National Consultation on
Women led Dryland Natural Resource Management
March 16th - 18th 2006
The National Consultation on Community/women led Dryland Natural Resource Management was organized in Hyderabad and Pastapur from March 16-18th 2006. This two days of National Consultation was organized at MANAGE, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad. The first day, was spent in the Zaheerabad region, about 100 kms from Hyderabad, where the initiatives have been grounded.
Within the large framework of Community Autonomy, the Deccan Development
Society started an initiative called Dryland Natural Resource Management
four years ago, the aim of which was to prove that a series of focused-activities
Besides these initiatives, the DDS also conducted a couple of very important studies on Economics of Ecological Agriculture and Non Pesticdal management of crops and Farmers' Perception of Biodiversity.
With this as the backdrop, in this workshop, the sum totals of the activities carried out under the supervision of DDS during the last four years were reviewed at this National Consultation. Experiences were shared between different stakeholders who are known for their concerns and other similar communities.
The National consultation had the following sessions which were followed
Session I Managing Agricultural resources: Crop and Seed Diversity