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Agriculture continues to be the mainstay of rural livelihood in most project countries.

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Content relating to: the intended beneficiaries of IFAD projects including the identification of target groups, vulnerability mapping, poverty mapping, poverty assessments.


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Participate in the Nepal Learning Route! Applications closing soon!

Display Date: 7/17/13

Greetings from Nepal and PROCASUR!

It´s a pleasure to inform about the second version of the Learning Route: “Women Empowerment, New Businesses and Sustainable Natural Resource Management in Nepal” (13-21 September 2013).

This Learning Route captures and disseminate the innovative experiences in the development of second tier network organisations  (Co-operatives) supported by the Leasehold Forest and Livestock Programme (LFLP) and the Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF), in the frame of IFAD solid partnership with Nepal.

These Co-operatives are demonstrating success developing and diversify rural livelihoods, increase biodiversity and cop with climate change. Women leadership and public private partnership are fundamental drivers of the process. These and other critical learning themes will be unfolded in a practical and participatory way during the Learning Route.


Following the success of the first version of the Learning Route (April 2013), a second version will take place from 13th to 21st September 2013.

Nepali and international rural development practitioners are invited to check the Call of the Learning Route and consider taking part of this unique learning adventure through Nepal.

Would you like to get more info about the Learning Route hosts and locations?

Check our web page: www.asia.procasur.org  and follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/procasur.asia






Mr. Krishna Khanal


+977 9818826891       +977 9841468091

Nepali, English

Ms. Giulia Pedone


+39 320 0776080

English, French

Mr. Ariel Halpern


+66 832083728

 English, Spanish

Good to know that Nepal is the hot spot for learning route..lets celebrate for the better results and upcoming events...

Posted on 6/1/13 10:33 AM.