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Digital Storytelling training on Climate Resilient Agriculture( CRA)

The 10-day Multimedia Residency, delving into Digital Storytelling on Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRA), had 18 journalists as participants from South Asia region.

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Training on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Responsive Local Level Planning

A 2-day Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Responsive Local Level Planning training was conducted in Nepalgunj for 19 Local Governments (LGs) from October 1 to November 3, 2023.

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GRAPE Students’ Exchange Program

The six-day GRAPE Students’ Exchange Program took place at Hasera Research and Training Centre, Kavre. With active participation from 24 students representing Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU), Mid-West, and Far-Western University, the program is dedicated to :  Fostering co-learning; Facilitating university collaborations; and Emphasizing the significance of practical knowledge in natural resource management and climate-resilient agriculture (CRA)

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Integrating Climate Resilient Agricultural (CRA) technologies into higher education curricula

Supported by the GRAPE, in collaboration with the Himalayan University Consortium (HUC) and Agricultural and Forestry University (AFU), ICIMOD organized a two-day workshop in Chitwan

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Municipal level dialogue addressing climate challenges

A municipal-level dialogue addressing climate challenges, impacts on agriculture, and the pivotal role of stakeholders was conducted across GRAPE’s working municipalities. Stakeholders, ranging from municipal executives and local representatives to leading farmers, NGOs/INGOs specializing in agroecology, cooperatives, banks, and private sectors, actively participated. They engaged in constructive discussions aimed at mitigating these challenges through effective action plans, with expectations for interventions in policies, adaptation strategies, and the adoption of technology within local communities. Key challenges identified encompassed altered rainfall patterns, decreased water resources, the incidence of new insect pests and diseases, extinction of indigenous crops, altered cropping times, and increased natural disasters.

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Training on climate-resilient off-seasonal vegetable farming in Surkhet

With the aim of empowering farmers to adapt to climate challenges while optimizing agricultural outcomes, a 3-day training on climate-resilient off-seasonal vegetable farming was conducted in Surkhet, supported by the GRAPE programme. A group of 25 farmers participated in a comprehensive learning experience that integrated theoretical instruction with hands-on application.

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Citrus Orchard Management training

A group of 20 farmers in Dullu, Dailekh, received a 3-day Citrus Orchard Management training supported by the GRAPE programme. Recognizing the high potential for citriculture in Dullu, training addressed key areas, including general citrus fruit knowledge, orchard establishment, climatic requirements, improved varieties, transplantation, and manure and irrigation requirements. Farmers also gained insights into intercultural operations, mulching benefits, citrus decline management, disease and pest control, as well as post-harvest management and marketing strategies. The training aimed to empower farmers, enabling them to improve their methods and practices in citrus cultivation.

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Autumn School for Agri-Intermediaries in Surkhet

GRAPE's Autumn School for Agri-Intermediaries in Surkhet recently brought together 23 participants working in agriculture-based organizations across various agroecological zones in Nepal.

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GRAPE's second joint Learning and Monitoring Visit

GRAPE's second joint Learning and Monitoring Visit across Sudurpaschim province in Dadeldhura, Doti, and Kailali marked a crucial step in comprehending the initial impacts of GRAPE's interventions. The visit, which included on-site assessments and interactive sessions brought together valuable insights from #partner NGOs, INGOs, and representatives from ICIMOD and GIZ. Key observations highlight the vital role of collaboration with local municipalities, emphasizing the essence of shared ownership. Additionally, Community Learning Centers (CLCs) have emerged as pivotal in enhancing farmers' capabilities in climate-resilient agriculture (#CRA). The active engagement of local cooperatives ensures a reliable supply of quality seeds and facilitates connections to broader markets. The visit also underscored the importance of strengthening marketing efforts for the products produced through CRA technologies to enhance their #marketability.

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