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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.

Tribhuvan University staff learn about local innovation & farmer-led joint research

Staff members of the Institute of Science and Technology (IoST) at Tribhuvan University and affiliated campuses joined a training programme on local innovation and farmer-led joint research, thanks to funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nuffic. See report here: PDF file: 351 KB

Peri-urban farmer innovator shows his innovations to trainees (Photo: Chesha Wettasinha).

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
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