Indigenous Knowledge & Grassroots Innovations


SEVA (Sustainable – agriculture & Environment Voluntary Action) is an NGO and it is a registered society under Society Registration Act of Tamil Nadu (Reg.No.136/92). The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has recognized the Society (Reg.No.075940295) for receiving funds from sources abroad under the provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976.

SEVA has been involved in the activities viz: Documentation and Dissemination of Indigenous Knowledge and Grassroots Innovations and Conservation of local livestock breeds in Tamil Nadu State.

SEVA promotes self help groups with farmers, livestock keepers and grassroots innovators.

SEVA has been publishing a local news letter in Tamil called “Num Vali Velanmai” for communicating indigenous knowledge, organic practices, innovations in agriculture, animal husbandry and natural resource management.

SEVA has been a member of “Honey Bee Network” and it collaborates with organizations and volunteers in other language regions of the country for the purpose of knowledge networking.

SEVA is coordinator of “LIFE Network” and attempt capacity building of livestock keepers and pastoralists towards conservation of local livestock breeds in India.

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