This project will primarily focus on the following to ensure food and nutrition security through Institutional Process for Learning Management. This project was implemented in the districts of Bolangir, Nayagarh districts.. The project aims to ensuring livelihoods security & incorporation of green energy among tribal, Dalits, fisher folk and other backward families by enhancing production and income of 4200 families through community resilient farming systems to climate change by the year 2015.

Farming at tribal hilly terain towards food and nutrition security

Implemented in

  • Asia / Pacific
  • India

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Sectors of activity
Environmental Services, Consumer Goods, Energy, Financial Sector, Food & Beverage

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation

Type of lead actor
Civil society

202857 US$

Start date

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Pradeep Mahapatra

Secretary & Chief Executive


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This Project is intended to strengthen the implementation of the sustainable livelihood program in Odisha supported by ICCO by leveraging the global experience of ICCO sustainable development.
Link to the broader view of poverty, highlights the crucial role of ‘context’ (especially vulnerability-context) – and how this influences the asset base, the selection of livelihood strategies, and the outcomes for households.
Gives space to local perspectives, Build on what exists - a multidimensional, integrated perspective that unites the concepts of economic development, reduced vulnerability, environmental sustainability ,The “Community Based Risk Reduction and Livelihood Promotion” under micro- watershed perspective with an objective of backward and forward linkage is one of the successful activity that has linked to Farm & Non-farm based livelihood based on micro watershed perspective:
-create a broad based canopy and canvas to accelerate to rejuvenate the resource base, the capability of vulnerable/ultra poor communities to enhance bargaining ability, skill up gradation with regard to Eco-entrepreneurships and minimizing health hazards and conservation of resources: thus it needs following areas: provisioning inputs & knowledge base, protecting resource base, promoting skills , entrepreneurships, technology & risk transfer


As collected through the One Planet Reporting

No activities have yet been reported under this initiative

Impact and Results

Rise in women in Agriculture as a shifting trend in rural agricultural based livelihood, Net increase in the incomes of women from farm and non-farm based interventions , benefit maximisation through adoption of innovative farming and non farming practices, Increased soil health and fertility to sustain agriculture based livelihoods, Improved food and nutritional security of women and their families & enhanced income , Increase in area under cultivation, cropping intensity and food production by women ,Strengthening of community Institutions for better management and control of resources , Development of resource pool of facilitators ,, Drudgery reduction for women in agriculture through use tools / technologies , Community adaptation measures evolved to reduce vulnerability I) Promotion of climate change impacts resilient integrated ecosystem based livelihood models with Green Energy and, ii) setting up institutional processes for learning, management and sustainability of project interventions.
i) Promotion of ecosystem based climate change resilient integrated livelihood models
• Ecosystem based Preventing Degradation & Agro- Ecology Development
• Life cycle based Micro-water resource development, Water Harvesting, Conservation, Restoration, Rejuvenation
• Gearing Green Energy, Greening , Biodiversity conservation
ii) Setting up institutional process for learning, management and sustainability
• Community institution building, Green Technology transformation scaling models
• Information, communication & knowledge management platform(Resource Hub)
• Skill building for women , Eco-prenureship towards revenue models

Next steps and how to get involved

There are ample opportunities in this areas as it is very much degrading and worst affected by recurrent droughts.Erratic rainfall, undulated terrain, fragmented ecology followed by frequency of droughts and disasters has severely affected the state of economic affairs in Odisha since last few decades. Ill-conceived policies, inadequate positive political will has fueled to marginalisation manifold affected life and livelihood ,The time has come to have a concerted action undertake broad based partnership to work together by garnering collective and shared responsibility to minimize the adverse impact of distress migration, degradation and climate chaos , livelihoods issues. There has greater need Protecting land mass from degradation, utilizing ecologically sensitive indigenous and alternative methods for land & water utilization, rejuvenation followed by adoption green energy, biomass conservation can help to achieve important prerequisites for environmental sustainability & livelihoods empowerment on enterprising mode linking with food system.