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).
The World Rural Forum and AsiaDHRRA organized a side event: “The Contribution of Family Farming in Achieving SDGs in Asia” on 31 March 2017at UN Conference Center, Bangkok, Thailand. This was organized as part of the 2017 Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development Forum (APFSD).
Solidaridad South & South-East Asia produce a recent publication that highlighted the achievements of Bangladesh female farmers in the community.
This case study maps out the key stakeholders of custom hiring of agricultural machinery in the Dry Zone of Myanmar, their activities and impact.
Custom hiring is a useful approach to address labour scarcity, extreme and harsh climatic events, shorter time windows for completing critical agricultural activities, and the lack of financial resources and necessary technical skills to purchase and operate required machinery. Greater information dissemination and enhanced awareness among stakeholders can increase the popularity and adoption of custom hiring.