Livelihoods: Websites

Posted on April 27, 2014

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Resources for Livelihoods: Websites

  1. A blog by Ilse Köhler-Rollefson about the future of livestock keeping and the survival of pastoralists and small-scale livestock keepers. (checked on 17 Apr. 2018)

  2. The Centre for Pastoralism, a Sahjeevan initiative, hopes to undertake research aimed at enhancing our understanding of pastoralist ecosystems, develop collaborative programs to enhance  livelihood security​,​and outreach activities to educate the wider society about ​pastoralists​ contribution​s​ to the mainstream. (checked on 9 May 2018)

  3. Sahjeevan has been inspiring and supporting marginalised communities to revive their traditional ecological knowledge systems, engage with relevant technologies and scientific methods to conserve their ecological resources, and strengthen their livelihoods. Based in Kachchh, the organization has influenced local governance institutions, communities and the region as a whole to conserve biodiversity, regenerate tradition water systems based on local geo hydrological solutions, revitalise pastoralism, promote indigenous livestock breeding practices, and strengthen resilience through rain fed agriculture. (checked on 9 May 2018)

  4. Anil K Gupta's blog. Prof. Gupta is an independent thinker, activist for the cause of creative communities and individuals at grassroots, tech institutions and any other walk of life committed to make this world a more creative, compassionate and  collaborative place. (checked on 22 Feb. 2019)
  5. Purkal Stree Shakti Samiti (PSSS) aims to help the women of Purkal village of Uttarakhand to realize and manifest their full potential. They help them attain skills in the various aspects of managing their enterprises and capable of becoming agents of social change. (checked on 10 Jan. 2018)

  6. Development Alternatives is a research and action organisation dedicated to sustainable development and striving to deliver socially equitable, environmentally sound and economically scalable development outcomes. Their green technology innovations for habitat, water, energy and waste management, which deliver basic needs and generate sustainable livelihoods, have reduced poverty and rejuvenated natural ecosystems in the most backward regions of India. (checked on 24 Jun. 2015)

  7. Dastkar Andhra strives to sustain handloom weaving as a viable rural livelihood and to strengthen handloom industry. The partner with co-operatives of weavers. (checked on 20 Oct. 2015)

  8. TISS Resource Rights Research Group (launched Feb. 2018) will provide resource tools and space for scholars to write and share their work - a national research scholar platform to support NGO, Civil Society and Community members in documentation and writing reports which can be useful for policy advocacy. (checked on 1 Feb. 2018)

  9. Kerala Agricultural Development SocietyThis is a Voluntary organisation of Farmers growing and promoting Organic Produce in Kerala. (checked on 23 Mar. 2015)

  10. Rural Traveller - was created to promote responsible, community based tourism in the rural Uttarakhand area in the western Himalayas. Their target is the evolved traveller whose fun filled but low carbon footprint holiday directly contributes for conservation and social cause. (checked on 23 Mar. 2015)

  11. Khamir works to strengthen and promote the rich artisanal traditions of Kachchh district. It provides a common roof under which a range of stakeholders can exchange ideas and collaborate. Their vision is of a vibrant, sustainable Indian craft sector in which crafts and artisans alike are highly valued by people worldwide. (checked 22 Apr. 2016)

  12. Tüla is a not-for-profit social enterprise that offers garments from Indian(desi) cottons originally grown by smallholder, rainfed farmers, with the yarn hand spun by skilled khadi workers and colored with natural dyes with the fabric woven on handlooms by master weavers, and stitched by women and men from economically and socially marginalised groups. (checked on 8 May 2015)

  13. Indigenous Peoples' and Community Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCAs) Consortium is an international association dedicated to promoting the appropriate recognition of and support to ICCAs in the regional, national and global arena. (checked on 23 Mar. 2015)

  14. Bhagini Nivedita Gramin Vigyan Niketan works to empower villages to have the capacity to provide means to livelihood and have a self sustaining ecosystem. Their activities include providing microfinance and logistical support to farmers and village entrepreneurs at reasonable terms of repayment, organising women into Self Help Groups to encourage savings and impart skills for alternate livelihoods, building sanitation systems and creating a village fund to drive community activities and to allow villagers to borrow from it. (checked on 23 Mar. 2015)

  15. Asia InCH (Intangible Cultural Heritage) Encyclopaedia lists organisations and practitioners of traditional art, crafts and textiles, and also has detailed information on museums and organisations working to preserve and promote the indigenous and traditional art and crafts forms across Asia. It also lists several publications, books and papers dealing with the subject. (checked on 23 Mar. 2015)

  16. Mool Sustainability Research and Training Center (or, simply, Mool) aims to inspire youth to build local resource-based, environment-friendly, and independent livelihoods. Mool seeks to explore sustainable ways of living enabling people to lead participatory socio-economic transformation for a just, equal, and healthy society. (checked on 10 Apr. 2018)

  17. India together, a web portal has a dedicated section on the issues of livelihood. (checked on 23 Mar. 2015)

  18. ANTHRA is an organization of women veterinary scientists working (from Hyderabad and Pune) primarily on issues of livestock development in the wider context of sustainable natural resource use. Works mainly with small and marginal farmers - dalits, adivasis, pastoralists, landless groups and especially with women from these marginalized communities. (checked on 23 Mar. 2015)

  19. League of Pastoral People and Endogenous Livestock Development, a not for profit organisation based in Germany works to promotes indigenous knowledge in livestock development and management as against the industrial method. (checked on 15 May 2015)

  20. The Concerned for Working Children works in partnership with children and their communities; local governments; and national and international agencies to implement viable, comprehensive and appropriate solutions to address the various problems that children and their communities face. They are committed to empowering children and ensuring their democratic participation in all matters that affect them. (checked on 29 Jan. 2016)

  21. Community Forest Rights - Learning and Advocacy group was formed in order to share news, views, policy updtes and analysis relating the the CFR provisions. They also bring out a bi-monthly Newsletter - Read these issues: April-May 2015, June-July 2015. (checked on 19 Oct. 2015)

  22. SEVA, a voluntary organisation based in Tamil Nadu promotes knowledge in conservation of indigenous livestock breeds in Tamil Nadu. Its website also lists indigenous veterinary medicines for livestock diseases. (checked on 15 May 2015)

  23. Weaverbird is a Gujarat-based social enterprise which strives to promote organic cotton, to support organic farmers and craftspeople, to conserve environment and to maintain seed sovereignty. (checked on 8 Jul. 2016)

  24. India development Gateway, a portal developed with the support of Government of India, details how income generating activities can be undertaken through bee keeping, poultry, animal husbandry, fishery, etc. (checked on 15 May 2015)

  25. Farmers' Forum publishes bimonthly magazine. (checked on 13 Jul. 2018)

  26. National Bamboo Mission, a Government of India supported initiative, promotes holistic growth of the bamboo sector by adopting an area-based, regionally differentiated strategy in order to increase the area under bamboo cultivation and to promote marketing. (checked on 15 May 2015)

  27. Collaborative Community’s Design, Strategy and Services work is diverse, cutting across sectors: Education, healthcare, technology, craft, livelihood, rural development and it integrates the four impact areas (social relevance, economic sustainability, ecological balance & cultural contextualization). (checked on 15 May 2015)



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