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Landell Mills study on community resilience to climate change now published

Landell Mills study on the measurement of community resilience to climate variability and climate change commissioned by DFID is now available online on the Evidence on Demand website

Landell Mills starts new biochar project

Landell Mills has been awarded a new ADB project to carry out the field-testing of biochar in Nepal

Expansion of Asia Division

Following the award of a number of new projects we are pleased to welcome two new Project Executives to the Asia/Pacific Division: Alex Warrington and Flavio Bellomi.

Landell Mills in Turkmenistan

Work on the EU funded project ‘Support to the long term strategic economic development and private sector development project in Turkmenistan’ reaches its first 6-month milestone in June 2014.  Working with NIRAS, Landell Mills is contracted for a 36-month period to implement this major project in Turkmenistan.  The overall objective of the project is to ‘support the development of local capacity to improve long term strategic planning and enhance the environment for private sector development to support overall economic diversification.  Project partners include the Ministry of Economy and Development and the Institute of Strategic Planning and Economic Development.  Landell Mills is pleased to continue its long associated association with Turkmenistan.

New ICAI report released for Afghanistan

A new Independent Commission for Aid Impact (IC...

New EU contract award: Mauritius

Landell Mills are pleased to announce a new European Union contract in Mauritius to help sustainably manage and exploit the natural assets of the region.

1,800 raised for three charities

Three charities: Bath Child Contact Centre; For-Ethiopia; and the Rafiki Thabo Foundation will together receive a final total of £1,800 as a result of fund raising efforts by Landell Mills staff. A big 'thank you' once again to all our supporters and sponsors.

DFID Afghanistan commend the work of ABIF

The PSD adviser for DFID in Afghanistan has commended the work of the Landell Mills managed Afghanistan Business Innovation fund in his latest Blog - http://blogs.dfid.gov.uk/2014/02/the-other-afghan-drugs/.

Landell Mills Lopers complete the Bath Half

On an almost perfect day for running, the Landell Mills Lopers completed the Bath Half Marathon on Sunday 02 March. Congratulations to Hannah, Sophie, Jérôme, Matthew and Simon for getting round in one piece. But most of all - thanks to all those who sponsored the team and helped us to raise over £1,500 for our chosen charities Bath Child Contact Centre, For-Ethiopia and the Rafiki Thabo Foundation!

Framework division latest achievements

The Framework division has recently reached some important milestones in Lots 1 (Rural Development) and 12 (Humanitarian Aid, Crisis Management and Post-crisis Assistance), having been awarded projects in excess of €4 million and €1 million turnover respectively since its creation in October 2009.

For our most recent award in Yemen under Lot 12, we were tasked with finding a team, preparing and submitting (and winning) an offer, and mobilising said team in two weeks! The Landell Mills team will be carrying out the Livelihoods component of a Joint Socio-Economic Impact Assessment - a national, multi-donor, sector-wide assessment that is already underway in Yemen. This should prove to be an interesting and challenging project.

The majority of other projects awarded have been in Africa, most recently in Swaziland, to establish a monitoring and evaluation system for the sugar sector, and in Uganda, with a study into the promotion of the Ugandan commercial beef industry. In Zambia, we have undertaken the formulation of the Conservation Agriculture Scaling Up project, which aims to increase crop productivity and production for target farmers, with particular focus on women farmers. We have also had success in Egypt, where we are currently carrying out two feasibility studies in the dairy and aquaculture sectors. Both studies are looking at ways to strengthen and increase the efficiency of each sector by improving the livelihoods of small farmers. We have also won and are implementing projects in Burundi, DRC, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia and Zimbabwe.

Earlier in the year the division was awarded two projects in Central Asia; an evaluation into the sustainability of producing animal health vaccines in Afghanistan, and in Tajikistan, technical assistance is being given to further develop the draft National Water Sector Strategy, with a view to developing a Water Sector Policy. We have also been awarded evaluation assignments in Lao PDR and Bhutan.

In the Caribbean, we were awarded a project in Suriname, in partnership with A.D.E., to assist the Suriname Business Forum (SBF) and Suriname Business Centre, and in Jamaica, we have provided a framework for the development of biomass energy in the country.