In celebration of reaching 600 partners, Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) invited everyone to discuss how the GODAN partnership network has impacted their organisation and their commitment to open data for agriculture and nutrition.
In September 2017, at the 13th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 13), UNCCD have launched the first edition of the Global Land Outlook (GLO) in Ordos, China. The GLO comes up with overview of global land resources condition, its trends, and agenda for action.
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.
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 Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA-UNESCAP) is leading the implementation of the project "An Integrated Rural Economic and Social Development Programme for Livelihoods Improvement in the Dry Zone of Myanmar" in collaboration with other regional and national partners. The project, funded by the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT), is strengthening capacities of policymakers (especially at the local level), LIFT development partners, and the private sector, to coordinate and exchange knowledge through knowledge sharing and collaboration mechanisms and to formulate policies as well as advocate for rural development, poverty reduction, livelihoods improvement and food security in the Dry Zone which suffers from a high incidence of poverty. A range of analytical and capacity building activities are underway in the project.