Farmer Access to Innovation Resources (FAIR 2): main findings and lessons learnt in piloting LISFs in Nepal

LI-BIRD, the lead NGO of the Prolinnova Nepal network was the first to pilot innovation funds within Prolinnova. This idea was elaborated and nurtured through the Farmer Access to Innovation Resources project that was rolled out in several countries in the network including Nepal. The experiences, findings, challenges and lessons are documented in the report, Farmer Access to Innovation Resources (FAIR 2): main findings and lessons learnt in piloting LISFs in Nepal. The report also provides some pointers to how LISFS could be institutionalised through a national innovation fund under the leadership on the Ministry of Agriculture and Development.

Engagement of LI-BIRD for promotion of agrobiodiversity: special emphasis on Prolinnova

by Shreeram P Neopane
Executive Director, LI-BIRD

presented at Development Opportunity Crops Network (DOCNet) 2nd Stakeholder Workshop, 10-11 January 2012, Rome, Italy 

(PDF file: 1.39 MB)


New Misereor project LINEX-CCA in Asia !

On 1 January 2012 a new regional programme was started by Prolinnova partners in Cambodia, India and Nepal. “Local INnovation and EXperimentation: an entry point to Climate-Change Adaptation for sustainable livelihoods in Asia“ is known as LINEX–CCA for short. Misereor, Germany, has approved activities for three years. The content coordination of LINEX–CCA lies with LI-BIRD in Nepal, the administrative coordination with CEDAC in Cambodia. The overall aim is, by using participatory innovation development (PID), to improve the livelihoods of rural communities, especially women, that depend on agriculture and are vulnerable to climate change. Also the capacities of local organisations will be strengthened to support these innovating, experimenting and adapting communities. Evidence will be provided to feed into policy dialogue at national and international level, designed to increase recognition of local capacities and initiatives in dealing with climate change.

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