Economic value to the farmers
Coconut trees are one of the most economic impactful trees a farmer can grow. They can be planted in the regular fields in a geometry that gives sufficient space between them. In the middle of the field, other vegetables are grown. Also, the nuts come in large numbers every year which can be sold at a good price. Every tree gives almost 250 nuts every year. That can be consumed by the farmer, sold, dried, oil extracted etc. The farmers increase their income significantly using coconut farming.
About the Project
Once the coconut saplings are given to the farmers, they shall also be provided with the technical knowledge to grow them. The project is a long term one and support to the farmers shall be given for 3 years.
The trees are geotagged. The area boundary is marked using GPS. Farmer details along with the images. All the data is captured and stored through mobile apps directly from the field. Carbon fixing that is happening yearly is calculated by using the equations developed by the experts for different species in app and reports. Total transparency is maintained in getting the data, storing the data and analysing the data.
The impact that is being created by the project for wildlife and farmers is measured. All data is captured in regular intervals and the same is analysed by comparing with the previous data on the same parameters calculated a few months ago. The change is measured against the planned results.
The project reports are prepared and sent to the contributors. The report covers the following
1) Trees status as on the last visit made
2) Any mortality in the trees planted
3) Carbon fixed in MT from the start of the project
4) Economic impact on the farmers.
5) Ecological impact created.