VAAGDHARA favours a circular economic approach in the farming system. Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) for sustainable development of natural resources like land, soil, water, vegetation and livestock following principles of circularity and adopting sovereignty holds the key to sustainable livelihood for the indigenous people.
The features of this circular farming are: A nutritive sensitive farming system with the community-owned seed management system and focus on rainfed farming; blending of an appropriate package of practices in farming for reviving indigenous farming practices and incorporating scientific knowledge; reviving of Nutrition pack crops and uncultivated food items; adaption of diverse perennial crops and vegetations to address vulnerabilities occurring due to climate change.
Sustainable livelihood is whether there will be no poverty and no hunger. Practicing such type of farming will create a balance in the ecosystem leading to economic growth and the well-being of the tribal community.