Annex a application Form European Commission Asia-Link Programme Grant Application Form


Experience in Specific Asian countries/territories



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13 Experience in Specific Asian countries/territories :


Country :

India

Date :

1990 to 1992 (numerous visits)

Details :

Numerous visits to India as part of University of Wales team commissioned to undertake pre-project activities for KRIBHCO Indo-British Dryland Farming Project, a participatory rural development project in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh states [ODA funded]. Aspects covered included:

  • information gathering (particularly related to agriculture such as data on soils, crops, climate, economics and previous research;

  • analysis of geographical and socio-economic data to assist in selection of villages in which the project would work;

  • planning of remote sensing component of project;

  • developing institutional linkages between project and research institutions, NGOs and other projects;

  • establishing technical training requirements for staff and farmers;

  • formulation of on-farm research needs for soil and water conservation component.

Country :

India

Date :

1992 to 1998 (numerous visits)

Details :

Numerous visits as part of University of Wales team commissioned to advise and assist in the implementation of the first phase of the KRIBHCO Indo-British Dryland Farming Project. The commitment generally involves one to two weeks in UK as well as one to two months in India. Aspects covered have included:

  • preparation of soil and water conservation component of project work-plan;

  • assisting with staff selection;

  • running training courses and preparing materials for soil and water conservation specialists, community organisers and farmers;

  • developing participatory planning procedures for soil and water conservation component;

  • undertaking participatory rural analysis with special emphasis on natural resource management;

  • advising on methods of soil and water conservation;

evaluation of programme.




Country :

INDIA

Date :

1996 to 1998 (numerous visits)

Details :

Consultancies for ODA (now DFID) through Centre for Development Studies at the University of Wales, Swansea to KRIBHCO East India Dryland Farming Project, Ranchi, India (project covers parts of West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar) to:

  • assess impact of participatory soil and water conservation activities

  • undertake training of field staff,

  • establish research linkages with local institutions

  • formulate watershed development and monitoring policies.

Country :

INDIA

Date :

2000 to 2002 (continuing)

Details :

Consultant to Gramin Vikas Trust the Indian development trust that developed out of the KRIBP (above). Special responsibilities for arranging and providing training for project staff in Soil and water management, soil husbandry and watershed management aspects. Funded by DFID. Managed by W.S. Atkins Ltd.

Country :

INDIA

Date :

2000 to 2001 (several months)

Details :

Desk study to consolidate knowledge of land and water management aspects of DFID funded research on the peri-urban interface in 2 cities (one in India, one in Ghana).

Later, visited India several times to supervise soil and land use aspects of peri-urban change at Hubli-Dharwad, Karnataka. Also responsible for database design and analysis component. (DFID).






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