Rapid learning survey of DSR adoption in Bihar – Training of trainers (JEEViKA)

Under the capacity-building activities by CSISA-EiA, a one-day workshop to implement a rapid learning survey (RLS) was held in Patna, Bihar, on December 12, 2023. The RLS will help evaluate DSR adoption and the opportunities and challenges. The JEEViKA team (16), which consists of livelihood specialists (LHS) from Patna, Vaishali, Nalanda, Bhojpur, and Darbhanga, attended the workshop.

Anil Kumar, program manager at JEEViKA (livelihood) and Sugandha Munshi from CSISA apprised the participants that together with CSISA-EiA, the JEEViKA team will implement an RLS to generate evidence on DSR (mechanized and manual) technology adoption by farmers. The data generated will help evaluate technology experience and expectations from women farmers to adopt the technology, which will help in targeted actions to scale DSR adoption in the state. CSISA MEL team trained the LHS participants in the workshop to understand the RLS tools and the entire survey data collection process. Village Resource Persons (VRPs) will be trained by the LHS participants to implement the survey in the select districts.

Initially, data from 100 DSR farmers from Patna, Vaishali, Nalanda, Bhojpur and Darbhanga will be collected. 20 farmers who used mechanized DSR will be interviewed in each district. Five additional farmers will be surveyed in districts where manual DSR is prevalent to understand the experiences of this group.

To learn more about the workshop, read the minutes here

Posted on India-news, News - Homepage, Trainings and Events, April 21, 2024

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