SEAMEO Regional Centre for Tropical Biology (BIOTROP) calls research project proposals for implementation in 2018 and 2019 on the theme of “Managing biodiversity of ecosystems for greater sustainability and resilience in Southeast Asia”. Research proposals should cover any or a combination of the Centre’s three new program under its 10th FYPD on restoration of degraded ecosystem, sustainable management of intensively used ecosystems/landscapes, and conservation and sustainable use of unique ecosystems/landscapes of high biodiversity.
Asia – Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) is looking for qualified, experienced and interested individuals for the position of Knowledge Management Coordinator to be based in Bangkok. The overall roles and responsibilities of the Knowledge Management Coordinator are to create, collect, assimilate, process, disseminate and monitor and evaluate the knowledge, information and innovations systems – encompassing big picture of agriculture and agri-food systems for Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific Region.
From 14-15 June 2017, CAPSA- UNESCAP participated in the “the 3rd Annual Aid & International Development Asia Summit” held in Nya Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The forum focused on exchange innovative and sustainable solutions for improving aid delivery and development strategy in Southeast Asia. The two-day forum brought together of about 200 senior decision maker delegations from regional governments, UN agencies, International and regional NGOs, investors, donors, businesses and the private sector. The forum offered unparalleled opportunities for cross-sector collaboration and debate to bring escalating issues of disaster relief, food security, access to healthcare and use of mobile technologies to the forefront of regional agenda.
AFFM in partnership with NEED and facilitate by Executive Director Khaing Dhu Wan held a one day training of mushroom growing fro farmers from Tedim township farmers unions involving 10 villages in Chin on 6 May 2017. The training teach participants the right technical knowledge on how to grow straw mushroom or other mushroom varieties for the market and how to add value to their agricultural products.
The Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) announced a vacancy for the position of Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI) Coordinator/Economist to be posted at APAARI Headquarters at Bangkok, Thailand. The coordinator of ASTI programme will co-ordinate and implement the project in Southeast Asia and the Pacific and work with APAARI professional team on enhancing investment in agri-food research and innovations in Asia and the Pacific.
From 22-23 March 2017, APAARI participated in the regional conference ‘LET’S GET TO WORK – Building a food secure future’ held in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. The conference focused on reduction of food waste and food losses to implement new solutions for the relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It was organized by the Government of the Netherlands and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Vietnam, in close cooperation with the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Grow Asia, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).