FERAL: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning

Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning

Participatory GIS training for the Indian Council for Agricultural Research/Research Complex for Eastern Regions, Patna, Bihar


To impart training and provide relevant software for the application of participatory GIS in decision support in irrigation management.


This project comprised of a 13 day hands on session held at ICAR Patna and nearby field sites. We covered the MapMaker software for GIS combined with GPS units and conducted spatially explicit participatory surveys. The participants then analysed the data and prepared maps for output.


Project Information


R.S. Bhalla
Principal Investigator
Benjamin Larroquette

Project Information

Budget: ₹ 150,000

Duration: November, 2003

Funding Agencies

Department for International Development – UK

Partner Institutes

  • Indian Council for Agricultural Research - Patna Event Host


Project Images

Participants looking at the results of a participatory mapping exercise.
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