Enhancing the relationship between people and pollinators in Eastern India
Dr Barbara Smith
Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
Host Country Institutions:
University of Calcutta
To improve national and local understanding of the status of native pollinators and their management for the benefit of local farming communities and the protection of the agro-ecosystem in partnership with Calcutta University, local government and local civil society organisations..
1. Monitoring framework for pollinators established.
2.a. Base-line information regarding pollinator diversity in the east Indian states of Orissa and Tripura
2.b Assessment of key pollinator species and determination of their ecological requirements.
3. CPS and satellite field centres established. CPS acting as a hub for pollination ecology in Eastern India and the field centres acting as data collection centres and advice and outreach to local farming community.
4. Local engagement and increased capacity among farmers to manage pollinator population.