Indian Farm Forestry Development Co-operative Limited’s Project in Uttar Pradesh, India
Afforestation, Reforestation and Revegetation (ARR)
Uttar Pradesh, India
Rainforest Alliance Evaluation:
Validated conformance with the Verified Carbon Standard Version 3, Effective Date: 20 March 2013 (RA-VAL-VCS-017891)
Covering 549 acres (222 hectares), this project of the Indian Farm Forestry Development Co-operative Limited (IFFDC) is being implemented in the Uttar Pradesh districts of Allahabad, Sultanpur, Pratapgarh, Unnao and Lucknow. The project hopes to reduce an estimated 169,554 tC02e over the course of its 30-year lifetime and has been designed to assist farmers (especially women) and promote the establishment of plantations on wasteland and marginally productive lands by organizing primary farm-forestry co-operatives. Project activities are aimed at improving soil and water conservation, bringing about ecological balance and generating consistent employment for the rural poor. The target group comprises small and marginal farmers (both men and women) who own less than 4.9 acres (two hectares) each as well as the landless, who make up more than 90 percent of the total membership.