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ANNUAL REPORT 2011- 2012

Our Mission

Bring awareness to the environmental crisis facing India, and its economic and social  impact on rural and farming communities

Promote and support solutions to rural hunger and poverty in India via sustainable organic farming and biodiversity conservation and to protect and preserve indigenous knowledge.

  S.No.

                Proposed Activity

           Year end Actions

   I

               SEEDS OF HOPE

 

 

Setting up of Seed Bank in Vidharbha

 

Honorarium of One Regional Coordinator and one local coordinator-.......................................................

will directly impact 50 farmers to emerge into independent GMO free Glossary Link organicOrganic: If something is organic, it is or was living, or part of living matter. farming, in two years...........................................................................

Seed Bank up and running.15 non GMO native cotton seed varieties conserved & distributed to farmers in network.

Regional Coordinator hired.

 

982 farmers signed up in Vidharbha network.

  II

            GARDENS OF HOPE

 

 

Honorarium for one Coordinator...............................

To set up  of 50 Gardens of Hope in schools in Delhi, Jharkand, Dehradun and Garhwal in Uttarakhand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Manual on Urban Gardens

 

Coordinator Hired

6 schools in New Delhi actively running Gardens of Hope. 30 Schools in line to be included in active program.

Campaign for Gardens of Hope linked to Mother Earth Rights (MER). MER  launched in Jharkand in 50 villages- schools to be enrolled  after summer break.

15 School Gardens of Hope up and running in Dehradun & 30 School Gardens of Hope  in Garhwal Distt. Uttarakhand.

 

Manual developed and being distributed to schools

     III

                  Glossary Link BIOPIRACYBiopiracy : Biopiracy is the act of exploiting indigenous knowledge of nature for commercial gain with no compensation to the indigenous people themselves.

 

 

Workshop on Glossary Link Biopiracy / Biosafety

 

 

Honorarium for researcher  

Printing of Report

 

2 day successful workshop on Biopiracy held at India International Center on April 4&5 2012- attended by FON President.

Researcher hired

Report being prepared.

 

 

  IV

     DIVERSE WOMEN FOR DIVERSITY

 

 

 Honorarium of one Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 Support one Fibres of Freedom Processing Unit - will impact 50 women to be independent supporters of their families.

Coordinator Hired

Women’s Cooperative set up in lieu of Fibers of Freedom. 10 widows + 40 women farmers have Food Gardens growing food for their family’s consumption.

 

Fibers of Freedom program on hold for now due to unforeseen circumstances.

  V

    Glossary Link ORGANIC SOLUTIONS TO HUNGER

 

 

Organize a workshop on related to Hunger and Organic solutions to hunger.

 

 Printing of Report

 

 

 

 

 Scaling up organic farming in Orissa & Dehradun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting up of Community Compost Units - will impact 50 farmers to organic debt free farming in two years

“Hunger” One day workshop held held on March26, 2011 at India International Center.

Report printed.

 ‘Poison in our Food’- Workshop held on July7th 2011 at India International Center.

 Report awaited.

ORISSA

26 farmers received 7X7 compost units

8 farmers received 10X10 units

2 farmers received 8X10 units

1 farmer received 8X12 units

Farmer savings to be evaluated & reported in subsequent year.

DEHRADUN

13 Community Gardens set up with Liquid Compost – Ghanamrit and Jeevamrit and Vermiwash.

Our Programs