East-West Seed has launched its operation in Cambodia on 17 August 2017, gathering more than 100 guests and stakeholders from Government, NGOs, Business, key distributors and farmers. His Excellency Ty Sokhun, Secretary of State of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries keynoted the event.
The Humidtropics R4D Platform was launched in Nan, Thailand on 15-16 May 2014 with the aim to diversify cropping systems in the uplands of Southeast Asia. The launch was organized by AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center, Chiang Mai University and Chulalongkorn University Nan campus. A total of 41 people representing 18 organizations in northern Thailand and four international research centers joined the meeting and showed their interest to work together to make agricultural development more sustainable.
An article on riverbed farming by Katharina Schiller, a master's student of the Food Security Center (FSC), University of Hohenheim, Germany, who took part in SATNET validation studies on sustainable agricultural technologies, has won the first prize in a competition organized by Agriwaterpedia.info. Agriwaterpedia.info is an online knowledge platform that focuses on agricultural water management and the challenge of achieving food security in the context of climate change in developing countries.
The 33rd International Vegetable Training Course (IVTC) of AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center aims to enhance technical, scientific and managerial skills of the participants to be able to contribute to the sustainable development of their countries through the increased production and consumption of health-promoting vegetables. The training emphasizes advanced and sustainable vegetable production and postharvest technologies, farmer education, human health and nutrition, and marketing. The training will also enhance awareness and understanding of emerging global development issues and technologies.