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Adoption of Improved Maize Varieties in the Hills of Nepal and the impact of Community Based Seed Production

Hill Maize Research Project of CIMMYT introduced and promoted Community Based Seed Production (CBSP) of modern improved maize varieties to enable farmers in remote hill areas to access quality seed and to increase the food security of targeted households. CBSP approach aims at strengthening the capacity of the local community as seed producers to carry out primarily seed production and marketing activities through graduation of CBSP group into cooperatives and then to seed companies. The major objectives of this project are to assess the adoption of improved maize varieties and to assess the impact of CBSP on the HMRP project objectives, especially improving the availability and use of seed of improved maize varieties in remote areas in the hills of Nepal. LI-BIRD takes the role to facilitate the impact assessment survey in the 10 hill districts of Nepal namely  Illam, Dhankuta, Bhojpur, Udayapur, Khotang, Ramechhap, Sindhupalchok, Kabhrepalanchok, Makawanpur and Baglung.

Project Details
Countries: Nepal
Working districts: Ilam, Dhankuta, Bhojpur, Udayapur, Khotang, Ramechhap, Sindhupalchok, Kavrepalanchok, Makwanpur, Baglung
Project Duration: 2013 - 2014
Funded by: CIMMYT
Contact Person: Parshuram Bishwakarma