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Regional workshop on agrobiodiversity focuses on mainstreaming biodiversity in agriculture for sustainable development and food security07 Sep 2017

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), and Maejo University (MJU) collaborate to hold the Regional Workshop on Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Agriculture for Sustainable Development and Food Security in Southeast Asia at the International Education and Training Center of MJU in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 12-14 September 2017.

The regional workshop will gather different sectors and institutions working on agrobiodiversity in the region to discuss and share status and trends, including the underlying causes of change and cross-cutting issues, and knowledge of its management and conservation practices in the region.

East-West Seed Takes Root in Cambodia25 Aug 2017

East-West Seed has launched its operation in Cambodia on 17 August 2017, gathering more than 100 guests and stakeholders from Government, NGOs, Business, key distributors and farmers. His Excellency Ty Sokhun, Secretary of State of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries keynoted the event.

Calling for Contribution: Next Publication of "E-agricuture in Action: Drones Special Edition"25 Aug 2017

FAO together with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and APAARI, have been working on documenting success stories on the use of information and communication technologies for agriculture and rural development. The lists of publications are given below. The next publication in this series is titled “E-agriculture in Action: Drones Special Edition” which will focus on the use of satellites, UAVs and the use of GIS for agriculture.  In this regard, we would like to request your contribution on practical examples of how you use these technologies for agriculture.

SEAMEO BIOTROP Calls for Submission of Research Proposals for 2018 and 201917 Jul 2017

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.

APAARI is looking for candidates for the position of Knowledge Management Coordinator06 Jul 2017

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.

CAPSA - UNESCAP participates in “the 3rd annual Aid & International Development Asia Summit” in Myanmar30 Jun 2017

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.