Strong Organizations and Thriving Farmers.
Strengthening RRA Network in Karnataka through Action Research Policy deliberation and integration of rain fed agenda in mainstream Government schemes.
Vegetable Farming project in the Deriya Village of Kumbarwada Gram Panchayat in Joida Taluk
Assessing the ecosystem services of newly declared Conservation reserves
New conservation reserves in the tropical fresh water swamps of the Western Ghats
Linking Fragmented Fresh Water Swamps Trough The Restoration of Micro Corridors In Central Western Ghats
Empowering Local Communities for Conservation in Newly Declared Conservation Reserves of Western Ghats
US $ 38000
Implementation of Organic Farming in 7 villages in Uttara kannada Dist.
Comparison of effects of two yoga interventions versus exercise therapy in the management of mechanical low back pain.
Sustainable harvesting and management of Garcinia resources in the Western Ghats
Women’s Empowerment through scientific and technological training programme
Our Rural Development activities are extended in Uttara Kannada district mainly in Bhatkal, Honnavar, Kumata, and Ankola taluks. The focus is mainly on awareness for sustainable use of Natural Resources and empowerment of the poor and the needy. Following are some of the activities undertaken by our Trust.
Tropical fresh water swamps (FWS) have been recognized as critically endangered habitats, prioritized for restoration in the Western Ghats. Many of these ecosystems are being degraded primarily due to human interference. Under a project funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), we have undertaken the restoration of nine degraded patches of freshwater swamps in the central Western Ghats, India, adopting a participatory approach. Mapping of swamps using GIS (Geographic Information System), swamp categorization, active planting, establishing soil and moisture conservation units were done as part of the restoration. Local people were empowered through the creation of village forest committees, swamp restoration committees, and a community trust fund. Communities were technically empowered to collectively raise nurseries of swamp species for an operation level planting. Complementary skills and resources from different institutions and individuals have been brought together in pursuit of a common goal of freshwater swamp conservation.
Following are the important activities carried throughout the project period.
Snehakunja Trust was one of the three partners in this project the other two being Dakshina Kannada Parisarasakta Okkoota and Fisheries College Mangalore.
The project involved coastal conservation, livelihood and research. The activities of Snehakunja included
a) Mangrove conservation and aforestation through awareness and demonstration and
b)Enterprise Development. Two villages in Kumata taluka viz. Hoskatta and Aigalakurve were adopted for this purpose. The project was supported by Ford Foundation and coordinated by CCD Madurai.
Vanasamvardhana Scheme: Jointly with Forest Dept. Snehakunja has been instrumental in planting more than one lakh trees in 4 costal taluks of Uttara Kannada in a span of 3-4 years.
Bio fuel Planting :Under Suvarna Bhumi state govt programme, planting of Biofuel plants was done in the lands of 87 farmers spread in 5 costal taluks. Under KSBD programme Suvarna Bhoomi Bio-fuel plants were given to 850 farmers approx. 60000 saplings were planted in all costal talukas of Uttara Kannada District.