Mangroves are a unique partnership-led initiative to promote investment in coastal ecosystem conservation for sustainable development. MFF provides a platform for collaboration among the many different agencies, sectors and countries which are addressing challenges to coastal ecosystem and livelihood issues. The goal is to promote an integrated ocean-wide approach to coastal management and to building the resilience of ecosystem-dependent coastal communities. The Horticultural Farming is also supported by the Conservation of Mangrove Forests benefiting to a large number of Small Farmers and Marginal Farmers for their lively-hood management. The landless people take some advantages of financial benefits by collecting the firewood and seeds from the Mangrove Forest. The most important advantage for the nearby people, that the Mangroves save them from different type of Natural Calamities. MFF focuses on ecosystem based adaptation to climate change and building coastal resilience. This includes: understanding the full economic value of mangroves for building coastal resilience, promoting benefit sharing mechanism to ensure rights of the coastal communities over coastal ecosystems, exploring ecosystem based solutions for coastal protection and assisting the coastal communities to become more resilient.
Indias coastline extends almost 7,500 km along the main land and the coastal ecosystems in India provide invaluable services to the thousands of communities. MFF in India works towards the overall objectives of increasing coastal resilience led by the National Coordination Body chaired by the Additional Secretary to Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC). The focus of the projects are on enhancing coastal livelihood security and sustainability, building upon coastal and marine biodiversity research, preserving ecosystem integrity, ensuring population safety and promoting sustainable livelihoods and developing communication and knowledge on marine and coastal ecosystems.