Sunday, June 4, 2023

Third Financial Participatory Approach conducted successfully

The third Financial Participatory Approach (FPA), under KfW funded project, Forest & Biodiversity Management in the Himalayas-Nagaland India (FBMH), was successfully conducted at five pilot villages under Peren district; Punglwa, Heningkunglwa, Ngwalwa, Songlhuh, and Inbung.
In a press release issued by PIA in-charges, NEPED, Er. L. Moamanen Imchen and Dr. Kezevituo Metha, project was a part of the participatory rural appraisal/ financial participatory approach (PRA/FPA) exercise implemented by forest department and NEPED in 70 villages covering five districts of the state.
The release maintained that contests were held in all five villages from June 27 to 29, under the theme “Sustainable Livelihood for Nature Conservation”, in presence of project director, Supongnukshi (IFS), international expert, ESS, GOPA, Stephen Schullen, ACTA, GOPA, Dr. Ganesh, NEPED PMU, Pikato V Jimo, and other officials of forest department, NEPED, and project consultants GOPA.

Further, it added that winning ideas to be implemented in the villages were; piggery project for Punglwa and Songlhuh, lime plantation for Heningkunglwa, areca nut plantation for Ngwalwa, and handmade ornaments and handicrafts for Inbung.
It also added that innovative ideas worth mentioning were integrated farming system with litchi, bananas etc, yam cultivation, micro financing for livelihood initiatives, sesame cultivation, duck rearing, bee keeping, dairy farming, alley cropping, poultry and goat rearing etc.
It may be mentioned that FPA contest was a participatory approach where feasible winning ideas were set to be implemented by villagers themselves in the next few months, further to be followed by entry point activity and micro planning


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