Enhancing Agro-pastoralist Livelihoods in Northwest Yunnan, China - Phase II

Northwest Yunnan province has a considerable ethnic minority (Tibetan) living mainly in the mountainous rural areas and managing complex, fragile production systems. People face problems related to lack of crop diversification, conflicts over resource use (grasslands, forests) and poor service provision (extension, credit). The first phase of the project (101012) demonstrated that efforts to improve agro-pastoralist livelihoods in the area must be based on an appreciation of existing practices and factors affecting service provision. This grant will allow a nongovernmental organization (Center for Biodiversity Indigenous Knowledge, Kunming) and a government agency (Animal Husbandry Bureau, Yunnan province) to undertake a process of collaborative learning and action with a view to devising appropriate institutional arrangements for co-managing the grasslands.

Project ID

103642

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Thursday, May 1, 2008

End Date

Friday, December 23, 2011

Duration

36 months

IDRC Officer

Ahmed, Sara

Total funding

CA$ 378,700

Countries

China, Far East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia

Program

Agriculture and Food Security

Project Leader

Hijaba Ykhanbai

Institution

Mongolia. Ministry for Nature and Environment

Institution Country

Mongolia

Institution Website

http://www.pmis.gov.mn/env/

Project Leader

Dr Ren Jian

Institution

Center for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge

Institution Country

China

Institution Website

http://www.cbik.org