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  • Khonar Bochon - A compilation of traditional poetry around agriculture

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  • 01/01/2016

Khonar Bochon is a compilation of traditional poetry around agriculture. Known to be written by a famous Bengali poet Khana, these short saying brings are the realities of agriculture and more relevant even in the present times.

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  • Traditional Foods and Habits of Farmers in Bangladesh

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  • 01/01/2016

This document has captured the diversity of the traditional food systems in Bangladesh. The variety of food and habits of farmers were documented as a process to understand and identify the richness and diversity of the traditional systems and practices.

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  • Report on On-Farm Adaptive Research in Bangladesh

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  • 01/01/2016

This document is a compilation of on-farm adative research conducted by the smallholder farmers as part of the SAFBIN programme. The document contains details of the research methodology and results.

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  • Improving the Drought Resilience of the Small Farmer Agroecosystem

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  • 24/08/2017

Pranab Ranjan Choudhury, SAF-BIN consultant, natural resources management and governance expert and champion for smallholder farmers is the lead author of a recent article in the important Indian policy periodical Economic and Political Weekly. Pranabs article reflects the SAF-BIN perspective on small farmers. It examines the changing drought ecosystems of poor farm ... Read more

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  • Ethical aspects of knowledge in view of sustainable goal setting in development projects using the example of Caritas Nepal

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  • 31/05/2017

Andrea Wiltberger has completed her MSc thesis at the University of Vienna, Austria. The field work for this thesis was supported by the SAF-BIN project especially the SAF-BIN teams of Caritas Nepal and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna.

 

Summary*

The goal of this work has been to establish an overview of perspectives on ethica ... Read more

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  • Training Manual on Organic Farming (in Hindi)

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  • 01/10/2016

From August 27 to 29, 2014 Professor Thomas Abraham, lecturer at the department ... Read more

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  • PART 1 of 2: Approaching Resilience. Practices and innovations supporting smallholder climate change adaptation

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  • 01/10/2016

Now also available directly from this website in 2 parts!

Part 2 of 2

The booklet is a compilation of selected practices ... Read more

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  • PART 1 of 2: Approaching Resilience. Practices and innovations supporting smallholder climate change adaptation

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  • 01/10/2016

Now also available directly from this website in 2 parts!

Part 1 of 2

The booklet is a compilation of selected practices ... Read more

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  • PART 2: How do farmers adapt to climate change? - A collection of research summaries

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  • 31/08/2016

To make the document also directly available from the website it was split into 2 parts for easier up and download:

PART 2 of this booklet comprises of the research summaries of all available research theses conducted within the SAF-BIN project. The involved students, advisors and research officers (ROs) of all project countries contributed to the content. The annex of this booklet ... Read more

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  • PART 1: How do farmers adapt to climate change? - A collection of research summaries

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  • 31/08/2016

To make the document also directly available from the website it was split into 2 parts for easier up and download:

PART 1 of this booklet comprises of the research summaries of all available research theses conducted within the SAF-BIN project. The involved students, advisors and research officers (ROs) of all project countries contributed to the content. The annex of this booklet ... Read more

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  • PART II: Workshop Souvenir Booklet on Mainstreaming Smallholder Farmers’ Agenda in the Agricultural Education, Research and Extension Systems

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  • 25/08/2014

SAF-BIN contributed to a workshop on 'Mainstreaming Smallholder Farmers’ Agenda in the Agricultural Education, Research and Extension Systems' o ... Read more

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  • PART I: Workshop Souvenir Booklet on Mainstreaming Smallholder Farmers’ Agenda in the Agricultural Education, Research and Extension Systems

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  • 25/08/2014

SAF-BIN contributed to a workshop on 'Mainstreaming Smallholder Farmers’ Agenda in the Agricultural Education, Research and Extension ... Read more

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  • SAF-BIN Infografik

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  • 01/09/2016

Final results of the SAF-BIN Program presented on one page

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  • Pathways for Resilient Small Farms in South Asia

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  • 29/08/2016

This documents comprises of the final learnings and process followed in the European Union co-financed programme, Strengthening Adaptive Farming in Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

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  • Drought Tolerant Rice Varieties and Cultivation Practices ( Poster )

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  • 26/08/2016

SAFBIN project  undertook onfarm action research (OFAR) on varietal trials  in different drought tolerant rice varieties in different locations of Bardia , Surkhet and Nawalparasi district in the year 2012, 2013 and 2014. It was found that these drought tolerant varieties can perform better than locally adopted resident varieties in drought condition while in normal years ( with good rainfall in monsoon ), ... Read more

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  • Hara Khad (Green Manure) - SAF-BIN Good Agricultural Practice

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  • 01/04/2016

Micro and macro nutrients are essential for optimum plants growth. Plants receive these nutrients from soil during their primary growth stages. Green manure is found to be helpful in providing these nutrients to the plants.

Method of preparation

  • A mixture of above mentioned seeds are sown in the field soon after harvesting the previous crop and allow the green manure c ... Read more
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  • NPK Ghol - SAF-BIN Good Agricultural Practice

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  • 01/04/2016

Nitrogen Phosphorus and Potassium Solution (NPK Ghol) is used to increase soil fertility and balance nutrient deficiency.

Preparation
Take 1kg linseed cake, 1kg sesame cake, 250g dry egg shells, 2kg cow dung, 250g ash, 1kg mustard cake and mix properly with 25l water. Cover with a cotton cloth and keep in the shade for 4 days. The solution needs to stirred 2 times/day (morning and evening h ... Read more

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  • Matka Khad - SAF-BIN Good Agricultural Practice

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  • 01/04/2016

Matka Khad is used to increase soil fertility and balance nutrient deficiency. It has been one of the most populat organic practiced during the SAF-BIN project and was used with a variety of crop types.

Preparation

Take 50g jaggery, 2kg cow dung, 2l cow urine, 10l water and mix it properly in an earthen pot. Cover it tightly with a clean cotton cloth. The solution needs to be stirr ... Read more

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  • Jivamrit - SAF-BIN Good Agricultural Practice

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  • 01/04/2016

Jivamrit is a botanical solution that works as a growth promotor and helps to maintain the soil nutrients.

Preparation

1l cow urine + 50g jaggery + 1kg cow dung + 50g Besan (gram flour) + 200g fertile soil + 2l water are mixed properly for 10 minutes and put in a earthen pot. The pot is covered with a clean cotton cloth.The solution needs to stire 2 times in a day (morning and evening ho ... Read more

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  • Kechua Khad - SAF-BIN Good Agricultural Practice

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  • 01/04/2016

Kechua Khad is vermi-compost. It is rich in soil micro-organism and nutrients. It helps to increase the soil fertility, increases the moisture holding capacity of soils and improved the soil structure to achieve better soil aeration. It contains dry leaves, straw, kitchen waste, 15 days old cow dung and water

Preparation

Dry leaves, straw and kitchen waste are mixed properly with 15 days ... Read more

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  • Machli Khad - SAF-BIN Good Agricultural Practice

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  • 01/04/2016

Fish tonic is used to increase soil fertility and balance nutrient deficiency. It has been one of the most populat organic practiced during the SAF-BIN project and was used with a variety of crop types.

Preparation

Take 500g fish waste, 500g old jaggery and 1l water. Mix all ingredients properly in an earthen pot. Cover th pot tightly with a clean ... Read more

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  • Dashparni Ark - SAF-BIN Good Agricultural Practice

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  • 01/04/2016

Dashparni Ark is an organic pest repellent applied to control harmful insects and pests. I contains bitter and pungent leaves according to local availability, cow urine, cow dung and water.

Preparation

Collect any 10 leave of plants that a bitter and pungent charactaristic and are available locally e.g. 5kg Neem, 2kg Papaya, 2kg custard apple, 2kg bitter gourd, 2kg castor, 2kg marigold, ... Read more

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  • Lamit Ark - SAF-BIN Good Agricultural Practice

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  • 01/04/2016

Lamit Ark is one of the most populat organic pest repellents. Farmers ususlly apply it to control the prevelence of pests and insects. It contains: 1kg green chily; 1kg garlic; 1kg tobacco; 5l cow urine.

Preparation

The components are gound, mixed together properly and kept in an earthen pot for 24 hours. The pot needs to be covered with a clean co ... Read more

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  • Bijamrit - SAF-BIN Good Agricultural Practice

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  • 01/04/2016

Bijamrit is a botanic preparation used to protect from seed borne diseases and increase the germination rate. It consist of: 1kg cow dung; 1l cow urine; 50g lime; 200g fertile soil and 5l water.

Preparation

All ingredients are mixed together properly and put in a earthen pot for 24 hours. The pot should be closed with a clean cotton cloth. The solution needs to be stirred 2 times/days (m ... Read more

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  • Response of rainfed rice (Oryza sativa L.) to planting dates and liquid organic formulations in the context of climate change in Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh

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  • 01/04/2016

Chubaienla Jamir conducted her research summary at the Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHIATS). The fieldwork for this thesis took place on the farms of SAF-BIN project participants in Madhya Pradesh, India.

Summary

Warm weather during node stage of rice is an increasing problem in rice production in Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh. It lead ... Read more

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  • Effect of sowing date and varietal selection on the growth and yield of blackgram (Vigna mungo L.) under rainfed farming in the context of climate change in Sagar (Madhya Pradesh)

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  • 01/04/2016

Pramod Kumar completed this MSc research thesis at the Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHIATS), Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India within our project.

Summary

Blackgram is an important crop in India in terms of quantity (highly consumed) and quality (good protein and mineral source). There are, however, growing constraints for the yield of black ... Read more

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  • Evaluation of different cultivars and methods of planting for rain fed rice (Oryza sativa L.) in the context of climate change

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  • 01/04/2016

Jaykrit Singh completed this Msc thesis at the Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHIATS), Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India within our project.

Summary

Rain fed ecosystems reflect the majority of the total rice growing area in India. Due to lack of water supply, these production systems are vulnerable to floods and droughts. Adaptive farming stra ... Read more

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  • Productivity and economic feasibility of rain fed rice (Oryza sativa L.) as influenced by crop geometry and cultural practices in Satna District of Madhya Pradesh in the context of climate change

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  • 01/04/2016

Daikho Saveipune conducted this MSc thesis research at Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHIATS), Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India within our project

Summary

The majority of rice growing areas in India is rainfed, which makes the crops likely to be hit worst by climate change, due to limited mechanisms for coping with climate variability. Adapta ... Read more

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  • Response of indigenous cultivars of blackgram (Vigna mungo L.) to method of sowing and nutrient management under rainfed farming and climate change in Sagar (Madhya Pradesh)

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  • 01/04/2016

Raj Mohan Singh completed his MSc thesis research at Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHIATS), Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Summary

Blackgram is an important and widely adopted pulse in India. Nevertheless, it´s productivity is low and is increasingly affected by climate change effects. Hence, appropriate adaption strategies are requi ... Read more

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  • An on-farm study on the effect of honey bees in onion seed production

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  • 01/04/2016

Auditi Chokrabarti completed her Msc thesis research at the University of Development Alternative (UODA), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Summary

Onion (Allium cepa) is an important spice crop in Bangladesh ranking first in production and second in area among the cultivated spices. At present, the need for a local increase of onion seed ... Read more

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  • Effectiveness of different organic and inorganic combination on soil fertility and water holding capacity of wheat field

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  • 01/04/2016

Sujon Kumar completed this MSc thesis research at University of Development Alternative (UODA), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Summary

Organic matter affects chemical and physical properties including soil structure, moisture holding capacity, diversity and activity of soil organisms and overall soil health. It influences nutrient availability and uptake of chemical fertilizers, pesticides ... Read more

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  • Effect of different sowing methods on the yield and yield components of rice

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  • 01/04/2016

Md. Shamim Ahmad completed his BSc thesis at the Department of Fisheries at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Summary

The performance of rice is related to cultivation practices like the method selected to transplant rice seedlings. In the context of climate change, resource effective rice production is essential. Line transplanting can reduce the cultivation costs, pests ... Read more

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  • Effect of Different Sources of Organic Fertilizer with Different Combination of N, P and K on Yield of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L)

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  • 01/04/2016

Most. Tahmina Akter conducted her BSc thesis research at the Department of Botany at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Summary

The potential of wheat can only be exploited through proper inputs, plant protection and irrigation. The interest in manure has reemerged due to high prices of inorganic fertilizers. Green, farmyard and organic manure provide long term soil produc ... Read more

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  • Effectiveness of different plant parts (Bio-pesticides) on preservation of wheat seed (Triticum aestivum L.)

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  • 01/04/2016

Sazeda Akter conducted this BSc thesis at the Department of Botany at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Summary

In Bangladesh total loss due to poor post-harvest processing and preservation of agricultural products represents a tremendous loss to the economy. There is an urgent need introduce proper storage and processing. A main aim during storage is to minimize the grow ... Read more

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  • Participatory variety selection and adaptation performance of the varieties in diverse climatic situation

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  • 01/04/2016

Arabinda Das completed his BSc thesis at the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Summary

Climate change leads to a climatic variability, an increase of drought events and a shift of rainy seasons in Bangladesh. These factors have a negative effect on rice cultivation. Different duration varieties are adapted to differ ... Read more

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  • Effectiveness of practiced management option to control of rice stem borer

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  • 01/04/2016

Md. Asadul Islam completed his BSc thesis at the Department of Agronomy and Agricultural Extension at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Summary

Climate change lead to reduced annual rainfall and increased temperatures. Such conditions stimulate the expansion of rice stem borers, insects that damage rice plants leading to reduced productivity of the crop.

The ob ... Read more

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  • Effectiveness of practiced management options to control of rice bug

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  • 01/04/2016

Joynab Jerin has conducted her BSc thesis with the Department of Agronomy and Agricultural Extension at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Summary

Climate change leads to reduced rainfall and increasing temperatures. This environment favors the spread of the rice bug (Leptocorisa sp.). Rice bug causes reduced growth or deformation of rice grains which reduced productivity ... Read more

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  • Effectiveness of different organic and inorganic combination on soil fertility and water holding capacity of rice field

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  • 01/04/2016

Most. Shabnom Mustary has conducted her BSc research at the Department of Agronomy and Agricultural Extension of the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Summary

Cracking top-soil in rice fields can cause cultivation problems. It influences the capillary rise of water, nutrient uptake by rice plants, vegetative growth and yields negatively. An increase of organic matter in the s ... Read more

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  • Comparative test of varieties of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) for increased production

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  • 01/04/2016

Mohammed Quamaruzzaman has completed this BSc study at the Department of Botany at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Summary

Wheat is the second most important cereal crop in Bangladesh and can be cultivated in a wide range of environments. Average yield remains low in comparison to other countries. So far very little work has been done within Bangladesh to develop a pack ... Read more

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  • Effectiveness of practiced management option to control of rice sheath blight

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  • 01/04/2016

Md. Shahanur Rahman completed this BSc thesis at the Department of Agronomy and Agricultural Extension of the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Summary

Rice sheath blight disease, caused by Rhizoctonia solani, is a major problem for rice production in North-western Bangladesh. The disease thrives in warm and wet conditions. Climate change leads to increasing temperat ... Read more

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  • Comparative field performance analysis of three varieties of mung bean (Vigna radiata L.)

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  • 01/04/2016

Md. Shahid Reza completed this BSc thesis at the Department of Botany at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Summary

Mung bean (Vigna radiate L. Wilczek) is an economically and nutritionally significant pulse for Bangladesh. It is cultivated on 20% of the agricultural area of Bangladesh. The pulse combines excellent protein quality and high digestibility with the ability to ... Read more

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  • Effect of different sources of nitrogen on yield and yield components of rice

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  • 01/04/2016

This is the BSc thesis completed by Md. Abubakker Siddique at the Department of Agronomy and Agricultural Extension at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Summary

Fertilization management of rice is becoming increasingly difficult due to climate change. At the same time it is important to manage nitrogen fertilization more effectively to ensure acceptable rice yields in the ... Read more

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  • Performance assessment of honey bee on pollination of onion flower (Allium cepa L.)

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  • 01/04/2016

This BSc. thesis was completed by Rubina Fatima Smritee at the Department of Botany at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Summary

Onion is one of the most common and important spice crop of Bangladesh and an integral part of the Bangladeshi diet. Insect pollination is necessary for this cross pollinated crop, especially in the case of hybrid seed production. The role of ma ... Read more

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  • Increase productivity and profitability through introduction of Pulses and oil seed in Transplanting Aman-Fallow cropping pattern and stability of them

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  • 01/04/2016

This BSc. thesis was completed by Most. Arifa Sultana Mukti at the Department of Botany of the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

 

Summary

Pulses like lentil, chickpea and grasspea are considered ‘the meat of the poor’, the cheapest source of protein. Mustard is currently the most important oil seed in the country. In the climate change context an ... Read more

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  • Performance assessment of minimize of seedling and to increase yield

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  • 01/04/2016

This BSc thesis was completed by Yaismin arannum at Department of Agronomy & Agricultural extensionof the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

 

Summary

Rice, the major staple crop in Bangladesh, suffers from the impacts of climate change. The increase of rice yields and reduction of losses due to pests and diseases are important for national security. The per ... Read more

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  • Simulation on various agronomic management and climate change scenarios for increasing productivity of spring maize genotypes with staggered planting under rain-fed upland situation in Central Terai using DSSAT ver 4.5 crop.

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  • 01/04/2016

This MSc thesis study was conducted by Umesh Shrestha, student at the Tribhuwan University, as part of the SAF-BIN project in Nepal in 2014.

Summary

Spring maize is a dominant crop in the upland terrain of Nepal. However, changing weather conditions experienced in the growing season negatively influence the productivity. Crop simulation models help to investigate the impact of ... Read more

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  • Gender perspectives in learning processes within SAF-BIN

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  • 06/04/2016

All German speakers can read a short summary of the thesis SAF-BIN Master student Katharina Zangerle in the current BOKU Magazin (1/2016).
http://tinyurl.com/h8swrsh (pdf page 20!)

Katharina completed her field research in SAF-BIN project sites in Nepal. Her research focused on learning processes and gender aspects. The full text (in English) is available from http://www.safbin.org/publicationdeta ... Read more

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  • Influence of sowing date and tillage on growth, productivity of wheat and climate change assessment using simulation with CSM-CERS-Wheat model for the mid-western hills of Nepal

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  • 29/02/2016

This MSc thesis study was conducted by Srijana Marasini , student at the Tribhuwan University, as part of the SAF-BIN project in Nepal in 2014.

Summary
Wheat production in Nepal is constrained by rainfall variability and increasing drought periods, due the changing climate. Sowing time is a critical influencing factor to achieve optimal yield of the wheat varieties. Crop simulatio ... Read more

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  • Growth, productivity and climate change assessments of drought tolerant rice cultivars under different crop management practices: simulations using CSM-CERES-Rice model in central terai of Nepal

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  • 29/02/2016

This MSc thesis study was conducted by Bishal Dhakal, student at the Tribhuvan University, as part of the SAF-BIN project in Nepal in 2014.

Summary
Rice is a staple food in Nepal, but its production is restricted due to rising erratic rainfall patterns, and fluctuating temperatures caused by climate change. Appropriate crop management practice and dr ... Read more

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  • Efficacy of mulching and farm yard manure on okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) productivity during spring-summer season at Nawalparasi

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  • 29/02/2016

This MSc thesis study was conducted by Khem Prasad Oli, student at the Tribhuvan University, as part of the SAF-BIN project in Nepal in 2013.

Summary
Chemical fertilizers and pesticides are often applied to counteract yield loss and to increase plant growth. These materials are, however, costly and have hazardous effects on human health and the environment. Mulching and farm yard ... Read more

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  • Farmer’s Perception and adaptation measures of vegetable cultivation under climate change and vulnerability context in Nawalparasi District

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  • 29/02/2016

This BSc thesis study was conducted by Sushila Joshi, student at the Tribhuvan University, as part of the SAF-BIN project in Nepal in 2014.

Summary
Increased temperatures, reduced availability of irrigation water, flooding and soil salinity are limiting factors of vegetable production. Hence, tools to adapt and mitigate these adverse climate change effects on agricultural producti ... Read more

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  • Study on wheat farmer’s perception and adaptation measures under climate change and vulnerability context of Bardiya District

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  • 29/02/2016

This BSc thesis study was conducted by Sandeep Chapagain, student at the Tribhuvan University, as part of the SAF-BIN project in Nepal in 2014.

Summary
Nepal is an agro-economic country and its agricultural system is dependent on climatic factors. Hence, changes in climatic patterns impact the entire agricultural production. Studies on people´s perception of climate change i ... Read more

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  • Study of climate change in Bardiya district, Nepal: Impact and adaptation in agriculture

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  • 29/02/2016

This BSc thesis study was conducted by Reena Bajracharya, student at the Kathmandu University, as part of the SAF-BIN project in Nepal in 2012.

Summary
Bardiya district is one of the most affected areas of climate change in Nepal. Although several studies examining the impacts of climate change were carried out in the Himalayan region, data are rare ... Read more

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  • Climate change impacts and adaptation measures practiced in agriculture at Latikoili VDCof Surkhet District, Nepal

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  • 29/02/2016

This BSc thesis study was conducted by Preety Pradhananga , student at the Kathmandu University, as part of the SAF-BIN project in Nepal in 2014.

Summary
Climate change has a strong effect on developing countries such as Nepal, where adaptive capacity is low and agriculture is highly dependent on climatic factors such as rainfall and temperature. Limited understanding of the impac ... Read more

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  • Study on rice farmer’s perception and adaptation measures under climate change and vulnerability context in Bardiya District.

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  • 29/02/2016

This BSc thesis study was conducted by Hridesh Sharma, student at the Tribhuwan University, as part of the SAF-BIN project in Nepal in 2014.

Summary
Rain-fed agriculture, covering the majority of crop production in Nepal, is highly vulnerable to climate change. Adaption practices offer sustainable solutions to mitigate climate change effects. The strategies, however, have to be de ... Read more

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  • Field survey and efficacy of various essential oils against chickpea pulse beetle (Callosobruchus chinensis L.) management in storage condition.

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  • 29/02/2016

This MSc thesis study was conducted by  Hari Prasad Subedi student at the Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan Nepal, as part of the SAF-BIN project in Nepal in 2015.

Summary
Grain legumes are key components of cropping systems in Nepal and are important for nutrition and subsistence farming. Unfortunately they are increasingly affected by insect pests and the ... Read more

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  • Response of drought tolerant rainfed rice cultivars to transplanting dates under changing climatic condition in Nawalparasi, Nepal

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  • 28/02/2016

This MSc thesis study was conducted by Dinesh Bahadur Karki, student at the Tribhuvan University, as part of the SAF-BIN project in Nepal in 2012.

Summary
Rainfed production systems are highly vulnerable to climate change. In Nepal, more than 70% of the total rice production derives from rainfed ecosystems, hence strategies to mitigate climate change effects are crucial. The ... Read more

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  • Farmers´ perception and adaptation measures of rice cultivation under climate change and vulnerability context in Nawalparasi district

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  • 28/02/2016

This BSc thesis study was conducted by Anisha Giri, student at the Tribhuvan University, as part of the SAF-BIN project in Nepal in 2014.

Summary
Rajahar and Pithauli  (VDC)1 are main rice producing areas in Nawalparasi district in Nepal. Yet, these locations are highly affected by changing rainfall patterns and farmers are facing problems in crop production. Docum ... Read more

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  • Understanding the context - Nawalparasi District Report

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  • 28/02/2016

To prepare for project activities in Nawalparasi district, Nepal, the SAF-BIN team of Caritas Nepal compiled information on the district from literature review and direct interation with village stakeholders of 10 project villages in Nawalparasi district.

Picture: Farmer of Nawalparasi with during a participatory rural appraisal exercise (c) SAF-BIN/Caritas Nepal

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  • Understanding the context - Surkhet District Report

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  • 28/02/2016

To prepare for project activities in Surkhet district, Nepal, the SAF-BIN team of Caritas Nepal compiled information on the district from literature review and direct interation with village stakeholders of 4 project villages in Surkhet district.

Picture: Farmer of surkhet with her rice harvest (c) SAF-BIN/Caritas Nepal

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  • Understanding the context - Bardiya District Report

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  • 28/02/2016

To prepare for project activities in Bardiya district, Nepal, the SAF-BIN team of Caritas Nepal compiled information on the district from literature review and direct interation with village stakeholders of 6 project villages in Bardiya district.

Picture: Farmer of Bardiya with the Caritas Nepal annual report 2013 showcasing her photo (c) SAF-BIN/Caritas Nepal

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  • Understanding the context - Kaski District Report

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  • 28/02/2016

To prepare for project activities in Kaski district, Nepal, the SAF-BIN team of Caritas Nepal compiled information on the district from literature review and direct interation with village stakeholders of 10 project villages in Kaski district.

Picture: Farmers of Kaski, Nepal preparing their paddy research field (C) SAF-BIN/Caritas Nepal

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  • Understanding the context - Rajshahi District Report

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  • 28/02/2016

To prepare for project activities in Rajshahi district, Bangladesh, the SAF-BIN team of Caritas Bangladesh compiled information on the district from literature review and direct interation with village stakeholders of 10 project villages in Rajshahi district.

Picture: Smallholder Farmers during a wealth ranking exercise (C) SAF-BIN/Caritas Bangladesh

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  • Understanding the context - Natore District Report

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  • 24/03/2016

To prepare for project activities in Natore district, Bangladesh, the SAF-BIN team of Caritas Bangladesh compiled information on the district from literature review and direct interation with village stakeholders of 10 project villages in Natore district.

Picture: Smallholder Farmer Collective Member Santi Costa feeding her poulrty (C) SAF-BIn/Caritas Bangladesh

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  • Understanding the context - Naogaon District Report

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  • 29/02/2016

To prepare for project activities in Naogaon district, Bangladesh, the SAF-BIN team of Caritas Bangladesh compiled information on the district from literature review and direct interation with village stakeholders of 10 project villages in Naogaon district.

Picture: Farmers in Naogaon district taken during a visit of SACU in Naogaon (c) SAF-BIN/Caritas India

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  • Understanding the context - Satna District Report

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  • 29/02/2016

To prepare for project activities in Satna district, Madhya Pradesh, India, the SAF-BIN team of Caritas India compiled information on the district from literature review and direct interation with village stakeholders of 10 project villages in Satna district.

Picture (c) SAF-BIN/Caritas India

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  • Understanding the context - Sagar District Report

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  • 29/02/2016

To prepare for project activities in Sagar district, Madhya Pradesh, India, the SAF-BIN team of Caritas India compiled information on the district from literature review and direct interation with village stakeholders of 10 project villages in Sagar district.

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  • Understanding the context - Mandla District Report

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  • 29/02/2016

To prepare for project activities in Mandla district, the SAF-BIN team of Caritas India compiled information on the district from literature review and direct interation with village stakeholders of 10 villages in Mandla district, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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  • Benefits of Earthworm compost - Information in Bengali

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  • 08/03/2016

Caritas Bangladesh has compiled important information on the benefits of earthenworm compost in the national language to increase accessaility for non English speakers

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  • SAF-BIN poster on wheat in Bengali

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  • 08/03/2016

Caritas Bangladesh presents important information on wheat in the national language to increase accessaility for non English speakers

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  • SAF-BIN poster on rice in Bengali

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  • 08/03/2016

Caritas Bangladesh presents important information on rice in the national language to increase accessaility for non English speakers

 

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  • AGRINATURA Science Days and SAF-BIN

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  • 01/03/2016

The learning of SAF-BIN reached the international arena of development researchers, practicioners and policy makers through the AGRINATURA Science Days 2014. This booklet is looking back on the involvement of SAF-BIN project in the AGRINATURA Science Days 2014.

AGRINATURA is the European Alliance on Agricultural Knowledge for Development. AGRINATURA is a grouping of European universities and research orga ... Read more

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  • Doing it differently

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  • 19/02/2016

In the past five years of implementing the Strengthening Adaptive Farming in Bangladesh, India and Nepal (SAF-BIN) project the project team has continuously learned from their field experiences and matured concerning the new approaches that are being followed in this project. Cooperating with farmers in a farmer-led adaptive on-farm research approach has brought many challenges and learnings. Many stories of change ... Read more

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  • A Gender Focused Analysis of Learning Processes of Smallholders within a Development Program in Nepal

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  • 11/01/2016

The final draft of the Master thesis by BOKU student Katharina Zangerle is now available. Katharina conducted the field work for this research within project locations of SAF-BIN project in Nepal supported by the local SAF-BIN team.

Abstract

Smallholder farmers in Nepal are increasingly facing problems caused by climate change. Within the action research and development project “Strengthe ... Read more

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  • Master thesis successfully defended

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  • 11/01/2016

Katharina Zangerle has successfully defended her master thesis on January 11th 2016. Her work concentrated on the analysis of learning processes in 2 SAF-BIN project districts in Nepal. She was examined by her supervisor Maria Wurzinger, SAF-BIN team member @ BOKU and Prof. Stefan Vogel at BOKU university.

Download the presentation slides.

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  • NO MONSOON, WHAT NOW?

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  • 11/11/2015

Romana Roschinsky, SAF-BIN team of BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna presented SAF-BIN project approach to the Adult Education Initiative Vienna. She explained how climate change affects South Asia and especially smallholder farmers in the region and what SAF-BIN is doing to increase their abilities to adapt to climate change. Download the presentation slides here! (Language: German)

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  • Research paper: Performance of improved production technology of blackgram (Vigna mungo l.) under rainfed farming

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  • 11/11/2015

A field experiment was conducted during the kharif season of 2012 at the farmers’ fields in 10 villages of Sagar district, to evaluate the indigenous cultivars of blackgram with respect to method of sowing and nutrient management in rainfed farming condition under supervision of SAF-BIN programme of Caritas with the help of associate partner of SHIATS, Allahabad. The treatments comprised of two indigenous cult ... Read more

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  • Conference presentation: A Gender Focused Analysis of Learning Processes of Smallholders within a Development Program in Nepal

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  • 16/09/2015

Smallholder farmers in Nepal are facing increasing problems caused by climate change. Within the action research and development project Strengthening Adaptive Farming in Bangladesh, India and Nepal (SAF-BIN), Caritas collaborated with the University of Natural ... Read more

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  • Conference poster: Poster on SAF-BIN project presented at WSCCA 2015

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  • 04/09/2015

This poster was presented during the World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation (WSCCA 2015) in Manchester (02-04/09/2015). Over 200 delegates from 40 countries had the opportunity to learn about SAF-BIN activities and achievements.

On the picture Prof Walter LEAL (the masterbind behind WSCCA) is standing left of Chintan Manandhar (SAF-BIN Nepal National Coordinator, Caritas Nepal) the SAF-BIN represent ... Read more

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  • SAF-BIN project presented at the World Symposium for Climate Change Adaptation (WSCCA) 2015 in Manchester, UK

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  • 04/09/2015

SAF-BIN was presented by Chintan Manandhar (SAF-BIN National Program Coordinator, Caritas Nepal) at this international conference.  Around 200 scientists, representatives from companies, local governments/administrations, NGOs and other professionals interested on climate change were attending the Symposium, from nealy 40 countries,
and from all continents. to delegates from across the globe.

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  • Conference presentation: Goat breeding - an adaptation strategy for climate change in Kaski, Nepal?

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  • 04/09/2015

Bernadette Moser, BOKU Master student, has assessed the goat breeding strategies of smallholder farmers from Kaski district, Nepal participating in SAF-BIN project. During her field work she was supported by SAF-BIN project and the SAF-BIN team of Caritas Nepal. Her research was selected to be presented during the 66th Read more

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  • Conference presentation: Goat feeding in the context of climate change - strategies of SAF-BIN participants in Kaski district, Nepal

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  • 04/09/2015

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  • Conference on Smallholder Farmers on the front page

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  • 14/03/2015

This current issue of the Caritas India E-News update (Issue 129) is featuring a report on the Conference for Smallholder Farmers: Resilient Future for Smallholder Farmers. The conference was an initiative of SAF-BIN project, organised by Caritas India and the Concil for Social Development (CSD) and co-financed by the European Union and Caritas Austria.

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  • Conference Brochure: Conference on Smallholder Farmers

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  • 09/03/2015

This conference on smallholder farmers will be organised at IIC, New Delhi from March 10 - 12, 2015 and is hosted by Caritas India. The Conference focuses on “Resilient Future for Small Farmers”. This initiative under the Strengthening Adaptive Farming in Bangladesh, India & Nepal (SAF-BIN) programme and organised by the SAF-BIN S ... Read more

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  • Looking back on field research: Christina Gerl

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  • 11/11/2014

Christina Gerl, master student from BOKU University, Vienna, conducted her field research within SAF-BIN Nepal project. Her topic is goat feeding management and strategies of smallholder farmers participating in SAF-BIN project. She also collected fodder samples to find out about the nutritional value of selected fodder plants and assessed the fodder supply during a typical year by recording feeding calenders with t ... Read more

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  • Looking back on field research: Andrea Wiltberger

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  • 07/10/2014

Andrea Wiltberger, master student of Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Vienna, Austria, is focusing on ethical aspects in her researcht within SAF-BIN project. In this short report she shares her experiences from the field data collection in Bardiya and Kaski districts of Nepal where she interacted with SAF-BIN participants and CARITAS Nepal's SAF-BIN team. Details on her research can be accessed he ... Read more

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  • What climate change means for feeding the planet - A reflection paper

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  • 06/10/2014

Caritas Internationalis’ reflection paper on ‘What climate change means for feeding the planet'.

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  • Response of Drought Tolerant Rainfed Rice Cultivars to Transplanting Dates Under Changing Climatic Condition in Nawalparasi, Nepal

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  • 01/10/2014

In this MSc. thesis, conducted within SAF-BIN project, Dinesh Bahadur Karki analysed the effects of different transplanting dates on rice cultivars in the SAF-BIN project site Nawalparasi distric, Nepal. His broad objective was to determine the productivity of various drought tolerant rice cultivars and appropriate transplanting dates under changing climatic scenarios. His research focused on the specific objectives ... Read more

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  • Looking back on field research: Bernadette Moser

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  • 15/09/2014

In this short report Bernadette Moser, a master student at BOKU University for Natural Resources and Life Sciences, is sharing her experiences during field research within the SAF-BIN project in Nepal. She conducted interviews with smallholders keeping goats and tries to assess their breeding strategies.

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  • Appraisal Report of Food production Distribution and Consumption System of Small Holder Farmers of Rajshahi, Natore and Naogaon districts of Bangladesh

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  • 24/08/2014

This publication is a documentation of the primary and secondary appraisals of Food Production Distribution and Consumption System [FPDCS) of Small Holders Farmer (SHF) of 30 villages under three districts (Rajshahi, Natore and Naogaon) of Bangladesh context to climate change.

The main objectives of these appraisals were:

  • To analyze the situation of resource base in these villages (nat ... Read more
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  • Baseline Report of Small Holder Farmers of Bangladesh

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  • 13/08/2014

This report, produced by the SAF-BIN team of Caritas Bangladeh, presents the analysis of household level data collected via participatory rural appraisal tools and surveys from 30 villages in the 3 districts of Bangladesh in which SAF-BIN project is active: Naogaon, Natore and Rajshani. The document intends to present the situation of smallholder farmers’ food distribution and consumption systems (SHF-FPDCS) r ... Read more

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  • Unveiling of information, education and communication materials and project documents of SAF-BIN Project in Bangladesh

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  • 21/08/2014

On August 21st 2014 the Caritas Bangladesh team invited to the presentation of a selection of information, education and communication materials at Caritas Rajshahi Regional Office in Rajshahi.

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  • Looking back on field research: Katharina Zangerle

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  • 31/07/2014

BOKU student Katharina Zangerle is sharing some of the experiences and impressions she collected during her field work within SAF-BIN project. She is doing research on learning and gender aspects within SAF-BIN (for details of her research see: http://www.safbin.org/publicationdetails__12). Her field work took her to the project sites in Bardiya and Kaski districts.

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  • Tools used in SAF-BIN project - a poster by SAF-BIN India

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  • 10/07/2014

A visualisation of participatory tools used within SAF-BIN project.

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  • Rainfed area climate change and smallholder farmers - A poster from SAF-BIN India

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  • 10/07/2014

This poster by SAF-BIN India compiles key challenges resulting from climate change in rainfed areas. It also presents key points on what climate change means for smallholders on a multitude of levels and illustrates direct and indirect costs resulting from climate change.

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  • Ethical aspects of development projects - University of Vienna master student Andrea Wiltberger is researching within SAF-BIN project

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  • 10/07/2014

Andrea Wiltberger is a master student from the University of Vienna. Through her former studies at SAF-BIN partner BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna she became aware of the research opportunities within SAF-BIN project. She is conducting research on ethical aspects of knowledge in sustainability-aimed development cooperation projects using the example of the work of Caritas Nepal in SAF-B ... Read more

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  • Goat feeding and climate change in Nepal: BOKU master student Christina Gerl is researching within SAF-BIN project

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  • 23/06/2014

Christina Gerl is a master student at SAF-BIN partner BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna. She is currently conducting research on goat feeding strategies of smallholders in the SAF-BIN project area in Kaski district, Nepal. She has been working together with the SAF-BIN Nepal team in the field to collect data on feed resources and feeding strategies. Find more information on her research h ... Read more

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  • Goat breeding as adaptive strategy in Nepal? BOKU master student Bernadette Moser is researching within SAF-BIN project

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  • 23/06/2014

Bernadette is a master student from SAF-BIN partner BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna. She is conducting research on goat breeding by smallholders in the SAF-BIN project area in Nepal's Kaski district. Find a description on her ongoing research here.

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  • Learning and gender within SAFBIN: BOKU master student Katharina Zangerle is researching within SAF-BIN project

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  • 23/06/2014

Find a short description on the ongoing research of Katharina Zangerle, a master student fom SAF-BIN Partner BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna. She is conducting research within SAF-BIN project for her master thesis based on the theory of transformative learning. Katharina analyses in which way learning processes allow individual experience, critical reflection and dialogue and in which w ... Read more

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  • Farmer Led Action Research to determine suitable wheat varieties Caritas Nepal (2014)

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  • 28/05/2014

This poster presents a SAF BIN activity from Nepal dealing with wheat variety trials. The major concern for initiation of this trial was that rainfall becomes more and more variable and the number of rainfall days as well as the total amount of precipitation are declining. This poster shows how SAF BIN project and smallholder farmers in Nepal adresses this issue by farmers led action research in 2012 and 2013 wheat ... Read more

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  • Testing climate smart rice: Farmer Led Action Research on drought tolerant rice varieties - Caritas Nepal (2014)

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  • 28/05/2014

Delayed arrival of monsoon and a fluctuation in rainfall intensity lead to a lack of soil moisture in some and excessive moisture in other phases. This affects crucial growth phases of rice. In a Farmers Group Led action research trial initiated by SAF BIN project Nepal farmers test different rice varieties for their drought tolerance. This poster gives an overview about trial activities and results from the growing ... Read more

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  • An introduction to SAF-BIN project: Project brochures

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  • 28/05/2014

Introducing SAF-BIN project dealing with building resilience to climate change through strengthening adaptive small scale farming in Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

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  • The Role of Women in a Mixed Crop-Livestock Production System in Northern India: How can the gender gap be closed?

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  • 30/03/2013

This master thesis study was conducted by BOKU student Bernadette Mayr as part of the SAF-BIN project in India during 2011-12.

Summary

Women all over the world play an important role in overcoming poverty and other grievances. The misallocation of resources and opportunities as well as the hindered access ... Read more

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  • Smallholder Farmers' Forum Meeting and District Workshop in Satna

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  • 29/11/2012

The district stakeholder forum of smallholder farmers' representatives, constituted under the SAFBIN programme of Caritas India, held its first meeting in Satna on 27 November 2012. The forum meeting discussed the challenges of smallholder farmers and exchanged their experience and learning from adaptive agriculture practices.

The fo ... Read more