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NCF staff at their tree nursery, Valparai, Tamil Nadu, India.
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Fostering Sustainable Agriculture Practices for Conservation of Tropical Biodiversity in Plantation Landscapes of Western Ghats
Grantee Name: 
Nature Conservation Foundation
HOTSPOT
Western Ghats and Sri Lanka
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$115,235
DATES
Oct 2009
-
Dec 2011
Stats
Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Western Ghats and Sri Lanka
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$115,235
DATES
Oct 2009
-
Dec 2011

Demonstrate a market-based approach to enhancing ecological connectivity while safeguarding agricultural production by introducing the Rainforest Alliance’s "Sustainable Agriculture Standard" into tea and coffee estates in the Anamalai and Mysore-Nilgiri corridors, raising awareness and promoting adoption of sustainable agricultural practices, and developing a set of local indicators that adapts the Sustainable Agriculture Standard to the context of the Western Ghats.

Strategic Direction: 1 Enable action by diverse communities and partnerships to ensure conservation of key biodiversity areas and enhance connectivity in the corridors