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.
Solidaridad South & South-East Asia produce a recent publication that highlighted the achievements of Bangladesh female farmers in the community.
CAPSA is pleased to announce the launch of a revamped statistical database on sustainable agriculture shortly before the global community will agree on the Sustainable Development Goals later this year. CAPSA’s database now provides comprehensive data for all countries in the Asia-Pacific region for indicators relevant to sustainable production and consumption of food, including food consumption indicators, poverty and inequality data, sustainability, pesticide and fertilizer use, CO2 and other emissions, biodiversity, crops, livestock, aquaculture, and inputs. Drawing upon a number of high-quality data sources, this database aims to support research as well as evidence-based policy and programme formulation. It is hoped that stakeholders from government, civil society, academic and private sector institutions will find this database useful. The statistical database can be accessed from here.
To increase food production to feed the growing population, the international non-governmental organization (INGO) Solidaridad is investing in enterprise farming, focusing on improved land use for higher productivity while conserving the ecosystem for human and environmental well-being. Its mission is to help farmers feed the world by producing bigger harvests using less land and water and fewer inputs.
From 4 to 9 August 2014, twenty-one smallholder farming community representatives from four South-East Asian countries, namely Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) and Myanmar, took part in a study tour in Cambodia to learn about good sustainable agriculture practices and technologies that can improve the food and livelihood security of their own communities.