Capacity Building for Promoting Self-Reliant Local Communities for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity and Natural Resources Particularly via Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Consumption and Sustainable Livelihoods
Development of a full project proposal through: (i) in-depth multistakeholder consultations with local rural farming communities who are willing to participate in the project; and (ii) conduct a participatory rural appraisal approach towards understanding the physical and socioeconomic factors, cropping patterns, seasonal activities vis a vis its biodiversity and natural resource history and prospects including practices of local farming communities in food production and the cultivation of varieties of endangered or wild races of rice plants, medicinal herbs and fruit trees.
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee: Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas Network M'sia
Country: Malaysia
Area Of Work: Biodiversity
Operational Phase: Phase 2
Grant Amount: US$ 2,000.00
Co-Financing Cash: US$ 397.87
Co-Financing in-Kind: US$ 387.26
Project Number: MAL/02/26
Start Date: 6/2002
End Date: 12/2002
Status: Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
Consultations and activities will include men and women of local rural communities in Perak, Selangor and Kelantan. Activities will be tailored to meet their specific needs and requirements accordingly, so as to yield maximum benefits to the particpating local communities in line with the objectives of the project. Capacity building of the local communities to act as resource persons and farmers extension experts will include both men and women.
Notable Community Participation
Local farmers including indigenous farmers in Perak, Selangor and Kelantan will be involved in the project with the goal of developing sustainable models of local community farming and socio-economic development.
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