Regional Curriculum Workshop on Agroecology for Farmer Training, Hanoi, December, 13-15, 2016

Regional Curriculum Workshop on Agroecology for Farmer Training, Hanoi, December, 13-15, 2016

Over the past two decades, much effort was put toward the development and expansion of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) throughout the world. The IPM program helped farmers to better understand ecosystems, manage crops and pests accordingly, and increase yields and income. The most effective IPM training programs, however, were time consuming and required extensive monetary and human resources for implementation. Thus, many farmer training programs were left with inadequate resources. In response, communities and governments opted for shortened trainings aimed at helping farmers to increase crop production, alternatives to fertilizers and pesticides, market expansion, etc.

This workshop is organized by The Field Alliance and Initiatives for Community Empowerment and Rural Development (ICERD). Expected participants will be from FAO, various government organizations, non-governmental organizations, representatives of various international organization (approx. 30 Persons) from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

The objectives are to share experiences on Agroecology training of farmers in the region, to visit and exchange with farmer groups near Hanoi and to draft a revised Agroecology curriculum framework for FFS

Expected outputs are 1. Various papers and presentations on Agroecology, 2. Curriculum framework for FFS Agroecology

The workshop will be organized at Khach San Muong Thanh Hanoi Centre Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam

For more information, here are the program of the workshop and the concept note

Contact details of the organizers: Mr Marut Jatiket: marutj@hotmail.com