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.
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 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.