Journey so farHolistic approach to empowering communities
Journey so far
13th Feb 1996 - GREEN Foundation was registered
Feb of 1998 : ‘The COMPAS Project’ was officially launched
2001: First Community Seed Bank (CSB) was established
2002: CSBs had evolved into a Community Seed Bank Network (CSBN)
Agroforestry and soil conservation efforts were also started in this year, with over 3000 trees of various forest species being planted. Since then, GREEN has intensified its efforts to improve the ecology of communities, introducing methods such as silt application, bund planting, nursery development etc to strengthen the biodiversity of its project areas.
2004: GREEN was awarded the ‘Equator Initiative Prize’
2005: A community radio programme was developed
Certification in organic farming for interested farmers was also begun in this year. GREEN engaged a certifying agency to train farmers and staff in organic farming guidelines on inspection and certification.
2006: our network had spread to 4 states of South India including Karnataka
Janadhanya, a farmers’ society, was also established in this year. Among its many objectives, this initiative also strengthened the movement for organic and sustainable agriculture at a grassroots level.