The original goals of the project were
In 26 villages in the Thally block, they hope to achieve the following:
On farm conservation which includes interaction with individual farmers, community seed supply, training of farmers as key seed keepers and forming an association of farmers to take the movement forward. Sustainable agricultural practices form a major component of the training.
Documenting indigenous knowledge and cultural practices on biodiversity and it''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s use, paving the way for the revival and sustenance of the resource base of the people.
Revitalizing cultural practices such as ethno-veterinary cures and biodynamic methods to improve seed quality and soil fertility.
Strengthening endogenous development initiatives by creating institutional structures (Sanghas) and human resources at grassroots level.
Preparing Biodiversity Registers to create awareness and ownership of the resources among the people.
We sent less funds that what they requested and also sent it after some delay by which time they had changed their plans and Gokul Janga, the initial co-ord from the bay area chapter spoke to the GREEN co-ord Vanaja and said that GREEN need not execute the same project proposal that they sent to us, but that they can use it for similar work.
Their overall goals did not change, but the scale & the focus areas were slightly different from what they had said in the proposal - see project updates in the files section for more information.