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Strengthening Adaptive Farming in Bangladesh, India and Nepal (SAF-BIN)

SAF-BIN is an action research programme under the European Union Global programme on Agriculture Research for Development (ARD). It is a multi-dimensional research that address the agricultural development challenges of developing and emerging countries. It is an initiative to promote local food and nutritional security through adaptive small scale farming in four rainfed Agro Ecosystems (AES) in South Asia.

Caritas organisations part of this action are the official national organisations of the Catholic Bishops' Conference for social development. They are also members of Caritas Internationalis in Rome which is a global confederation of 165 Catholic organisations working in humanitarian emergencies and international development.

Caritas India, Caritas Bangladesh and Caritas Nepal came together with Caritas Austria and University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria and associate partners - Action for Food Production (AFPRO), India; Sam Higginbotom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences (SHIATS), India; Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Bangladesh and Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD) to address the Food Security and Climate Change Challenges of the Smallholder Farmers living in rainfed areas in South Asia.