LI-BIRD’s Research and Development Strategy :: focus on rural poor and marginalized

Diversifying Choices and Securing Livelihoods

From LI-BIRD’s web site

LI-BIRD is pleased to release the summary document of its new Research & Development Strategy 2012-16.

LI-BIRD is a non-profit making organization based in Pokhara, Nepal committed to capitalizing on local initiatives for sustainable management of natural resources and agricultural biodiversity in order to improve the livelihoods of rural poor and marginalized farmers, especially women.

In this strategy, LI-BIRD will work to bring positive and lasting transformation in the lives of the rural poor and marginal smallholder farmers, especially women, who depend primarily on agriculture, biodiversity and natural resources for their livelihoods.

LI-BIRD’s work will be framed under three programmes:

  1. Agricultural Innovations for Livelihood Security,
  2. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Sustainable Livelihoods and
  3. Community Resilience to Climate Change.

 These programmes will be supported and informed by three cross-cutting themes:

  1. Social Research and Policy Advocacy for Inclusive Impacts,
  2. Gender Equity and Social Inclusion, and
  3. Knowledge Management and Capacity Building for Wider Impacts.

This strategy was prepared by a process of extended deliberations and consultations among staffs, LI-BIRD members and partners

Download strategy document 2012-2016: pdf version (1.86 Mb).