Our Vision

Environmental Peace and Eco-Civilization

Our Mission

Domestication Of Trees and Climate Action

What is Familial Forestry

Familial forestry starts with domestication of trees and goes beyond later. It directly involves family in plantation and its care. When a house hold grows and nurture its own forest in and around house then the children of that house get sensitized about the surrounding during their primary stage of socialization. It shapes them as environmental connected individual. Fruit’s plant at home not only provide nutrition but can become a source of income also. Family gets fresh and organic vegetables, without extra land, water and labour because these vegetables are grown with trees. Family trees provide nesting place to birds, insects thus increase biodiversity. Familial Forestry associates ritual and festivals with trees to make green foot- printing an integral part of social structure.


Sensitization at home motivates family to think about community forest. 65% of Indians never heard about climate change as compared to 10% of Japanese and 40% of global average. Climate literacy and public understanding of the local dimensions of climate change are vital for public engagement and support climate action. Education and civil engagement are the strongest predictors of public awareness of climate change. Being a bottom up approach Familial forestry directly involves community specially our younger people in climate action thus it has been replicated. In over one million families from more than 10000 villages of desert prone north-west Rajasthan in last one and half decade. Over 2.5 million saplings have been planted by active participation of students and desert dwellers.

Institutional Forest

The idea of institutional forest is an extension of familial forestry concept from house to educational institutions and community level. Institutional forest executes sustainable forest management in educational institutions by involving students and local community. It also ignites collective consciousness to foster the societal engagement in environmental conservation. We developed our first Institutional forest in our collage campus at Bikaner. This forest has 100 tree varieties and good floral-faunal diversity of the thar desert in 6 hectares of land. The idea of Institutional forest have been replicated in 170 rural school of 170 village till date.

People Nursery

The idea of people’s nursery is an indispensable part of Familial Forestry concept it is meant for providing quality saplings without cost. In developing countries it is hard to afford sapling’s cost for poor families. People’s nurseries are fount for saplings and have been provided 2 million saplings till date.

UN’s Land For Life award to Familial Forestry

The land for life award is world’s highest award for land conservation and restoration. It’s given biennial by United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, an United Nations arm that works on land restoration and conservation. The Land for Life Award is designed to reward impactful holistic approaches and practices that contribute to land restoration and conservation through exemplary and innovative efforts, particularly highlighting the crucial interconnection between humanity and nature. The theme of 2021 award was “Healthy Land, Healthy Lives”.
An eight-member international jury declared Familial Forestry from Rajasthan, India, winner of this year’s Land for Life Award because of its innovative land restoration and conservation method that promotes the well-being of communities and improves their relationship with nature. The jury was impressed by Familial Forestry’s achievements and how it relates a tree to the family, treating it as a green member of the family.

The UNCCD is one of the three Rio Conventions—along with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
The negotiation of the UNCCD was called for in Agenda 21, the program of action adopted at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED, or Earth Summit).
The UNCCD was adopted in Paris, France on 17 June 1994, entered into force on 26 December 1996. It is the only internationally legally binding framework set up to address the problem of desertification. It has 197 parties, making it near-universal in reach.

What UNCCD wrote about Familial Forestry
This year’s Land for Life Award goes to Familial Forestry of Rajasthan, India, a unique concept of Shyam Sunder Jyani, Associate Professor for Sociology at in Rajasthan that relates a tree with a family, making it a green “family member.”
Placing a family at the cornerstone of society, concept ensures the success of any social campaign.
Familial Forestry means transferring the care of the tree and environment in the family so that a tree becomes a part of the family’s consciousness. More than a million families from more than 15,000 villages of desert-prone northwest Rajasthan in over 2.5 million saplings have been planted in the past 15 years, with the active participation of students and desert dwellers.

About the Award
Launched at the UNCCD COP (Conference of Parties) 10 in 2011, the “Land for Life Award” is considered as the world’s highest reward regarding land conservation and restoration.
This year’s (2021) theme for the award was “Healthy Land, Healthy Lives”.
To demonstrate that LDN is necessary and achievable, the Land for Life Programme engages in awareness raising and knowledge support. Every two years, the programme presents the Land for Life Award which aims to provide global recognition to individuals and organizations whose work and initiatives have made a significant contribution to sustainable development through sustainable land management (SLM).

Founder's Message

हरितप्रणाम (Green Greetings) 

The sole objective of my life is to dedicate my self for environmental peace and eco-civilization. The idea of Familial Forestry was conceived and developed to achies this goal. Since 2003 i’ve been making people understand about how to get connected with nature. Millions of Green members of respective familes, series of Institutional forests and people’s nurseries have been propelling this green endeavour towards green socialisation and Eco-Civilization. I expressed my heartfelt gratitude to all green heads, hands and hearts. Regards 

ShyamSunder Jyani
Associate Professor of Sociology
Govt. Dungar Collage, Bikaner, Rajasthan


पारिवारिक वानिकी की हमारी हरित यात्रा हरित प्रणाम, हमारी पारिवारिक वानिकी हरित यात्रा को इस विडीओ के ज़रिए आप सबसे साझा करने की कोशिश की है कृपया इसे अपना प्यार और समर्थन दें । सादर #पर्यावरण_पाठशाला #धरतीकेलिए_शिक्षक #पारिवारिक_वानिकी #teachers4earth #गाँधी_संस्थागत_वन Posted by Shyam Sunder Jyani on Thursday, April 29, 2021

What Media Says

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