Smallholder Adaptive Farming and Biodiversity Network (SAFBIN)

SAFBIN is an action research programme from Caritas Organisations to address the issues of climate change and food security of smallholder farmers in South Asia. The programme aiming to achieve SDG 2, is inspired by the achievements and mutual learning process of the Caritas Partners in a successful previous phase of regional programme under the European Union Global Programme on Agriculture Research for Development (ARD).

SAFBIN is a multi-dimensional and multi-sector programme aimed to address the agricultural development challenges of developing and emerging countries. The innovative models piloted by the smallholder farmers from five rainfed Agro-Ecosystems (AES) in South Asia will be scalable and replicable in all similar Agro-Ecosystems. This programme will primarily contribute in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2 of United Nations: “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture in South Asia”.

The overall programme will benefit about 40000 people living in 165 villages of 21 districts in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. The first phase of the programme will be implemented from April, 2018 in 95 villages of 11 districts, benefiting about 22000 people.

SAFBIN programme follows farmer led collective on-farm adaptive research, farming system and partnership approaches to empower the smallholder farmers in:

Caritas organisations part of this initiative are the official national organisations of the Catholic Bishops' Conference for social development in their respective countries. 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. Implementing partners in South Asia are the members of Caritas Asia, which is also a strategic partner of this programme.

Caritas India, Caritas Bangladesh, Caritas Nepal and Caritas Pakistan will be implementing this programme in South Asia with the support of Caritas Austria and Caritas Switzerland. They will collaborate and partner with global and national research institutions, national agricultural research system and universities to implement this programme.








Project Overview Safbin

Project Title Project Structure Project Objective Project Goal
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Overview

10 Districts

Bangladesh - Natore, Naogoan, Rajshahi Districts

India - Mandla, Satna and Sagar Districts of Madhya Pradesh State

Nepal - Kaski, Nawalparasi, Bardiya and Surkhet Districts

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Districts

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90 Villages

BANGLADESH:
Natore District:
Kaidima, Nowpara, Balia, Kachutia, Kumrul, Kalikapur, Katashkul, Sreekhondi, Bhabanipur, Ramagari

Rajshahi District:
Gheepara, Dharmohata, Hujuripara, Bazitpur,
Tetulia, Sarishakuri, Radhanagar, Karnahar, Batasmulla, Saramongla

Naogaon District:
Mahimapur, Gupinahar, Chakgabinda (Dangapara), Chakmoli, Chak Attram, Bishtopur, Shyambati, Krishnabollo, Shaldanga, Gayarpur


INDIA:
Sagar district
Khargatora, Shashan, Hanumantora, Bagrohi, Amarmau, Ratanpur, Kanikheri, Khusipura, Chandola Tapariya and Vanpura

Satna District:
Bharahata, Gurbra-Kala, Dhaneh, Itma, Mathri-pathora, Dadari, Shivrampur, Aakaha, Aakahi and Birpur

Mandla District
Tikriya, Khairi, Kurela, Badwar, Ghota, Katigahan, Bijatola, Kamhriya, Baigakhera, Jaitpuri

NEPAL:
Kaski District:
Lumle, Dhikurpokhari, Kaskikot, Machhapuchre, Puranchaur, Hemja, Bharatpokhari, Nirmalpokhari, Rupakot VDCs and Lekhnath Municipality

Nawalparasi District
Dhobadi, Deurali, Mainaghat, Mainaghat, Rakachuli, Rakachuli, Dumkibas, Pithauli, Rajahar and Shivamandir

Bardiya District:
Mainapokhar, Kalika, Guleria, Taratal, Motipur and Sorahawa

Surkhet District:
Gadhi and Chinchu

90

Villages

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SHF Collectives

3 -4 Smallholder Farmers Collectives (SHFC) are formed in each project villages. Members in the SHFC includes men and women farmers. SHFC members are engaged in On Farm Adaptive Research through Farmers Collective Lead Approach.

270

SHF Collectives

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Smallholder Families

This initiative is dirctly addressing the climate change and food security challenges of 3000 families engaged in On-Farm Adaptive Research.

3000

Smallholder Families

4 vulnerable AES in india, Bangladesh & Nepal