Bhorgiri Wild Vegetable Festival was held on 11th September 2022 in Bhorgiri village, Bhimashankar. The initiative was strengthened by the participation of about 600 tribal people. Organized by Bhorgiri Gram Panchayat and Women SHGs, Kalpavriksh (Pune), S.M.Supe Memorial Foundation (Pune), Rajgurunagar Agriculture Department and Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA, Pune), the festival was a big success with participation by about 274 women from All Women SHG members of Bhorgiri, Bhivegaon, Yelavali, Bhomale (U0, Bhomale (L), Kharpud, Mhasewadi.
Following are the youtube videos links to catch the glimpse of the festival:
Kalpavriksh, the South Asia regional coordinator for ICCA Consortium, in collaboration with
Seva Mandir, and Metastring Foundation, have developed a web portal, with the objectives of bringing recognition and visibility to CCAs, providing a space for learning exchanges between communities and creating an analysis tool to impact policy change.
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People in Conservation: Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihood Security. Vol 10, Issue 2, Sept – March 2022 (Hindi)
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Five civil society organisations are encouraging the UT Administration and the Hill Council, along with Ladakhi society, to recognise and strengthen the goba (or nambardar) system.
In a detailed study led by Kalpavriksh (a Pune-based organisation active in Ladakh), in coordination with Ladakhi organisations Snow Leopard Conservancy – India Trust (SLC-IT), Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF), Ladakh Media and Arts Organisation (LAMO), and Local Futures, it was found that the goba system is still highly relevant for Ladakhi society. Across the Leh district, people continue to have faith in this system, and insist that it should continue along with the Panchayat system.
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[COVID-19 Pandemic: Worlds Stories from the Margins] What does self-reliance really mean? Amazing stories from India’s margins
Can you imagine Dalit women farmers in Telangana, once facing hunger and deprivation, contributing 20,000 kgs of foodgrains for COVID19-related relief? Farmers on the Tamil Nadu – Karnataka border continuing to send organic food to Bengaluru consumers even during the lockdown? Villages in Kachchh and Tamil Nadu handling anti-COVID19 health measures, with minimal outside help? And adivasis (indigenous people) in central India with community funds able to take care of migrant workers who have had to come back to their villages?
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