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Ago-Horticultural Intervention in the Wasteland as a Part of Desertification, Land Degrdation and Drought|
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Ago-Horticultural Intervention in the Wasteland as a Part … [India]

In the location agriculture is rain fed and the prevailing livelihood pattern is characterized by seasonal employment and consequent seasonal migration to urban area in search of employment. The dwindling forest resources have jeopardized agriculture and livestock productivity due to shrinking of water resource and poor fuel and fodder supply. …

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Gharat (Water Mills) - A Traditional Eco-friendly Practice
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Gharat (Water Mills) - A Traditional Eco-friendly Practice [India]

'Gharats' or water flour mills run on a stream's kinetic energy to turn the shaft of the grinding mill. The water is diverted from the stream or river along a channel or canal to the water wheel. The force of the water's movement drives the blades of a wheel or …

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Farmer’s Manage Ground Water System
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Farmer’s Manage Ground Water System [India]

Sustainable Ground Water Management through reducing pumping of the ground water to the extent of recharge. was integral part of the cropping system. The net effect of natural groundwater recharge conditions and demand side management of groundwater was visualized through static water level in the monitoring wells. Changing cropping patterns …

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Environmental Regeneration through Wasteland Development
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Environmental Regeneration through Wasteland Development [India]

Sandy, degraded, gullied undulated land was developed through a set of activities in collaboration with the local village communities in order to solve their problem of fuel and fodder and check the process of desertification in the area.|

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Participatory Climate Monitoring (PCM)
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Participatory Climate Monitoring (PCM) [India]

Participatory Climate Monitoring (PCM) refers to a set of activities carried out by farmers, with initial support of experts, to monitor climate parameters. It involves recording of viz., rainfall, humidity, temperature, evaporation, wind velocity, wind direction and sunshine hours. PCM is a tool that is intended to trigger discussion on …

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Wastelands development
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Wastelands development [India]

GBS in consultation of the local village communities conceptualised a plan of project for developing the wasteland near village Todaladi (later named as Gandhivan) in order to address the key problems of the people. The community people were agreed upon the proposal and assured of all kinds of their support …

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Comprehensive approach to environmental management through holistic development.
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Comprehensive approach to environmental management through holistic development. [India]

Soil and water conservation through a systematic ridge to valley area treatment (Continuous contour trenches (CCT), afforestation, farm bunds) is done that prevents soil erosion. The drainage line treatment is also carried out beginning from the ridge with gully plugs, nala bunds, gabion structures and check dams only at the …

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Agro-horticultural Intervention for productive utilization of barren Land   
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Agro-horticultural Intervention for productive utilization of barren Land [India]

In eastern part of India agriculture is rain fed and the prevailing livelihood pattern is characterized by seasonal employment and consequent seasonal migration to urban area in search of employment. The dwindling forest resources have jeopardized agriculture and livestock productivity due to shrinking of water resource and poor fuel and …

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Sustainable land Management through Multi-tier Cropping system WADI model
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Sustainable land Management through Multi-tier Cropping system WADI … [India]

WADI (small orchard) programme was introduced during 1980s in Vansda District in Gujarat by BAIF Development Research Foundation, Pune as Comprehensive Tribal Development Programme. This provided to be one of the most successful among various initiatives taken by the Government and Non-Government Organization (NGOs) to improved the economic status of …

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Natural Resource Management in degraded land area
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Natural Resource Management in degraded land area [India]

The treatment of the watershed area is basically through Soil & Water conservation work, the treatment planned is based on the available material and resources available within watershed. The Best Practice adopted in watershed is to ensure the community participation since beginning of the project. Right from starting the intervention, …

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