Farming equates income, especially to a common farmer. Aside from providing food on the table, farmers cultivate the land to earn money. Sadly though, it is not always the case for our local farmers especially when it comes to organic farming.
Farmers have this notion that organic farming is not as profitable compared to traditional farming. “Mahal, matagal ang kita,” would be their usual response when asked about organic farming. But Ifugao farmers proved this wrong as they many of them have thrived going into organic farming.
On 3-4 May 2016, CSAM successfully organized the Workshop on Business Management of Custom Hiring of Agricultural Machinery in the Dry Zone of Myanmar in Mandalay, Myanmar, in collaboration with the Network Activity Groups (NAG) and with the support of Department of Rural Development of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation of Myanmar (DRD-MALI).
The 12th SATNET Asia newsletter with updates on September 2015 - April 2016 activities
The success story describes the journey of Farm Fresh Banana, a private company based in Tamil Nadu, India, in promoting precision farming technology in banana cultivation which evoked a good response. The effort has been successful in increasing the bunch weight, area and production of banana as well as the income of banana farmers in Theni district.
The first annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) will be held at the United Nations in New York, on June 6 and 7, 2016. Among other things, the STI Forum will aim to feature innovations and solutions for the SDGs. In this context, the Inter-agency Task Team on STI for the SDGs (IATT) and the 10-Member Group to support the Technology Facilitation Mechanism are supporting a Call for Action for the sharing of Innovations for the SDGs.
National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) hosted two-day International Seminar on traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources in Thimphu, Bhutan, on 29-30 March 2016. Traditional knowledge (TK) are rich in rural areas and contribute towards sustainable conservation of the biological resources.