4th Annual Meeting of The Mekong Extension Learning Alliance (MELA), 20-24 August 2018, Thailand

MELA is an alliance formed to provide a forum for exchanges of agriculture extension and other important information on rural development in the Mekong region. The mission of MELA is to be a network for all stakeholders in agriculture and rural development in the Mekong Region to continuously learn and share knowledge and best practices […]

Agroecology Futures Regional Forum, 6-8 November, Siem Reap Cambodia

Organized by: Gret, Cirad and the General Directorate of Agriculture in Cambodia in partnership with ALiSEA and CANSEA Funded by AFD Context ASEAN countries are following a path of intensification due to rising demands for agricultural products that increase pressure to simplify crop production and agricultural landscapes, increasing the vulnerability to climate change and promotion […]

Regional Vegetable Forum 2018: Sharing knowledge to promote development of the vegetable sector ‘Innovations of production and supply chain systems for improved off-season vegetable’

The vegetable sector is becoming more of a focus for research, development and the private sector in Southeast Asia due to the high nutritional and economical value that can be generated. However, the sector faces key challenges including (1) low average yields of vegetable production in many places; (2) poor competitiveness within the region as […]

The Value of a Seed: Growing a Network of Community Level Seed Banks in Asia

By Patrick Trail (Agricultural Staff Member at ECHO Asia) As an organization that seeks to equip people with agricultural resources and skills, we often find ourselves coming back to the seed. Again and again we witness the value of saving open-pollinated seeds, shedding light on locally adapted and underutilized plants of merit, and researching innovative […]

REGIONAL VEGETABLE FORUM 2018 SHARING KNOWLEDGE TO PROMOTE DEVELOPMENT OF THE VEGETABLE SECTOR

Innovations of production and supply chain systems for improved off-season vegetable The vegetable sector is becoming more of a focus for research, development and the private sector in Southeast Asia due to the high nutritional and economical value that can be generated. However, the sector faces key challenges including (1) low average yields of vegetable […]

SUB SECTOR WORKING GROUP MEETING ON AGROBIODIVERSITY, 16 AUGUST 2018, VIENTIANE, LAO PDR

On the 16th of August 2018, over 40 participants from Government agencies, Research Institutes, National University of Laos and Development practitioners attended the Sub-Sector Working Group on Agro-biodiversity (SSWG-ABD). The meeting took place at the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) and was chaired by Dr Bounthong Bouahom, Director General of NAFRI, and co-chaired by Michael Jones, Food and Agriculture Organization […]

CONSULTANT TO LEAD THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A GENDERSENSITIVE RICE-FISH FARMING SYSTEM IN TAN TUYEN, AN GIANG

Background Rikolto in Vietnam (previously VECO Vietnam) is a member of Rikolto, an international NGO with its International Office in Leuven, Belgium. Rikolto’s mission is to enable and support smallholder farmers to take up their role in rural poverty alleviation and to contribute to feeding a growing world population in a sustainable way. Rikolto is […]

Photo contest “Picturing agroecology initiatives in the Mekong Region”

Do you feel that organic agriculture is a key for a sustainable and fair development in the Mekong region? Do you believe that agroecology is a promising approach to protect people’s health and the environment? Do you also admire farmers who are developing innovative agroecology initiatives? Then, help us to showcase the beauty and the […]

ICC WORKSHOP ON “Adaptation Research on Rice-Potato Rotational Model (using SRI for Rice and Minimum Potting Method for Potatoes – GPM) at Phu Binh District, Thai Nguyen Province”

Workshop Objectives: The objective of workshop is to share the results of  Rice – Potato – Rice rotational model; discuss about the results of study and also to get the comment to improve the study and also to disseminate the research model to practice. Time: From 8 AM to 11:30 AM of 22 June Location: […]

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP “Vietnam and France cooperation towards the development of sustainable agriculture for the Northern mountainous region of Vietnam”

On the occasion of the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Socialist Public of Vietnam and Republic of France (1973-2018) and the 100th anniversary of establishment of the Phu Tho Agro-Forestry Research Institute (6/1918-2/2018), Vietnam Academy of Agriculture Science (VAAS) together with French Agriculture Research Center for International Development (CIRAD) and Northern Mountainous of Agriculture […]