Where we work
Spread across six districts of central Gujarat, ranging from the highly-eroded ravines along the banks of river Mahi and the saline mudflats of the Gulf of Khambhat, to the ecologically-threatened wetlands of Anand and Kheda districts, FES also works in the denuded highlands of Mahisagar district, with a predominantly tribal population.
What we do
We encourage tribal communities to adopt improved and ecologically-sound agriculture practices to enhance livelihoods, and claim forest lands under the Forest Rights Act, 2006. We enable rural communities’ undertaking preventive measures to reduce the spread of ravines to check large-scale degradation of Commons and farmland.
“Getting long-term security over our Commons will help our village to come together even more strongly to manage our shared natural resources.”
Juni Akhol, Anand
“Last year, I lost 6 goats to seasonal diseases. It set me back by Rs. 30,000. Others in the village also lost their animals. When our village institution organised animal health camps, I got all my goats vaccinated and, thanks to that, there has been no livestock death since. Their improved health has also increased the herd size, giving me better financial security.”
Nayak Dasur Shanabhai