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Published on 25 March 2014
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…
Published on 25 March 2014
The training was sponsored by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Climate Change Commission (CCC) through a Technical Assistance (TA) titled, TA-8111 PHI: Climate Resilience and Green Growth in the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape: Demonstrating the Eco-town Framework. The TA is supervised by Dr. Ancha Srinivasan, ADB Principal Climate Change Specialist under the Southeast Asia Department. CCC serves as the implementing agency…
Published on 25 March 2014
The consultative meeting brought together national agricultural research think tanks from the Laos Department of Agriculture (DOA); Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)/International Rice Research Institute (IRRI); Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Land Management and Rural Economic Development Programme (GIZ/LM-RED); and the Provincial Agriculture Offices of Xayabouri and Luang Prabang. Dr. Felino P. Lansigan, SEARCA Regional Agricultural Value Chain/Climate Resilience Expert cum Team Leader…
Published on 25 March 2014
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…
Published on 25 March 2014
Other participants who attended this activity included representatives from the DA-Corn Program, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Philippine Statistics Authority-Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (PSA-BAS), Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech), and the University of the Philippines Los Baños. Dr. Teodoro S. Solsoloy, Assistant Director of DA-BAR and ATWGARD focal person for the Philippines, provided the participants with…
Published on 17 February 2014
This training is a component of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded project titled, Climate Resilience and Green Growth in the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape: Demonstrating the Eco-town Framework (TA-8111 PHI:). The Climate Change Commission (CCC) serves as its implementing agency, while the Technical Assistance is supervised by Dr. Ancha Srinivasan, Principal Climate Change Specialist of ADB Southeast Asia Department. Read more…
Published on 17 February 2014
The agreement among representatives from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam was articulated during the Tenth Policy Roundtable on Building Capacities for Agricultural Competitiveness of Transition Countries in Southeast Asia with the theme Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in the Agriculture Sector towards Food Security in Southeast Asia in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 6-7 February 2014. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research…
Published on 17 February 2014
Dr. Esteban Godillano, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist, presented the bio-physical impact assessment using available data from various national government agencies, LGUs, and the acquired satellite imagery integrated into GIS maps. The assessment shows a fast land use change from 2004 to 2012 indicating threats of deforestation and built up areas. The UMRBPL drains water to Lower Marikina down to Manila Bay. Read more…
Published on 17 February 2014
The roundtable aims to (1) discuss an array of adaptation strategies on coping with the challenges in agriculture and food brought about by climate change; (2) appreciate the requisites for an enabling environment to meet its challenges; (3) understand mainstreaming approaches and challenges; (4) identify appropriate entry points at both policy and implementation levels for integrating climate change adaptation strategies into development plans; (5) identify…
Published on 23 January 2014
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…
Published on 20 January 2014
In his opening message, Dr. Ngin Chanrith, Director of the Department of Development Studies of RUPP, expressed his appreciation of the diversity of participants who attended the workshop, and lauded the country project teams for their effort to collaborate and work as together as a team, which he said is evident in the outputs of the project. Dr. Herminia Francisco, Director of the Economy and…
Published on 13 January 2014
The kick-off workshop aims to launch the network on promoting climate resilience of rice and other crops. This network supports the goals of the ASEAN Integrated Food Security (AIFS) and the ASEAN Multi-Sectoral Framework on Climate Change: Agriculture and Forestry towards Food Security (AFCC). The workshop will bring together the assigned focal persons from the ATWGARD who have been assigned to support this process in…
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