Mr Raj Bharara, MD of PolyGenomX India, says “working with IFFDC as Plantation Management Partner is a great add on to our strengths and will improve our chances of breakthrough with other plant-based organisations.
Australian MD, Peter Rowe, said, “We are immensely proud to have been selected by a partner of the calibre of IFFDC for a project of this importance and scale.
If all the efforts may channelized and mobilised towards afforestation on wastelands as IFFDC proved, may succeed, India's net emissions of CO2 could come down significantly.
* Develop funding, promote and disseminate IFFDC's Green Cushion model at larger scale.
IFFDC can spread this important piece of information to communities, countries, and the world.
(2009): The concept Note on "A NEW CALL FOR IFFDC" (FROM 390 TO MUST BE ON 350 BUT NOT BELOW 275) presented in the "Follow up Strategic Workshop" at Sehore (Bhopal) on November 24-24, 2009.
IFFDC (2009): Project Design Document (PDD) for Afforestation and Reforestation Project Activities (CCB-AR-PDD).
The IFFDC is using participation of community as a means to achieve sustainable development.
Based on micro planning approaches, more than 26000 hectares of wasteland comprising sodic, ravines, waterlogged and hilly areas have been converted by IFFDC into multipurpose forests by promoting 145 Primary Farm Forestry Cooperative Societies (PFFCS) having a membership base of 28,287 out of which 89 percent are landless, marginal and small farmers.
IFFDC provided them revolving fund of to take up need-based micro-enterprises for economic empowerment of the SHG members and PFFCS for earning regular income.
Process of Micro Plan Preparation--Experience of IFFDC
Such exercises have been undertaken by IFFDC for impact assessment of the activities implemented during its Rural Livelihood Development Project entitled "Western India Rainfed Farming Project" funded by Department for International Development (DFID), U.K.