ALiSEA 1st Annual General Meeting in Vietnam, Hanoi, 13-14 November 2017

The 1st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Agroecology Learning alliance in South East Asia (ALiSEA) in Vietnam was organized in Hanoi on the 13th and 14th of November 2017. The support to the emergence of ALiSEA is part of a regional program, Towards an Agroecological Transition (ACTAE), funded by the French Agency for Development (AFD) and […]

Regional Forum on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in the Mekong Sub-Region towards Food Security, An Giang University, Vietnam 6-7 November 2017

The Mekong Sub-region is rapidly becoming a new frontier of economic growth in Southeast Asia due to its rich human and natural capital (ADB 2017). Its suitability for a wide range of crops has made agriculture one of the sub-region’s important economic sectors. It has also led to increased trade and investment linked to regional […]

Volunteering opportunity: Permaculture Project Coordinator at Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden in Laos

Application Deadline: 11/30/2017 Description We are looking for a volunteer who is interested to work with Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden in Luang Prabang, Laos (www.pha-tad.ke.com ), on a new permaculture project for a six month period. This role would start in January 2018 and run until the end of July 2018. We are looking […]

Laos Vegetable Forum 2017: Fostering a safe and sustainable vegetable sector

Fostering a safe and sustainable vegetable sector In the Lao PDR, vegetable production provides around 80% of domestic demand, mostly produced by smallholder farmers. Throughout the country, there are large differences in consumption between provinces. Challenges to vegetable production include suboptimal yields, poor competitiveness, high postharvest losses, product that does not conform to quality and […]

ALiSEA 1st Annual General Meeting in Cambodia, Siem Reap, 21-22 March 2017

The 1st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Agroecology Learning alliance in South East Asia (ALiSEA) in Cambodia was organized in Siem Reap on the 21st and 22nd of March 2017. The support to the emergence of ALiSEA is part of a regional program, Towards an Agroecological Transition (ACTAE), funded by the French Agency for […]

Regional Symposium on “Mapping and Assessing University-based Farmer Extension Services in ASEAN through an Agro-ecological / Organic Leans”, 23th February 2017, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

“We agree there are very different policies and priorities between all countries, but the common point is that they are all working under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework. The main problem though is that SDGs do not mention organic agriculture at all, they do not mention Agro-ecology either. That is where the university needs […]

Consultation workshop with Farmers’ Organizations’ representatives in Cambodia, October 2016

This workshop was organized in Phnom Penh on the 26th of October as part of ALiSEA objective to support the emergence and promote a shared vision about Agroecology. It involved thirteen farmers, representatives of 8 different Farmer Organizations (FOs). FO here refers to farmer association, federation or network. The objectives of the workshop were: To […]

International Symposium on Agroecology for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in China, 29-31 August 2016

29-31 August 2016, Kunming, Yunnan, China In September 2014 FAO convened a global symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition. This has been followed in 2015 by three regional meetings in Brazil, Senegal and Thailand. These meetings have brought together stakeholders from academia, policy and civil society to better understand the role and potential of […]

Agroecology multiversity launched: “It’s a school, community and movement rolled into one”

From a field-learning site somewhere in the Philippine countryside, a farmer shares through an online video platform his experience and best practices on how to grow vegetables without using harmful agrochemicals and make decent earnings. His audience includes fellow vegetable growers in Malaysia, agriculture students in South Korea, a scientist from New Zealand and organic […]

1st national multi-stakeholder workshop addressing Agroecological Transition in Laos

The 1st national multi-stakeholder workshop addressing Agroecological Transition in the Mekong Region, and more especially in Laos, was held on the 2nd and 3rd of June 2016 in Vientiane. It was organized by CIRAD and GRET as part of the inception phase of ACTAE project, funded by the French Agency for Development (AFD). It brought […]