Alternative livelihood

ALTERNATIVE LIVELIHOOD

SAFE works at science-society interface on environmental conservation and poverty alleviation, sustainable innovative projects and programs are undertaken to provide alternative livelihood facilities to urban and rural poor and derive ecological handprints for habitat restoration and community welfare. The alternative livelihood programs include Climate adaptive alternative farming: Algae-cum-fisheries: As a climate adaptive option towards alternative farming in salt water inundated coastal farmlands of poor marginal farmers, SAFE initiated the cultivation of local marine algae in combination with endemic self recruiting local fishes, those both have commercial value and can suffice as food, feed, fodder, fertilizer and even as a cash crop to the climate vulnerable communities. Nearly 28 hectares of inundated coast lands in Kumirmari and Satjelia islands have been brought back to production with 320 farmers benefitting from the production. The full report is available at here