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Aranya permaculture women tribal

  1. 1. Tribal Women Permaculture Practices Aranya Agricultural Alternatives Andhra Pradesh, India
  2. 2. Aranya Agriculture Alternatives (Permaculture India) • “Aranya” means forest in Sanskrit • Aranya a self-regulating system • Aranya also the guiding principle of agriculture (hence the name Aranya Agricultural Alternatives) to encapsulate the regeneration philosophy of the age old Indian tradition and culture • An environmental and developmental organization working for remote tribal communities of Adilabad and Medak districts, Andhra Pradesh in north-central part of peninsular India registered No.1502 of 1999) AP (Telangana area) Public Societies Registration Act 1350 Fasli (Act 1 f1350 F)
  3. 3. Vision : Achieving Ecological and Sustainable Agricultural Livelihoods through Permaculture farming practices for a Green Globe Objectives of ARANYA : • To advocate and promote alternative and Permanent Agriculture practices with focus on sustainable natural resource management • To organize and strengthen the rural and farming communities to achieve food and nutrition security • To promote concept of biodiversity, natural resource conservation and organic practices • To empower rural communities women , farmers and youth on Permaculture practices, through capacity building • To empower women in particular to facilitate processes through which they would gain access and control over natural resources • To promote sustainable livelihoods by capacity building of different rural communities regarding indigenous and native technologies
  4. 4. ARANYA-A self regulating system Sustainable Livelihoods Natural Resource Management Empowering rural communities Permaculture Aranya Agricultural Alternatives
  5. 5. Permaculture In India • Inception in 1985 by Bill Mollison assisted by Robin Francis and Reny slay in Hyderabad,Andhra Pradesh • 1st Permaculture Design Certificate Course at Central university of Hyderabad in early 1987 • 1st Permaculture demonstration farm of 3.25 acre in Pasthapur,Zaheerabad,AP • 1st workshop on Permaculture; The Permaculture association of India formally formed in Nov,1989 • National conference on Permaculture in 1990,2nd PDC course, first Indian edition of Bill’s ‘Permaculture designer manual “ • Spread of workshops,literature and demonstrations in to other states,Orissa,Karnataka,Kerala,Tamilnadu and activities in further years
  6. 6. Spreading of Permaculture • Developing Permaculture demonstration farms, facilitating further establishments of nuclear Permaculture farms • Providing on hands training and support to imbibe Permaculture activity to selected NGO’s,individuals,Government organizations and research institutions to incorporate sustainable agricultural activities • Networking with nonprofit organizations ,groups working on NRM,biodiversity and with Government watershed project implementing agencies • Interstate exposure visits, Extending Internship programmes and promoting volunteerism
  7. 7. Activity spread cycle 1.Permaculture Pioneer farm (Pasthapur) 2.Kitchen Gardens (villages) 3.Farm development in schools(Green school),colleges 4.Collective agriculture through women groups 5.Nuclear Permaculture farms development 6.NGO’s(Aranya working upon 2,3,4,5,7,8,9) 7.Facilitating other institutions 8.Permaculture in Government waste lands(arid and semiarid areas) Permaculture in Community lands
  9. 9. Early Permaculture activities in India
  10. 10. Early Training and Capacity Building Activities
  11. 11. Permaculture Association of India-PCAI Programmes (1998,1999,2000-Narsanna,Venkat) Level 1 :Regeneration of agriculture of small and marginal farmers in 3 villages in Munipalli mandal ,Zaheerabad Tq,Medak district,AP for increased food production primarily for self consumption Training ,transfer of skills and implementation(Rain water harvesting, soil conservation, Enchancing tree cover, biomass generation, recycling organic wastes, composting, mulching ). Level 2: Collaborating with NGO’s in Permaculture projects implementation chosen by PCAI.( JDRDP, SKS, MVF,ARANYA) Level 3 : Networking with NGO’s ; First Permaculture workshop Secunderabad. (22 Organizations ) ; Meet at American studies Research Centre(ASRC), Meet at Catholic Health Association of India. Assisting The TelanganaNatural Resource Management Group (TNRMG) ; 18 organizations in 6 Dry land districts.
  12. 12. Tributes to Dr.Venkat (1923-2011) ( Permaculture Pioneer of India)
  13. 13. Permaculture torch bearer ARANYA Sustainable Livelihoods Natural Resource Management Empowering rural communities Permaculture Aranya Agricultural Alternatives
  14. 14. Empowering Communities through Permaculture for sustainable Livelihoods • Natural Ecological Farming in tribal hamlets • Vegetable gardens (Gangamma Mandala) • Tree Based Farming in tribal farmers lands • Dry land/Rainfed agriculture • Irrigated Agriculture Development ( Command Areas) • Bio-Diversity • System of Rice Intensification-SRI • Compost making( Vermicompost and others) • Food security • Pisciculture • Capacity building of farmers ( awareness, trainings, demonstrations, exposure visits and hand holding support)
  15. 15. Natural Resource Management • Water Resource Management • Soil Water Conservation • Vegetation development • Climate change mitigation
  16. 16. Ecological farming • Training and facilitating tribal women in the Preparation of “Amrutha jhal” and “Amrutha mitti”(cow based farming; cow dung+urine+Jaggery+ Compost material • Nutrition plantations for tribal food security (Citrus,Moringa,Pomegranate ,Curry leaf) • Vegetable gardens • Nursery raising
  17. 17. Capacity Building • Training and awareness regarding age-old Permacultural practices • Field demonstrations • Exposure visits to Permaculture farms • Hand holding support for implementation
  18. 18. Tree based farming • Amla,Mango plantations • Intercropping • Live hedge planting • Agro forestry • Companion plantations
  19. 19. Food and seeds • Traditional and indigenous seed varieties restoration • Saving land races • Seed banks establishment • Revenue through seed and fruit marketing
  20. 20. Water resource management • Soil water conservation works • Water shed development • Participatory irrigation management • System of Rice Intensification • Irrigated agriculture development
  21. 21. Sustainable Livelihoods •Diversified cropping systems •Livestock integration •Dairy, poultry •Pisciculture •Horticulture
  22. 22. Learning without frontiers
  23. 23. Aranya –Permaculture future endeavors • Intensifying Natural resource based livelihood promotion • Safe Food and nutrition security (focus on women and children) • e- based project for large scale dissemination of Permaculture concept through networking • Permaculture advisory ,support and consultation services (for design and implementation of Permaculture farms reaching individuals,organisations,also focusing more on urban population and corporates) • Spreading Permaculture education and knowledge sharing at all levels • Greenery development and biodiversity conservation programmes keeping in view climate change mitigation
  24. 24. “The only ethical decision is to take responsibility for our own existence and that of our children Make it now” - Bill Mollison THANK YOU