Success for Landell Mills at the British Expertise International Awards
We are very pleased to announce that Landell Mills has won two awards at the recent British Expertise International Awards, which celebrate the achievements of UK companies providing services internationally.
Our Mainstreaming Climate Change Risk Management project in Nepal won the International Development Project of the Year award, and the Working in Partnership to Accelerate Technology Transfer (AgriTT) Programme won the International Collaborative Project award.
Landell Mills' Senior Evaluation Consultant, Eunica Aure, was also highly commended in the competitive Young Consultant of the Year category, in recognition of the strength of her evaluation work in Africa and Asia for UK Aid, the European Union, ADB and the World Bank.
We are very proud of these achievements which reflect the positive impact of our projects and the hard work and dedication of our staff and consultants.
The Winning Projects
Working in Partnership to Accelerate Technology Transfer (AgriTT)
Landell Mills successfully delivered this £9.4m DFID-funded development project, focused on improving food security in low income countries through technology transfer and knowledge sharing. The innovative trilateral programme brought together British, Chinese and African government partners, research institutions and the private sector to trial Chinese technologies in support of agricultural development in low income countries.
Mainstreaming Climate Change Risk Management in Nepal
This NDF and ADB-backed project assessed the viability of scaling up biochar-based fertilisers as a climate-friendly technology for farmers in Nepal. Field trials were carried out in over 100 communities, testing the most effective ways to use biochar. This was the most extensive research of its kind to date, and it saw average yield increases of over 100% across all the crops trialled. This has led to the incorporation of biochar technologies into national programmes which will improve the livelihoods of many thousands of farmers, as well as increasing soil fertility, decreasing use of chemical fertilisers, and reducing carbon emissions.