Welcome to Appropriate Technology India
Appropriate Technology India is a non-government organization that works with mountain communities of Uttarakhand, offering them innovative alternatives to subsistence agriculture. Its broad mission is to assist village communities in the Western Himalayan eco-region to conserve their natural resources while utilizing these resources and non timber forest products (NTFPs) in a socially equitable, economically efficient and ecologically sustainable manner. The organization operates under the premise that attaining economic and managerial control over their natural resources will instinctively provide local communities the impetus to support long-term biodiversity conservation goals.
The organization has adopted a 'community centric' approach and operates on the principle of strengthening the local Community Based institutions(CBOs) and work collaboratively to further build on the indigenous knowledge of the community. The thrust is the promote Climate Resistant livelihoods. Inclusion of marginalized persons and women is the criterion for engaging with the community stakeholders.