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Foundation for Economic and Ecological Development

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A Bit of Background

Foundation for Economic and Ecological Development (FEED) is a Section 8 company, registered under The Companies Registration Act, 2010. We are working on natural resource management and development, especially, wetlands, grasslands and forest with the dependent communities for sustainability of livelihood through community and women leadership development. We have been instrumental in developing the models of natural resource development and governance, based on the traditional and experiential knowledge of the communities.


The objects of the company are:
1. To undertake studies, research, action research, program, projects, initiatives to understand the complexity and to bring positive change in social, economic, ecological, educational and health aspects of human and ecological habitats and documentation, publication of the created knowledge, to derive better governance principles and systems for conservation, sustainable use and equitable benefit sharing of the biodiversity.
2. To create awareness, build capacities and empowerment of all stakeholders to create, strengthen their institutions/enterprises and management systems and undertake experiments for promoting entrepreneurship at individual, group and community level to achieve economic and social balance with dignity and to advocate and lobby through created knowledge with perspective of gender balance, inclusiveness and sense of democratic atmosphere to bring meaningful change.


Themes we work on

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Grassland communities

De-notified and nomadic tribes, livestock keepers, farmers,  pastorals and Youths

Wetland communities

Traditional fisherfolks, farmers, forest dwellers, livestock keepers, Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG), Women and youth 

Forest communities 

Tribal and other traditional forest dwellers, Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG)

“The earth, the air, the land and the water are not an inheritance from our fore fathers but on loan from our children. So we have to handover to them at least as it was handed over to us.” “There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.”

Mahatma Gandhi

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