Community Agrobiodiversity Centre A Social Innovation for Community Empowerment in Agro-biodiversity Conservation: Community Agrobiodiversity Centre is a regional centre of M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (www.mssrf.org). The Centre came into force in 1997 to primarily deliver the concept of community agrobiodiversity management with its 4 integrated dimensions -conservation, cultivation, consumption and commerce. This C4 method is now being evolved as a strategic and holistic approach for sustainable biodiversity management. The Principal Service Lines with which the Centre operates are: (i) Participatory Demonstrations of sustainable livelihood, food security and conservation methods; (ii) Field Research in the area of Ethno botany; Ecology; Conservation; and Angiosperm Taxonomy of high priority plant species; (iii) Policy Advocacy in the area of sustainable natural/bio- resource management and biodiversity conservation; (iv) Capacity Building Programmes in sustainable agriculture with a focus on local community development. Our Triple-bottom line: pro-pure; pro-nature; pro-women
An eco-sensitive self-reliant society empowered in conservation and sustainable & equitable utilization of biodiversity
Achieve social prosperity through conservation, enhancement and sustainable & equitable use of biological diversity by adopting economically viable, ecologically sensitive, socially inclusive and equity approaches & processes in development, research and technology dissemination
Biodiversity Conservation and Enhancement Biodiversity Education, Communication & Training Biodiversity Based Sustainable Livelihoods and Food Security
We are located at Wayanad District of Kerala State, in a part of the Western Ghats - a global biodiversity hotspot.