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 […]

Statement of ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry in Response to The Outbreak of The Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) to Ensure Food Security, Food Safety and Nutrition in ASEAN

Statement of the ASEAN ministers on agriculture and forestry in response to outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to ensure food security, food safety and nutrition in ASEAN We, the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) express our deep concern over the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which has affected the lives of […]

call for proposal: COSTEA (Comité Scientifique et Technique Eau Agricole) project

In the context of the COSTEA (Comité Scientifique et Technique Eau Agricole) project, AFEID will launch a study aiming at elaborating a general framework to organize support to irrigating farmers so as to maximize the outcomes of such activities. This study is part of a broader reflection on “Irrigation Services” held by the COSTEA and will consist of […]

Training in System of Rice Intensification (SRI), July 31, 2020, Thailand

Training in System of Rice Intensification (SRI) July 31, 2020 09:00 – July 31, 2020 17:00 ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center & Seed Bank, Thailand Presented By: ECHO Asia Impact Center Event Details This event will include: The interactive demonstration of SRI innovations Discussions on SRI principles including how to increase yields and decrease water usage Introduction […]

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 […]

Adaptation measures for COVID 19 related to agriculture and food : Share your experience to help other territories ensure their food resilience!

This questionnaire was built in a participatory manner with different food system experts.  The Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Secretariat, as a partner organization of Let’s Food, support us in this initiative. We thank you in advance for your answers, do not hesitate to share this questionnaire, all the answers received will facilitate the dissemination […]

Relevant articles addressing the relationship between COVID19 crisis and the need to transition towards sustainable food systems

The current COVID 19 pandemic is affecting the political, economic, social, environmental and food sectors. This multidimensional threat requires an adequate response to protect the most vulnerable and marginalized group. Hereafter are useful links and articles addressing the relationship between the COVID-19 crisis and the need to transition towards sustainable food systems: COVID-19 and Agroecology […]

Cambodia national workshop on the Application of FAO’s Tool for Agroecology Performance Evaluation (TAPE), 5-7 February 2020, Cambodia

Background With funding from FAO, Louvain Cooperation leads the implementation of the FAO’s tool evaluation on “Agroecology Performance Evaluation – TAPE”. This project aims to test the FAO tool in Cambodia. The service will contribute to the following organizational objective “stakeholders make evidence-based decisions in the planning and management of the agricultural sectors and natural […]

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Farmers in Asia and the Pacific

Original source: http://www.asiapacificfarmersforum.net/ Farmers and fishers are the hardest hit during this global crisis brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many countries decided to close their borders for the time being to contain the spread of the virus, and consequently, this affected the livelihood of farmers and fishers. Lockdowns and quarantines resulted in a lack of […]

Call for a marketing & communication officer – Agrisud International, Vietnam

Agrisud International For 27 years, Agrisud International, a non-profit association under French law, has been supporting the most vulnerable populations to rise from a state of precariousness to economic and social autonomy. Agrisud International promotes economic growth through the creation of very small family businesses, especially in the agricultural sector. These businesses are viable and […]