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SEARCA, IPSARD conduct the Vietnam 1st National Consultative Meeting under the GIZ-ASEAN Climate Change Program

Published on 25 March 2014 KC3 News

HANOI, Vietnam – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), and the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD) convened the 1st National Consultative Meeting on 11 March 2014 at the IPSARD Office in Hanoi, Vietnam for the ASEAN Network on Promoting Climate Resilience of Rice and Other Crops.

IPSARD is the premiere agricultural research and development institution under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), and serves as the focal agency for the ASEAN Technical Working Group on Agricultural Research and Development (ATWGARD), represented by Mr. Nguyen Kim Chien, Specialist, Technology and Environment Department.

The national consultative meeting is one of the key activities of the project funded by the ASEAN-German Programme on Response to Climate Change (GAP-CC)/GIZ to support the regional initiatives of the ATWGARD. It brought together climate change and agricultural research think tanks from the Plant Protection Department of Thai Nguyen Province; Department of Crop Protection; National Center for Agriculture and Fisheries Extension; National Maize Research Institute; Hanoi University of Agriculture; SNV-Netherlands Development Organization (in Nge An Province); Monsanto Vietnam; GIZ/GAP-CC; and Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Program of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).

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