Orans play a significant role in promoting the livestock based economy, and repositories of rich bio-genetic diversity and also preserve the endemic species, medicinal plants, etc.
Rajasthan has rich pastoralists heritage and their contribution to Indian society is immense. Rajasthani pastoralists not only rear but maintain valuable indigenous animal genetic resources that adapt very well to drought conditions...
Promoting sustainable farming and low external input agriculture (e.g. compost, vermin-compost, seeds of local traditional verities, traditional mixed cropping systems, bio-pesticides etc).
Promoting sustainable livelihoods of rural communities through "forest (orans)-livestock-agriculture" trinity
Developing skills of the socially/ economically backward and rural communities through vocational skills.
Krishi Avam Paristhitiki Vikas Sansthan (KRAPAVIS), which literally means 'organization for the development of ecology and agriculture-livestock'.It was established in 1992, and works with a clear mission: "the betterment of ecological, agricultural as well as livestock practices" with a view to ensuring sustainable livelihoods for rural & pastoral communities.
"A world where contribution of rural, pastoral and indigenous/tribal communities is recognised for Conserving Biodiversity and Protecting Livelihoods."
1. Orans (ICCA) & Biodiversity Conservation.
2. Pastoralism & Livestock Development.
3. Agriculture & Ecological Sustainability.
4. Livelihoods & Women-in-Development (Mahila Aajivika)
5. Rural Development & Vocational Skills Building.