Strengthening Adaptive Farming

in Bangladesh, India and Nepal

Strengthening Adaptive Farming in Bangladesh, India and Nepal (SAF-BIN) was an action research and development project co-financed by the European Global Programme on Agricultural Research and Development and Caritas Austria implemented 2011-2016.

SAF-BIN was a multi-sectoral collaboration between civil society, research and farming communities that promoted local food and nutritional security through adaptive small scale farming in four rain-fed agro-ecosystems in South Asia.

SAF-BIN addressed specifically food security and climate change challenges of smallholder farmers living in this context by a range of initiatives. Activities centred around facilitating the development of adaptive farming through farmer collective-led on-farm adaptive research, the establishment of resource centres and fostering of multi-stakeholder platforms that engaged also government and extension actors.

The programme was headed by Caritas Austria; implemented by the Caritas organisations in Bangladesh, India and Nepal and cooperated with the Centre for Development Research at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria. Associated partners included Action for Food Production (AFPRO), India; Sam Higginsbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHIATS), India; Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Bangladesh and Local Initiatives of Biodiversity, Research and Development (LiBIRD), Nepal. At CDR SAF-BIN was coordinated by Maria Wurzinger. A wide range of documents is available from the project website.

More information

SAFBIN Information Sheet

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