- [AUGUST 2021] Two institutes were selected to undertake the implementation of the TEEB AgriFood project in India. G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology will undertake the work for Uttarakhand and ICAR- Indian Institute of Farming Systems Research for Uttar Pradesh.
[MARCH 2021] The scope of work for India was finalized in consultation with the state governments and technical organizations.
- For Uttarakhand, districts of Tehri Garhwal, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar, covering a combination of sites that include both plain and hilly areas were selected. A combination of two types of studies were finalized, a field assessment using data from field to examine the impact of organic farming over time and a scenario analysis study that uses alternative future scenarios of upscaling organic farming and agroforestry.
- For Uttar Pradesh, six districts were shortlisted Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Mirzapur,Kannauj, Bundelkhand (Jhansi) and Meerut. The study will involve scenario analysis using biophysical modelling that explores upscaling of organic farming and agroforestry.
- [OCTOBER 2020] Two virtual Steering Committee meetings were held with key stakeholders including representatives from central government ministries such as Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change as well as state government ministries, to discuss project scoping and policy priorities.
- [JULY 2020] A virtual inception workshop launched the project in India.
Scope of work
The project in India will focus on organic farming and agroforestry in the Ganga basin region of India, the two states, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. This region was selected by the steering committee in line with key national policy priorities and areas of action, National Mission for Clean Ganga, Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and National Agroforestry Policy.
Publications and resources
- Article (February 2020): What does the UN Environment Programme bring to the table in the zero-budget natural farming debate?