WORKSHOP ON INTEGRATING SOCIAL AND AGRICULTURE SCIENCE: BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH IN NEPAL
A one-day stakeholder workshop on “Integrating Social and Agriculture Sciences: Building the Foundation for Interdisciplinary Research in Nepal” was conducted on November 30, 2014 at Hotel Himalaya, in Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal. The workshop was jointly organized by ISER-N, the Agricultural Forestry University (AFU), and the Population Studies Center (PSC) at the University of Michigan. The primary goals of the stakeholder workshop are to foster intellectual interaction among potential consumers of the evidence that this project will generate through rigorous scientific investigation as well as to gather stakeholder feedback. This project aims to build a foundation for interdisciplinary research, education, and public policy. We believe the first step in accomplishing this aim involves engaging all potential stakeholders-local, regional and national-from the very beginning of the project. This workshop and the resulting report document a crucial first step in the life of this project.