• The objective of the project is to mainstream the conservation and use of agricultural biodiversity for resilience in agriculture and sustainable production to improve livelihoods and benefits sharing capacity of farmer communities. The project aims directly to work with the farmers and communities to mainstream crop diversity on farm to address the challenges they are facing due to change in climate. The project places special emphasis on capacity building and empowerment of women through conservation and use of agriculture and biodiversity. The project will be implemented in 23 villages covering 1500 small holder families.