Case Study

Tribal Start-up: The Success Story of a Tribal Entrepreneur – Desi Backyard Poultry Breeding Farm
Case Study, RRA Network | June 2019

Koda Chandrakala and Koda Abbaidora, residents of Peda Kodapalii village, in Pedabayalu mandal of Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh own two acres of agriculture land. They cultivate millets, maize corn, horse gram, etc and vegetables (pumpkins), for HH consumption and kidney beans, lentils, etc, cash crops of turmeric and black pepper for sale. Abbaidora also takes up wage labour (MGNREGA) to substitute household income.

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Tribal Start-up: The Success Story of a Tribal Desi Backyard Poultry Breeding Farm Entrepreneur
Case Study, RRA Network | June 2019

Chandrakala Palasi and Raju Palasi residents of K.Kudapalli village in K. Kudapalli cluster of Paderu (ITDA) of Visakhapatnam district, AP belongs to scheduled tribe (ST) community and are in the below poverty line (BPL) category. They have three children and own a two acre agriculture land. Until 2017, when Chandrakala took up backyard poultry (BYP) breeder enterprise, Raju was the sole bread winner of the family. She used to help him with cultivation on their 2 acre land.

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Tribal Start-up: The Success Story of a Tribal Women Entrepreneur
Case Study, RRA Network | June 2019

Killo Jamuna, a tribal woman is resident of a small tribal habitat Killoguda in Dumbriguda mandal of Visakhapatnam district. She lives with her husband and their only child. She has 0.5 acre backyard where she used to cultivate turmeric and other vegetables and earned Rs 3000 – 5000 annually. However, things have changed since she took up desi (native) backyard poultry. She now earns Rs 5000 a month, an amount she used to earn annually.

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Extensive Livestock System – Neglected by Policy with Valued by Rearers
Case Study, RRA Network | June 2019

The cattle, Poda Thurupu, are native to the Amrabad Tiger Reserve of Eastern Ghat’s Nallamala range. Lambadas, Gollas, and Chenchus of the region breed the cattle. Often, a major part of their income comes from trading the cattle. Some of them believe that Thurupu cattle have been influencing their lifestyle and culture. As animals along with their rearers were pushed out of forest areas, no of animals reduced drastically in last decade, division of the state Andhra Pradesh made their life more complicated as restrictions on grazing in other part of Nallamala forest became much more difficult.

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Rainfed Fisheries
Case Study, RRA Network | June 2019

The Orekelguda is revenue village of Matapaka GP of Korukonda Block. The village is 42 Kms away from block head quarter Korukonda and 28 Kms away from district headquarter. There are 100 households in this villages and population of 503 (Male 239 and female 264). The village is situated adjoining to the Chhatisgarh state. In this village all households are from Koya tribe. All the families in this village belong to the BPL category. Agriculture is the main occupation of people in the village and they depend upon the rainfed for their cultivation and they cultivate on traditional method.

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Rationale for Participatory Groundwater Management (PGWM0 as emerging from the Field Expeiences

M.V. Ramachandrudu, WASSAN

Rationale for Participatory Groundwater Management (PGWM0 as emerging from the Field Expeiences

M.V. Ramachandrudu, WASSAN

  • System of Trap Rainwater Improves Incomes For Displaced Tribal Farmers, Malkangiri district, Odisha

  • Farmers in Telangana Village Enjoy Bounty of Water Sharing, Mahabubnagar district, Telangana

  • Borewell Sharing Doubles Rabi Produce in Telangana’s Tribal Hamlet, Rangareddy district, Telangana

  • Women in Himachal Villages Revitalize Water Commons, Thanakkasoga district, Himachal Pradesh


  • Head – Tribal Knowledge – Helps create a Livestock Boom in Washim
  • Story of A High Milk Yielding Indigenous Buffalo
  • ‘PashuSakhis’ A Hope for Poultry Farmers in Madhya Pradesh
  • Desi Poultry – A Feather in Tribal Women’s Caps


  • Financial Support Bring Increased Income to Tamil Nadu Villages – Two Farmer Producing Companies Earned Profits with a Little Financial Help


  • Browntop Millet Brings Hope – To Karnataka Farmers in Mandya District, Karnataka
  • What is the Average Yield in Millets – Under Traditional Method?
  • The Religious Way – Promoting Millets
  • District Level Agriculture Products Fair – in Kandhamal district of Odisha


  • Ridiculed for Sowing ‘Less’ Plants – Madhya Pradesh clears his debts – Sonmau Kalan
  • To Implement SRI effectively – Madhya Pradesh Farmers Development a Three-Pronged Instrument in Panna District
  • Grows Fish and Paddy Together – Odisha Village


  • Karnataka farmers ‘go back to roots’ with traditional seeds – Karnataka
  • Seed Saver Non-profit Helps Tinkering Farmers in Bhandara district, Karnataka
  • Odisha Farmers ‘Celebrates’ the Bounty of Traditional Seeds, Bargarh district, Odisha
  • Gaining Control over Heirloom Seeds to Keep them Free – Chandrapur district, Maharashtra


  • In Harmony with Nature – Having shifted to organic farming, a tribal farmer from West Bengal produces meat of his farm inputs in Bankura district, West Bengal

  • Soil Management Techniques help Jharkhand Farmer achieve Good Income