APOWA is seeking US$48,315 in grant-funding to invest in the following:
- Community-led Mangrove Restoration, Management and Conservation: 23,285
- Climate Smart Agriculture(CSA): 15,380
- Project Administration (Salary, Travel, Documentation etc.): 9650
By the end of the project, around 6,300 people from 1,456 families Rajnagar and Mahakalpada block will benefit through restoration and sustainable management of mangroves, which will increase fish resources and other biodiversity which will create and maintain sustainable livelihood for local communities. It will improve the landscape and new mangrove forest, which will help protecting the life and properties of these vulnerable people from natural hazards such as cyclones, storm surges. The project will have also trained around 750 farmers capable of doing Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA). This will not only ensure their sustainable agri-based livelihood but also will safeguard mangrove resources. Primary beneficiaries of the project, therefore, will be the farmer families vulnerable to coastal flooding and crop loss, disadvantaged group of men and women (mostly dalit, refugee, and scheduled caste) & youth who are highly susceptible for out migration. The project will also benefit around 16,000 people in-directly.