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Smallholder Innovation for Resilience (SIFOR) - Qualitative Baseline Study, Central & Eastern Himalayas, India

This report summarises the findings of the qualitative baseline study conducted for IIED’s SIFOR project in the Central and the Eastern Himalayas. The project aims to strengthen traditional knowledge-based innovation systems, identify innovations developed by smallholder farmers to confront challenges related to climate changes, and understand the factors or conditions that support innovation. The format for the survey was developed as a collaborative effort between all four SIFOR partners and then adapted to each local context, to provide a common scientific framework.

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IIED worked with partners in China, India, Kenya and Peru to revitalise traditional knowledge-based – or 'biocultural' – innovation systems of smallholder farmers in order to strengthen food security in the face of climate change. Traditional farmers continually improve and adapt their crops and farming practices in response to new challenges, using local knowledge and biodiversity, generating new technologies and practices.

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Smallholder innovation for resilience (SIFOR)

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