African Swine Fever (ASF): the other pandemic, situation and impact in Lao PDR

“African swine fever” (ASF) is an extremely resilient virus that has spread at an accelerated path in the region since 2019: originating from China, it hit Vietnam hard since the beginning of last year before spreading to Cambodia and Laos, Burma, the Philippines, Indonesia, Timor Leste and Papua New-Guinea (see FAO cartography and OIE bulletins). The […]

Making a Case for Safer Ways to Fight Rice Pests in the Greater Mekong

By Dirk Babendreier Rice is big business in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) in Southeast Asia—not only as a vital source of food but also as a crop that provides work and income for 80 percent of the population. However, despite positive developments in the last decade, millions of tons are still being lost to […]

Workshop “Pesticides, Agriculture and Food: Multiple and Growing concerns in Cambodia”

  Workshop “Pesticides, Agriculture and Food: Multiple and Growing concerns in Cambodia” Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 28th of November 2019 Organization committee: Eve Bureau-Point (CNRS, CNE), Kimchhin Sok (Ecoland, RUA) Bunsamkaneka Chrin (Ecoland, RUA), Heng Chenghuy (Ecoland, RUA) Organization: CNRS, IRD, Royal University of Agriculture, ECOLAND Venue: Video Conference Room of […]

Regional Media Training on Communicating Food Safety, July 29 to August 2, Khon Kaen, Thailand

Original source: http://www.mekonginstitute.org/news-activities/detail/2019/07/30/mekong-media-take-a/ Twenty-eight science journalists and media professionals from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam (CLMV) are currently in Mekong Institute for the Regional Media Training on Communicating Food Safety from July 29 to August 2. Speaking at the opening remarks, Ms. Maria Theresa Medialdia, Director of the Agricultural Development and Commercialization Department, highlighted the […]

New publication: Agroecology Futures, Inspiring and innovating stories from the Agroecology Learning Alliance in South East Asia

ALiSEA has proudly launched its new publication, Agroecology Futures, Inspiring and innovating stories from the Agroecology Learning Alliance in South East Asia, in the framework of the Agroecology Futures Regional Forum which took place in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on 6-8 November 2018. This publication results from the compilation of over 20 case studies and collective researches […]

Another way of farming is possible: Focus on some innovative young organic farmers in the Mekong Region

In the framework of its work aiming at changing the negative narrative towards agriculture through innovative approach to attract the youth, ALiSEA launched a pilot research initiative to document some innovative farms, Assessing farm sustainability in the Mekong Region: from the concept to case studies. This study took place between March and August 2018 and […]

IOBC – Asia-Pacific Regional Section: an International Training Workshop in Conservation Biological Control of Insect Pests

IOBC – Asia-Pacific Regional Section is seeking registrations of interest in a proposed international workshop on Conservation Biological Control (CBC) of Insect Pests, to be held at Lincoln University, New Zealand, from 12-15 November 2018, inclusive. This workshop is a follow-up to that held simultaneously in Beijing and Hanoi in September 2017, which covered all aspects […]

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 […]

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 […]

Call for Co-Research, quantifying & mapping Southeast Asia’s pesticide usage

GRET together with CIAT in the framework of the Agroecology Learning Alliance in South East Asia (ALiSEA) are planning to conduct an exploratory research initiative to quantify and map Southeast Asia’s pesticide usage. The main objective of this exploratory research initiative is to get an initial appreciation of pesticide usage patterns in key agricultural crops […]