GPD are Good Practices for Diversity – not to be confused with Good Agricultural Practices.
Tropical fruits are important part of culture in Asia besides their food and nutritional values. Traditionally these tropical fruits are managed in a variety of production systems such as in natural forest, protected areas, buffer zones, home gardens, semi-commercial and commercial orchards.
Over the years, farmers have developed a range of production and management practices along with formal research and private institutions to conserve and sustainably use of tropical fruit species diversity.
Good practices innovated by farming communities and researchers are identified for interventions at the community level. Since a good practice can be a process, a method, a technique, an institutional arrangement or a combination of any of these, a framework of typology was developed for better understanding of good practices in the context of sustainable livelihood framework.
In recent years, scaling up of good practices considered as one of the popular strategies for linking research into sustainable development. The project developed a methodology to document good practices and draw principles of good practices that is encouraged by national partners for local innovation.