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ASEAN, GIZ, SEARCA and CARDI convene National Consultative Meeting on Promotion of Climate Resilience of Rice and other crops in Cambodia

Published on 25 March 2014 KC3 News

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia -- ASEAN, GIZ, SEARCA and the Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) convened a National Consultative Meeting for the ASEAN Network on Promoting Climate Resilience of Rice and Other Crops on 21 February 2014 at Hotel Golden Sand, Preah Sihanoukville, Cambodia. CARDI is the premier government agricultural research and development institution in Cambodia and the Focal Agency for ASEAN Technical Working Group in Agriculture and Research Development (ATWGARD).

This is part of the regional initiative of the ATWGARD supported by the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) funded German- ASEAN Program on Climate Change (GAP-CC).

The consultative meeting gathered key officials from CARDI, the Plant Protection and Soil Resources Departments of the General Directorate for Agriculture (GDA), Provincial Department of Agriculture of Sihanoukville and Takeo, Preak Leap National School of Agriculture (PNSA), Center for Livestock and Agriculture Development (CLAD), CelAgrid (private sector), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Cambodia, and the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA).

Dr. Ouk Makara, Executive Director of CARDI and Focal Person for ATWGARD, presented the government policy on climate change and the situationer on rice, corn, and cassava. Ms. Myriam Fernando, Senior Advisor of the German ASEAN Program on Climate Change (GAP-CC), discussed the project overview and expected outputs of the ASEAN Network on Promoting Climate Resilience of Rice and Other Crops.

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