Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building
Knowledge sharing is a key strategy of NIRMAN to enhance the capacity of farmers and local communities. Towards this end, efforts have been made for knowledge transfer in relevant areas through training, workshops, exposure visits, booklets and interaction among farmers. NIRMAN has developed skills of tribals and farmers on sustainable farming practices, forest management, seed conservation techniques, and development of local seed systems. It has established solar integrated millets processing units in remote tribal villages of Kandhamal for de-husking millets that greatly alleviates drudgery in womenfolk.
Livelihood promotion of tribal communities through agriculture and allied activities has resulted in 20 to 30 % annual incremental income during the last three years. The focus is around enhancing production for the nutrition security, enterprise development and soil and water conservation through community based institutions.
Our Vision is promoting equitable
Nirman focuses on restoring the ecosystems with rich biodiversity and has specific intervention in agriculture, natural resource management and governance. The organization is concerned with issues relating to the negative impact of climatic variations and current development paradigm that has endangered the natural resources and traditional knowledge base. Thus, it yearns to have sovereignty over the seed, the soil, the land, water, the indigenous knowledge system and strives to achieve sustainable use of natural resources and democratize its governance pattern.