The project will address the issues facing jhum cultivation through:
(i) Better jhum cultivation practices that will be both more productive and more sustainable creating an ecological balance; and
(ii) supporting jhumia households to adopt alternative farming systems, particularly, sedentary farming. Both of these approaches, along with more productive wet rice fields, better plantation crops, improved livestock systems and increased off-farm income, will enhance farmer‟s income and reduce pressure on natural resources and increase resilience to climate change. As farmers move to more market-orientated production, the project will support improved market access
and value chain development.