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GIZ, Thai DOA, and SEARCA hold the final workshop of the ASEAN Climate Resilience Network (CRN) on the Promotion of Rice and Other Crops

Published on 24 November 2014 KC3 News

giz-thai-doa-and-searca-hold-the-final-workshop-of-the-asean-climate-resilience-network-crn-on-the-promotion-of-rice-and-other-crops-2MAKATI, Philippines – The ASEAN Technical Working Group on Agriculture and Research Development (ATWGARD) formalized the ASEAN Climate Resilience Network (CRN) that tackled the Promotion of Resilience in Rice, Corn and Other Crops in its 3rd and final special workshop held on 10 November 2014 at the Best Western Plus Antel Hotel in Makati City, Philippines.

The workshop was jointly organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in close coordination with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH/German-ASEAN Programme on Response to Climate Change (GAP-CC) and Thailand’s Department of Agriculture (DOA) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC). It aimed to present and discuss the good practices of climate change adaptation measures identified and being promoted by each of the participating ASEAN Member States (AMS); elaborate on the specific technical requirements and implementation issues and challenges in the possible upscaling of these practices in other areas; discuss the implementation plans for the field demonstration and documentation of good practices as climate adaptation measures properly modified to suit specific locations; present and discuss the working paper that forms the Guidelines for Implementation of Regional Cooperation for information to ATWGARD and endorsement of SOM-AMAF; and draw up the plan for continued collaboration and networking of the CRN in rice and other crops. Dr. Suwit Chaikiyattiyos, Thailand DOA Deputy Director-General, chaired the workshop.

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