SATNET Blog

16 Feb 2015

In a presentation to the Third SATNET Policy Dialogue, Dr. Made Jana Mejaya, Director of Indonesian Center for Food Crops Research and Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia explained how technology transfer is being used to sustainably increase food crop production, in particular rice, to feed the country’s large population at a time when conversion of agricultural land to non-farm use has reduced the number of farmers in Indonesia. 

16 Feb 2015

The impact of Green Revolution technologies in promoting sustainable development was the topic of the panel discussion “Has the Green Revolution been a boon or a bane for sustainable development?” held on the first day of the 10-11 February Third SATNET Policy Dialogue “Role of Technology Transfer in Agriculture for Sustainable Development Outcomes”.

11 Feb 2015

In a presentation on technology transfer for agricultural adaptation to climate change in Bangladesh, Mr. Md. Shamim Hossain, Head of Food Security and Livelihoods Unit, Concern Universal told the Policy Dialogue about his organization’s innovative use of community-based service providers as agents of agricultural technology transfer to farmers.

11 Feb 2015

In a presentation to the Policy Dialogue session “Good practices in agricultural trade facilitation”, Mr. Chanhphasouk Vidavong, Deputy Director of Technical Division, Economic Research Institute for Trade, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), outlined good practices and challenges to trade facilitation in agricultural products in his country.

11 Feb 2015
In a presentation to the Policy Dialogue, Ms. Mag T. Catindig, Program Officer, Asian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia (AsiaDHRRA) Philippines, explained the DHRRA approach to empowering farmers’ organizations that is implemented in partnership with 11 DHRRA members and other civil society organizations in 11 Asian countries.