On the realization of a widespread platform and basement exclusively for the coastal area CBOS, NGOs and non-profit initiatives along with farming and coastal communities, an assemblage of likeminded civil society initiatives and people joined hand in hand with CVN from the Eastern Ghats and the state Andhra Pradesh and its coastal districts thus came to existence the Coastal Area Network. There are number of NGOs and societies engaged in voluntary social service, they are dedicated and with a mind of oneness and to work for the common social cause assiduously, but they lack competency, resources, experts, guidance and many such necessary supports. And consequently CVN is a network of such NGOs, the coastal lives, farming rural families and people-centered CBOs in rural and coastal areas. It is a registered society under Societies Registration Act XXI of 2001 of 35 with Registration No.90/2014 through groups of volunteer organizations’ network for socio-economic-marine-sustainable agriculture and Livelihood development and empowerment.
As a resourceful and leading Network of Organizations CVN since its inception, is working on costal fishing families’ development, bio-technology based marine technology, costal agriculture (Seaweed/alage) agriculture, socio economic and environmental development particularly in the districts of Andhra Pradesh and with special emphasis over Nellore, Prakasam, Guntur, Krishna, East Godavari and Vishakhapatnam Districts. CVN serves the poor, needy, down trodden and weaker sections irrespective of caste, creed and religion and it is purely a civil society, nonprofit and secular resource agency.
The CVN has now a strong network of more than 50 NGOs, 400 CBOs and it has formed and nurtured 25 strong and wide community clubs and organizations. The CVN invites voluntary partnership in its all activities and projects from NGOs, CBOs and individuals.
The network has initiated and has expertise on various thematic activities like agriculture like costal agriculture, organic farming, ecology and ocean science, Bio-Diversity, Ecological balancing, Ocean technology, Earth Science, etc. and undertakes studies related to such issues, formulating solutions and many such activities ocean & marine technology, hi-tech farming, sustainable agriculture practices, NPM & IPM techniques, the issues of Earth’s changes, Climate Changes, Early warning systems, steps to be taken-up to safe guard the Earth/environment, eco-restoration and ecological balancing, environment protection, livelihood options based on eco-farmer friendly agriculture practices, value addition programmes etc.