August 2003 Penderivaripalle
Andhra Pradesh
June 2020

Where we work

FES works in the rain-fed catchment areas of River Papagni in Chittoor and Anantapuramu districts, which lie at the trijunction of the Deccan Plateau and the Eastern and Western Ghats. Once known for its cascading irrigation tanks, this region is now prone to severe droughts and depleting water tables. An increase in cultivated areas, planting of water-intensive crops, escalating cultivation costs, and fluctuations in market price have led to distress migration. We also work in the tribal-dominated and forested uplands of the Machkund river basin in Visakhapatnam district.

What we do

Our efforts are directed at securing tenure over Commons and ecological restoration of the landscape and strengthening habitation-level institutions and their conglomerates. We also focus on the generational transfer of rich, local traditional knowledge, practice, and culture, connected to Commons, through wisdom walks.

Impact at a Glance

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Village-level Habitations
Strengthened

844

Through Direct
Engagement

3,856

Through Partnerships
& Karyashala

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Thousand Lives
Impacted

236

Through Direct
Engagement

3,083

Through Partnerships
& Karyashala

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Thousand Acres of
Commons Secured

277

Through Direct
Engagement

919

Through Partnerships
& Karyashala

*Map not to scale

*Map not to scale

Testimonials

Partner Highlights

Punganur Mandala Vayalaga Rythula Samakhya and Palamaner Mandala Vayalaga Rythula Samakhya, two farmers’ federations, collaborated with FES for the conservation and restoration of Commons. They worked with 268 Village Institutions in 66 Gram Panchayats to map around 28,540 acres of Commons. The restoration plans for these Commons have been prepared and submitted for implementation under MGNREGS.

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