Stop deforestation and restore community lands

by Krishi Avam Paristhitiki Vikas Sansthan (KRAPAVIS)
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Indigenous pastoralist community meets at Raika
Indigenous pastoralist community meets at Raika

The project communities have undertooken planting trees including water harvesting on their grazing land (community lands), during this monsoon. Many indigenous plants like Ber (Zizyphus mauritiana), Dhok {Anogeissus pendula), Kair {Capparis decidua}, Hingota {Balanites Egyptiaca}, Neem {Azardirachta indica}, Peepal {Ficus religiousa}, Bargad {Ficus bengalisis}, Gular {Ficus glomerata}, Salar {Boswellia serrata}, Babul {Acacia nilotica}, Dhak/ Khakhra (Butea monosperma), Jamun (Syzygium cuminii), Shisham and Aonla, and so on have been planted. The communities recognise their grazing land as a source of water, food, fodder, fuel and medicines, including other benefits, are to wildlife and communities livelihoods;

  • reducing the human-animal conflict potential by reducing the need for human forays into the deep forest for biomass for cooking fuel and fodder for their livestock
  • improving and enlarging the tree-sheltered area for the extant wildlife
  • improving the food supply for the fauna, especially for tree-dependent species
  • improving water catchment in that area
  • sinking carbon

“Gauchara jamin Sanrakshan hamari Prathmikta hai kyoki hamara jeevan esi jamin par tika hai”, conservation of grazing land is our priority because our lives revolve around these lands ; shares the Gujjars & the Meena (indigenous pastoralist communities in Raika & Dhamred villages) in their village meetings, on 4 July 2018 & 14 Aug 2018. These indigenous communities are also fighting for their grazing rights.

Pastoralist women plant tree on their common land
Pastoralist women plant tree on their common land
Village children also see their future in planting
Village children also see their future in planting
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Sudan officials on the Project site
Sudan officials on the Project site

A group of 22 Sudan officials, representing Butana Integrated Rural Development Project (BIRDP), an IFAD funded project in Sudan; visited KRAPAVIS project and field work on forestry related interventions, soil & water conservation and livestock interaction – community development on 5th May, 2018. The main objective/ purpose of this tour was to help enrich the visiting team’s knowledge on how rural development programs initiated by both Government and Non-government organisations (NGOs)on the themes like livestock, agriculture, watershed development, micro finance etc are contributing to poverty alleviation. “The visit was found to be very enriching and knowledge gaining. On behalf of Intercooperation I once again thank you for giving us the opportunity to visit and learn from your organization and I wish you all the success in your strides in development of commons in Rajasthan. ---- Your field work speaks about you and your organization ---- It is an excellent work“, reports Dr. Rao, Livestock Consultant and Senior Advisor to the Intercooperation.

KRAPAVIS’ project undertaken activities related to restoration of community grazing lands, particularly Orans’ renovation, through field demonstrations on forestry (nursery raising and plantation), soil & water conservation and livestock development including livelihoods issues of the pastoralist communities.

Demonstration on restoring community lands
Demonstration on restoring community lands

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Natural resources are managed by pastoralists
Natural resources are managed by pastoralists

“This field visit clearly demonstrated that KRAPAVIS’ project increases villagers’ involvement in conservation, a better approach to human-wildlife coexistence than removal & relocation. Also, empowering and supporting communities to assert traditional resource management rights and techniques (water, grazing, Oran*) ----- Pastoralists and their herds (of buffalos, goats, camels) were seen in the immediate surroundings of villages, women were collecting dead wood for cooking fuel; demonstrating that natural resources management is effective---”, reports Ms. AUDIBERT-PESTEL Expert and Founder of the a French NGO, who visited the project, during 12-19 February 2018.

Under the project, biodiversity conservation measures were taken, native and endemic trees were planted during the last rainy season to improve the food supply for the wildlife, especially for tree-dependent species; to improve water catchment in that area; and to sink carbon. The trees nursery is based at the KRAPAVIS Center Native trees for domestic cattle and wild ungulates and cervids are replanted during the rainy season. Thus the project re-introduced the concept of traditional knowledge and coexistence, Oran means human & wildlife living together. Community resources maps were drawn with landmarks. Cattle are kept in surroundings of villages. Communities are all vegetarian, the diet is milk-based.

Pastoralist with milk pot; milk product to sell
Pastoralist with milk pot; milk product to sell

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Community play important role in land restoration
Community play important role in land restoration

On 30th Oct 2017, community leaders from the project villages met in an annual meeting, to discuss the importance of the restoration work on the community lands. They concluded that about 30-40 % of their yearly income was produced with directly or indirect contribution from the village common land. Apart from grazing our livestock on this land, we receive other various services from the community land are;

 Provisioning services

  • Sources of MFP (minor forest products, such as; medicinal plants, fruits, fuel wood, fodder etc.)
  • Soil and water conservation, ensure water supply for drinking and irrigation

Regulating services

  • Maintenance of forest and MFPs resources
  • Mitigation of natural hazards

Supporting services

  • Carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation
  • Pollination and seed dispersal
  • Amelioration of microclimate for flora and fauna

Cultural & amenity services

  • Religious, cultural tradition and ethnic identity
  • Landscape aesthetics, research and education

 Bholaram (55 years), a tribal leader shares, “lagbhag 40 pratishat aay hame shamalat jamin ke utpadan se hate hia, jo jayadtar charai tatha laghu van upaj ” (means around 40% of their annual income is from the CPRs (common property resources-land) and mainly through grazing and the MFPs).

Pastoralists use this land for grazing and water
Pastoralists use this land for grazing and water
community leaders met in an annual meeting
community leaders met in an annual meeting

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KRAPAVIS's work helps to restoring community lands
KRAPAVIS's work helps to restoring community lands

From 18-21 September 2017, GlobalGiving (GG) team conducted an evaluation of Krishi Avam Paristhitiki Vikas Sansthan (KRAPAVIS). It was an excellent and unique opportunity for KRAPAVIS. Two of the GG’s skilled Project Evaluator volunteers, namely Dr. Victor Gracia Priego & Ms. Andriana Laskari, visited KRAPAVIS to gain a better understanding of its work and how GG can better support KRAPAVIS team. Project evaluators worked closely with us, for 4 days, to do an organizational assessment, and their visit allowed an in-depth opportunity for sharing knowledge and skills.  The evaluators also provided training on how to effectively use GG’s technical systems including external review and professional feedback on our work and the organisation. Their visit has provided a more in-depth understanding of digital communications in order to increase awareness of KRAPAVIS team and reach larger audiences. A valuable audit report is yet to be received from the evaluators, which would be shared later –for proof of validation of KRAPAVIS work. In the meantime, Dr. Victor Gracia Priego & Ms. Andriana Laskari write “We found KRAPAVIS’s work very inspiring .....”

Evaluators meeting with the communities
Evaluators meeting with the communities
Evaluator interact with KRAPAVIS Staff & Board
Evaluator interact with KRAPAVIS Staff & Board

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Krishi Avam Paristhitiki Vikas Sansthan (KRAPAVIS)

Location: Alwar, Rajasthan - India
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Krishi Avam Paristhitiki Vikas Sansthan (KRAPAVIS)
Aman  Singh
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Aman Singh
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Alwar, Rajasthan India

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