Research and Development Strategy 2017-2022
LI-BIRD’s new 5-year strategic plan builds on the key lessons learned from the implementation of previous strategies. The new strategy put emphasis on inclusive economic growth for income and employment, and integrates disaster risk management and emergency response in our programmes. The new strategic plan aligns our ambitions with the national priorities, especially Nepal’s 20 Year Agriculture Development Strategy, and international priorities articulated in the Sustainable Development Goals.
Research and Development Strategy 2012-2016
Through partnerships in development oriented research in agriculture and natural resources management, LI-BIRD has contributed to several innovate methodologies and approaches for participatory research and development. It has generated impacts that have enhanced the livelihoods of rural poor and marginalized farmers through appropriate technological, social and policy changes.
Research and Development Strategy 2007-2011
In the past ten years of partnership for development-oriented research in agriculture and natural resources management, LI-BIRD has contributed to the development of several innovative methodologies and approaches for participatory research and development, and has generated impacts that have enhanced the livelihoods of resource-poor farmers through appropriate technological and policy changes. LI-BIRD has been a pioneer organization in strengthening methodologies to use Participatory Plant Breeding (PPB) and Participatory Variety Selection (PVS) for crop improvement and community-based biodiversity management, and has played an instrumental role in institutionalizing these approaches in the national systems of Nepal.