India, the seventh-largest country globally and the second most populous, boasts a population exceeding 1.36 billion people. Nestled between the towering Himalayas and the Indian Ocean, India’s diverse landscape encompasses a myriad of ecosystems and cultures. From mountainous terrains to expansive plains, coastal regions, desert landscapes, and island groups, the country’s geography is a tapestry of varied climates, abundant biodiversity, and natural resources. Approximately 43% of India’s population relies on agriculture as their primary source of employment, reflecting the country’s agrarian roots. However, the contribution of agriculture to the GDP has been diminishing, constituting 16% in 2019, while the services sector dominates with a 49.4% share, and industry contributes 24.8%. Challenges facing the Indian government encompass ensuring equitable and environmentally sustainable growth, fostering the rapid creation of high-quality jobs, and addressing pressing environmental concerns such as land degradation, air pollution, and unsustainable groundwater use. Strengthening the implementation of flagship government programs is also paramount. Despite economic progress, a significant portion of the population, estimated at 14% as of 2018, suffers from undernourishment, indicating persistent challenges in ensuring food security and nutrition for all.

Country Year Host organisation Partners involved Activity
India 2024 Velugu Association Adivasimitra Welfare Society (AMWS), Center for Peoples Forestry Onsite training, community assessment in Andhra Pradesh
India 2024 Rongmei Baptist Association Nagaland (RBA) Rongmei Naga Baptist Association (RNBA), People's Resource Development Association (PRDA), People's Endeavour for Social Change (PESCH) Onsite training, community assessment in Nagaland
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