Livestock Development

Livestock Rearing is an age-old practice that is prevalent in many Naga households. This activity acts as a source of livelihood and food security to many families if developed properly.

Here are some of the practices that tEA has been working with alongside communities:

Mithun Rearing

tEA in collaboration with Tata Trust supported ‘The Mithun Rearing for Livelihoods and Conservation of Forests’ from October 2010 to June 2016. This included areas like Porba, Pholami, Thetsumi, Mesulumi, and Enhulumi. This project is based in the Phek district of Nagaland. This project is presently under tEA and is actively pursued in the areas mentioned above including the Meluri Subdivision.

The sole purpose of this project is to increase the income of the farmers while combating climate change by increasing forest cover. Micro-credit is available to the farmers to buy mithuns. Plus, The National Research Centre on Mithun also provided basic medical trainings with vaccinations to the people.


tEA also supports this activity by disbursing loans and offering trainings to practicing folks. An instance to showcase the growth of this venture includes the ‘Piggery Incubation Centre’ located in Gaili, Peren. The National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) and Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP) funds and supports this centre, respectively. The end goal is to generate income through piggery.


tEA also facilitates the growing practice of poultry farming by involving the Youth, SHGs, and Farmers in it. The organization provides mentorship, financial and market linkages to the people via their non-profit section and financial umbrella ever since 2000. tEA has partnered with renowned organizations like Department of Under Developed Areas (DUDA) to distribute ducklings in the Meluri Sub-Division of Phek, which includes Pokhungri, Wazeho, Hutsu, Matikhru, Meluri and Pungro Villages.

The organization has initiated Quail rearing from 2018 to 2020 to stabilize income flow in many households. tEA has also partnered with the state KVR & ICAR to provide ‘Chicks’ to over 300 families in Phek.