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SEARCA conducts the kick-off meeting for the promotion of climate resilience in rice and other crops project

Published on 23 January 2014 KC3 News

PATTAYA, Thailand – SEARCA facilitated the project’s kick-off meeting for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-German Programme on Climate Change (GAP-CC) funded project titled, ASEAN Network on the Promotion of Climate Resilience in Rice and other Crops on 20 January 2014 in Nong Nooch Garden Resort, Pattaya, Thailand. GAP-CC aims to support ASEAN in further advancing the implementation of regionally coordinated strategies and policies for food security and climate protection within its Member States in agriculture and forestry sectors.

Under this project, a series of regional forums will be undertaken to (1) promote a common understanding of the climate change related threat to the agriculture sector focused on selected crops (rice, maize, and cassava); (2) identify successful practices and policies at the ASEAN Member States (AMS) level for tackling these climate change related threats that can be promoted and up-scaled; and (3) identify common concerns and capacity needs, and propose regional support strategies and instruments to address these in a coherent manner.