Liana is a non-profit Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) operating in the field of development cooperation. It was established and
registered in 2005 in Finland. In 2008 it was registered as an International NGO is Tanzania.
The organisation was establishedto link local development initiatives with expertise, resources, information and knowledge. Its role is advisory and supportive,
aiming at building local capacity. It works through farmer groups, local development organisations and/or local governments with whom
it implements collaborative projects and activities.
Liana focuses its interventions on the most vulnerable groups, starting its work
from problems perceived by the people themselves as the most critical.
Liana aims to base all its activities on best evidence and
understanding that comes from:
- Lessons learned from practical development interventions
- Local knowledge
- The wide existing scientific
- Analysing and interpreting the relevance of information to local problems
Liana is well equipped by its strong human
resources to generate more information by conducting experiments and surveys with its partners, and learning from other fields.
Regular members are development and development research professionals. When necessary Liana recruits professionals from outside the
organisation as volunteers.
Liana works as a network. We do not have an office or office costs, and we do not pay anyone for administrative
work except if it is budgeted within a project budget.
Any funds Liana receives as donations or supporting members' membership fees
are used for actual development activities that fulfill our purpose.
"You don't need to immediately eliminate world poverty, bring world peace or save the environment. You just have to do whatever you
discover works with your modest resources to make a difference in the lives of the poor." (William Easterly, The White Man's