Foundation for Environment and Economic Development Services (FEEDS), established in 1988, is a registered, non-profit, non-political, non-religious, voluntary organization. Since its establishment, FEEDS has launched a series of socio-economic development projects which have hitherto been denied to the tribal community of the region.
Ever since its inception in the year 1988, FEEDS has been performing effectively in the field of environment, economic and natural resource management in various part of Senapati and Kangpokpi district and is a front-runner among voluntary organizations. The organization has its own residential training centre, demonstration plots for slope agriculture land technology (SALT) and water shed development (WDP) at its centre.
A major break-through came when Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) sanctioned a Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in 2002. The KVK became a gateway for FEEDS to sources funds from state and central governments. A number of field crops were demonstrated both in the KVK campus and in farmers’ fields. Broccoli and floriculture became a great success.
During the following years various projects of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Bioresource Department., Government of India were brought under the facilities of FEEDS.
Later, with the introduction of Orchid Research & Development Centre (ORDC), Ethno Medicinal Research Centre (EMRC) and National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS), the FEEDS have become an institution of Institutions.
Furthermore, FEEDS have established a women technology park, a lead botanical garden and a mushroom research and development centre with central government funds and AMITY University as its collaborative partner.
FEEDS has set up its own Community radio station (CRS) which actively cater information to local people relating to health & sanitation, education, social welfare schemes, folklore, and song. The CRS also addresses the local and social issues since the community radio station is run and managed by the local community on participatory mode.
Considering horticulture, home sciences and biotechnology as an important sector as an important sector for doubling farmers’ income within short period of time through export, potential diversification and value addition in agriculture, FEEDS have started a College of Horticulture, Community Science & Biotechnology from 2019.
The activities of the society are managed by a board of management. The Board appoints different committees and personnel for the smooth functioning of the society. The society has its own by laws, guide lines, principles, policies and service rules.