Through this event organized annually since 2007, Aranya brings together farmers, women’s groups, schools and other community volunteers to raise awareness about environment conservation especially the importance of biodiversity and climate change adaption and mitigation. The campaign includes tree plantations, field demonstrations of effective methods of tree planting and nurturing and sharing of robust indigenous seed varieties.

Introduction/Project Description :

neac3The NEAC programme is supported by Ministry of Forestry and Environment, Govt of India with an objective to create awareness on conservation of environment with emphasis on biodiversity conservation .Aranya as an environmental NGO under the programme was given the task of creating environmental awareness in farming communities and tribals and to sensitize them towards adopting practices promoting biodiversity in nature and has been implementing this awareness campaigns annually since 2007.

Project Details :

N.E.A.C (2009-10) –  Climate Change Campaign for Caring Community

AWARENESS MEETING:         

Venue : Municipal Conference hall of Nirmal town

Day : 5th March 2010.

ACTION COMPONENT: 

Tree Plantation at Adivi Sarangapoor- Khanapoor mandal (7th March)

Activities: Demonstration of pit digging, plantation, mulching and watering

Participants: Men& Women farmers

images (1)Conclusion:

  • The farmers were motivated towards adopting chemical and and pesticides free cultivation or reduced usage.
  • As part of climate change strategy field demonstration was conducted on organic manure instead of chemical powder/fertilizers
  • Composting/demo pits filled with organic waste instead of burning it and polluting the air.
  • Participants have taken up the plantation of around 200 plants -Mango, Amla and Glyricidia

N.E.A.C (2010-11) – BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

Day : 9th March 2011,
Venue : Adavaisarangapur of Kanapur mandal. .
Participation : Near 100 Tribal farmers ; 10 villages1) Vengalapoor,2) Nagapoor3) Jilledugunta 4)  Adivisarangapoor,5) Pthasarangapoor 6) GN tanda7) Vepalaguda 8) Kolamguda

 PLAN OF ACTION:

  1. Awareness on Bio-Diversity
  2. Action component
  3. AWARENESS MEETING
  •  Assesing Climate change impact on Agriculture
  • Biodiversity impact on health and food security
  • Suggestions for improvement
  • Tree based farming systems are encourage
  • Diversified cropping systems shall be adopted to increase the food security
  • More organic matter shall be applied for the soil to increase food security
  • Farmers shall focus on subsistence farming 

ACTION COMPONENT:

Tree plantation:Alaneredu( Kumini) Wood apple, Amla and Movva
Crop Seed Distribution
Pegionpea and Rain fed Paddy
Composting
Participants: Men & Women farmers

CONCLUSION:

  • Each farmer took up demonstration of rain fed rice crop for seed production
  • The same local seed will be used by many farmers at community level in the next season
  • Each farmer has committed to take up  5 plants species for planting near farm lands for biodiversity promotion
  • Aranya NGO provided plant material and hand holding  for the farmers

 N.E.A.C (2011-2012) – FORESTS FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS

ACTION PLAN :

  • Pre Campaign Survey
  • Awareness  meeting
  • Live Demonstration
  • Interaction and visual displays
  • Plantation activity

Pre Campaign Survey :

AWARENESS CAMAPIGN / PROCESS  :

  • Public meeting/Seminar /camp
  • Lecture /AV show
  • exhibition/demonstration
  • Advertisement/poster/banner campaign
  • Preparation and use/distribution of resource material
  • Plantation activity

.ACTION COMPONENT :

A). Live Conservation demonstration :
B). Tree Plantation activity :
Venue: Gangapur village
Activities: Demonstration of pit digging, plantation, mulching and watering.
Participants:Farmers,women groups,school teachers,community volunteers.

Conclusion : The programme succeded to the level of sensitization of the community towards forest conservation .The impact creation leading the farmer and women groups to own responsibility for their own enviroinment ,thus adopting initiatives like alternative and natural farm practices,tree based farming ,tree plantations and conservation of forests,the impact flow also visible in the community feedback.
(Feedback  & Follow up  activity undertaken)

N.E.A.C (2012-13) – BIO DIVERSITY 

ACTION PLAN :

Pre Campaign Survey

  • Awareness  meeting
  • Live Demonstration
  • Interaction and visual displays
  • Plantation activity

 

Pre Campaign Survey :

 

AWARENESS CAMAPIGN / PROCESS  :

Public meeting/Seminar /camp

  • Lecture /AV show
  • exhibition/demonstration
  • Advertisement/poster/banner campaign
  • Preparation and use/distribution of resource material
  • Plantation activity

.ACTION COMPONENT :

A). Live Conservation demonstration :

B). Tree Plantation activity :
Venue: Lingapoor village -Kadam mandal
Activities: Collecting of diversified crop seed, vegetables
Participants:Farmers,women groups,school community volunteers.