About the Nepal Country Platform

Prolinnova-Nepal aims at developing and institutionalising partnership and methodologies that promote processes of local innovation in environmentally sound use of natural resources. It is an initiative undertaken in partnership between several Nepal-based organisations.

Prolinnova-Nepal at APAARI consultation on agri-food innovation

An expert consultation on agri-food innovation in Asia and the Pacific was held on 1-3 November 2016 in Taiwan, jointly organised by the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutes (APAARI) with other international organisations. The meeting emphasised the need to involve farming communities in innovation processes with scientists. Suman Manandhar was invited to present lessons from Prolinnova-Nepal's experiences in facilitating multistakeholder partnerships to support farmer innovation in agriculture and food. A short report on the event can be found here:

Nepali innovator awarded international prize for women’s creativity

The International Day of Rural Women was celebrated in Nepal on 15 October 2016 with a ceremony to award a Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life to Mrs Tulsi Gyawali for her innovation in waste management.

Two events organised by Prolinnova–Nepal in August 2016

The Prolinnova–Nepal Country Platform with the assistance of researchers and staff of the Natural History Museum (NHM), Tribhuvan University, organised a workshop on Grant Writing Development for Youth on 3–4 August 2016 and a seminar on Weed Science: Status and Future Directions on 5 August 2016.

New host for the Prolinnova-Nepal network

The Natural History Museum of Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu has accepted the task of hosting the Prolinnova network in Nepal. Since the network started in 2003, it has been capably hosted by LI-BIRD (Local Initiatives in Biodiversity, Research and Development) based in Pokhara.

Factors influencing local innovation in ecological agriculture in the central development region of Nepal

Bhattarai, S. M., D. R. Dangol, S. B. Srivastav and P. K. Shrestha
Nepalese Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 2015, 13: 69-84
PDF file: 2.8 MB


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)


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