In 1995, BAIF Development Research Foundation initiated the Adivasi Development Programme in Dharmapur, South Gujarat, India. The programme, which involved more than 11,000 families and 4000 ha of marginal land, is based on community-led participatory livelihood development. It seeks to promote horticulture, forestry species and crops. The WADI (orchard) model, as the approach is known locally, is becoming a very popular way of regenerating degraded lands and developing sustainable livelihoods for the rural poor.
Sharad Mahajan; Madhuri Newale; Pratap Pednekar. Orchard development gives tribal communities new chances. The BAIF Journal (2000) 20: 3-6.