Tribal Communities of the Jeypore Tract of Orissa

May 30, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tribal Communities of the Jeypore Tract of Orissa

The M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) was concerned about the rapid depletion of rice diversity in the Jeypore tract of the Indian state of Orissa, once the home of the largest number of rice varieties in India. In 1998, the foundation undertook to improve the condition of poor farmers while revitalizing vanishing rice varieties, combining modern and traditional approaches for the conservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of local rice biodiversity.

While coordination of initial research, pilot studies, and funding was handled by MSSRF, the institute has increasingly handed control over to local actors among the tribal communities of the Jeypore Tract through the development of community-based organisations. These local institutions have sustained and expanded the project's benefits for the district's communities and ecosystems through the introduction of a diverse range of sustainable livelihood activities.

 

Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2002

Founded: 1998

Location: Jeypore, Orissa, India

Beneficiaries: 1000 families from 16 villages

Biodiversity: 83 rice landraces

 

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Contact Information

Palisamiti Presidents and Secretaries of Villages
Tola, Baliguda, Patraput, Kashiguda, Nuaguda, Mohuli
Mr. Bibhu Prasad Mohanty
Sr. Scientist - Site Coordinator
M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
Lingaraj Nagar, Jeypore 764004, Koraput Dist. Orissa
India
Tel: 06854-30350
Fax: 06854-31912
E-mail: Bibhu65@hotmail.com

 

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