The proposed VCS project will mobilize resource-poor forest dwellers and forest-dependent communities to practice agroforestry on degraded forest lands assigned to them under the Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006. These lands are currently under subsistence agriculture. Various environment-friendly technology-based agroforestry practices, Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA), and Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) will be promoted for sustainable land management, to help improve their livelihoods and also to aid climate change adaptation & mitigation. The project is located in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha.
This project has been listed in the pipeline in the VERRA Portal with ID 3009.