility, price etc.14 species from all the three districts which could be targeted for ABS mechanism wereidentified. These are Terminalia chebula, T. bellirica, Aegle marmelos, Mallotusphilippensisand Ocimumgratissimum from Haridwar, Parmelia spp., Moss Ghaans, Bryophyllumpinnatum, Zanthoxylum armatum, Bombax ceiba and Dioscoreabulbiferafrom Pauri andOcimumgratissimum, Parmeliaspp. and Rhododendron sp. from Uttarkashi. These species
are collected by the forest department/agencies like JilaBheshaj Sangh and UFDC with thehelp of villagers. And traded through the legalised mechanism (Herbal Mandi’s).Collection of bio-resource is a culture amongst the forest communities ofUttarakhand. More involvement of locals could only be achieved if proper incentives wouldbe given to them. Also, Construction of Biodiversity Management Committees and People’sBiodiversity Register can prove to be a beneficial approach for the conservation of bioresources
The Integrated Livelihood Support Project (ILSP).
Total Project Cost : INR 2,40,71628/- Funding Agency :UGVS, Government of Uttarakhand Project Area:Jaunpur, Tehri and Munakot, Pithoragarh District Period:2015- 2020
CBEDis implementing “integrated Livelihood Support Project” with the financially support of Uttarakhand Gyamya Vikas Samiti (UGVS), Government of Uttarakhand in two blocks Jaunpur, Tehri district and Munakot, Pithoragarh district. The main objective of project is to reduce poverty in hill districts of Uttarakhand through enable rural households to take up sustainable livelihood opportunities integrated with the wider economy. The main component of the project is food security and livelihood enhancement. We have formed 450 producers groups and 10 Cooperatives. Project activities focus on the strengthening and capacity building of LCs and Producer Groups to increase their farm and non-farm productivity and market value. The project began in February 2015
Preparation of People's Biodiversity Registers.
Total Project Cost : INR 7,20,000/- Funding Agency :Uttarakhand Bio-diversity Board Project Area:Tehri District Period:2017-2020
CBED is working on preparing of People Biodiversity Registers, an innovative decentralized approach by the Government to use and safeguard our biodiversity and traditional knowledge. We document village based exist of flora and fauna with the help of local people and other stakeholders in the six villages, Khason, Thapla, Chakrada, Choda, Karkhedi and Bamradi in Tehri district of Uttarakhand.
Livelihood Enhancement through Integration of mushroom cultivation and dairy farming in Jaunpur Block
Total Project Cost : INR 9,55,500/- Funding Agency :G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development Project Area:Jaunpur, Tehri and Munakot Period:2017-2020
CBED is implementing project on 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 is to develop sustainable strategies to strengthen and improve the current status of hill farmers. The project aims to develop an integrate model to address the issues related to enhancement of livelihoods, food security, and better access to energy and water. Considering the socio-cultural and financial needs of the villages, the project is identifying socially feasible, economically viable and environmentally sound option through mushroom cultivation and dairy farming in Jaunpur block, Tehri Garwal.
Sustaining livelihood through rain water harvesting for small scale productive use’ –promotion of medicinal plants in inter cropping
Total Project Cost : INR 55,25,500/- Funding Agency :The Hans Foundation Project Area:Devprayag, Tehri District Period:2017-2020
CBED is implementing project on Sustaining livelihood through rain water harvesting for small scale productive use’ –promotion of medicinal plants in inter cropping with the support of The Hans Foundation. Main object of the project is 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 inter cropping of medicinal plants in traditional crops and use of other appropriate agricultural inputs. The project has been implanted with 200 farmers in 5 village of Devprayag block in Tehri district