Technology Interventions For improved landscape restoration and agro-forestry practices to better the livelihoods of rural communities in India

About the project:

The Central Highlands Restoration Project (CHiRP) being piloted in Kabirdham District of Chhattisgarh State to restore the landscape in the region and helping the local stakeholders to elevate the Agro forestry sector and to improve their local economy. Please click here for a short overview of the Kabirdham District Kabirdham District. The ultimate aim of the call is to identify a competitive pool of global organizations that offer disruptive solutions focused on improving the yields and adding value to the Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs)[1], local agriculture, food processing, and market linkages, and supply chain traceability of local produce.

List of Technology interventions required in the Kabirdham region


Technology Interventions Required

NTFP Processing

(please refer to the list of NTPFs grown in the region at the end)

  • Shelling
  • Grinding
  • Pulp Extraction
  • Packaging
  • Drying
  • Decorticating
  • Oil Extraction
  • Cold storages

Bamboo processing

  • Cultivation
  • Up Cycling Techniques
  • Tools for production/processing
  • Bamboo craftsman training

Crop Management

  • Technologies to monitor crops efficiently with minimal human intervention
  • Harvest predictions, disease prevention technologies
  • Automatic weed monitoring systems
  • Farm tracking devices and advanced tools
  • Advanced silvi cultural systems

Agro – Forestry

  • Advanced native seed dispersion technologies
  • Native Seeds development
  • Advanced forest harvesting technologies
  • Advanced tree plantation techniques
  • Forest fire detection technologies

Market Linkages and Supply chain

  • Geo tagging and QR technologies for Sustainability & traceability certifications
  • Logistics and warehousing
  • E-commerce platforms - Market linkages from local to international level
  • Market place technologies for better information, trading, market pricing, etc.

Value Addition

  • Product Development
  • Adding nutritional value
  • Packaging technologies

Supporting livelihoods

  • Access to distributed energy – (mini/micro grids, renewable energy, solar pumps)
  • Environmental technologies (for clean cooking, water, sanitation, waste management
  • Communication & telecom technologies (cell towers)

Selection Criteria:

  • Technology products and solutions need to be scalable
  • Experience in the relevant sectors
  • Need to have customers or should have been deployed in the field

Agricultural produce in the Kabirdham Region (indicative list)

NTFPs grownin Kabirdham

Indian gooseberry (Amla) Phyllanthus emblica

Cuddapah Almond (Chironji) Buchananialanzan

Sal seed




Mahua Flower, seed, and leaf



Terminalia bellirica


Terminalia bellirica


Terminalia chebula


Millets :

  • Koduko- Paspalumscrobiculatum
  • Kutki - Panicum sumatrense

Fruits: Mango, Dates, Berries, Tendu(Diospyros melanoxylon), Jackfruit

Puffed – Murra, Grains: Wheat, Rice and Maize

Application process:

  1. Please register on Global Technology Interface™, using the following link ( and “Sign Up” as a “ Technology Displayer".
  2. Once registered follow instructions to apply for the call on the “Innovation Call” page.
  3. Applicants will need to fill in the questionnaire below to provide details about the company and the technology or service. 

Possible forms of collaboration: Once technologies are shortlisted, the Technology Working Group of the CHiRP project consisting of representatives from Commonland, TNC, Samerth, GBI will assess the path for deployment in the following ways, but not limited to:

  • Direct access to business opportunity and connect to ecosystem for deployment
  • Facilitating connections with the technology provider and the local rural entrepreneurs.
  • Facilitation of demonstrations / piloting opportunities
  • Facilitating opportunities for networking with the local ecosystem for technology deployment.
  • Market access and development with local ecosystem and connect with local partners, government, financing/investors, local NGOs

For queries or additional information please write to us  [email protected]


[1]Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are any product or service other than timber that is produced in forests. They include fruits and nuts, vegetables, fish and game, medicinal plants, resins, essences and a range of barks and fiber such as bamboo, rattans, and a host of other palms and grasses.