The main resourses of rural livelihoods
To work for sustainable development of tribal and rural areas by conservation and management of natural resourses.
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Natural endowments in an agro-ecosystem not only contribute to sustainable food security but are considered the main resources of rural livelihoods. Interaction of several factors in the global climate change scenario has markedly limited the capability of agriculture and has threatened natural resources base due to the rapidly growing biotic pressure. The pressure is rising and there is limited public support for conservation and management of the natural resources. Factors such as deforestation, land degradation and water scarcity especially as the result of human activities have adversely affected the productivity of all agricultural and natural ecosystems. Loss of vegetative cover is one of the main reasons for soil degradation which is hastened by extensive removal of forests, overgrazing, cultivation on sloping lands, removal of biomass from ground cover and human activities have made the soil exposed to forces of the rain and the wind to degradation.