Build Capacity of Knowledge Platforms AGORA and Research4Life

A new FAO partnership established with The United Nations Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries (UNTB) supports the delivery of new online training activities to enhance the access and understanding of the knowledge platforms, AGORA and Research4Life. What is AGORA/Research4Life: Since 2003 FAO has led AGORA, a knowledge platform that provides free or low-cost access to major scientific journals […]

The Research and Extension Unit (AGDR) presents a webinar on: EXTENSION AND ADVISORY SERVICES:  at frontline of COVID-19 response ensuring food security in Asia Tuesday, 19th May 2020

The Research and Extension Unit (AGDR) presents a webinar on: EXTENSION AND ADVISORY SERVICES: at frontline of COVID-19 response ensuring food security in Asia Tuesday, 19th May 2020 At 8:30 in Rome 14:30 in Beijing, 12:00 in New Delhi time, 13:30 in Vientiane, 16:30 in Sydney For registration, please click here   The global impact of the […]

VCB-N Webinar 3: “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural value chains – What we can do to mitigate the impact on service delivery to different actors in the value chain”

VCB-N Webinar 3: “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural value chains – What we can do to mitigate the impact on service delivery to different actors in the value chain” The Value Chain Capacity Building Network (VCB-N), is organizing a series of Webinars around the theme of “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural value […]

Host Organization Announcement – CE SAIN Cambodia

The Cambodian Sustainable Intensification Farmer-to-Farmer Program will be implemented by the University of Tennessee (UT) in partnership with the Center of Excellence on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (CE SAIN). We will pursue a strategy of diversification for smallholder farmers through demand-driven volunteer placements with Cambodian host-organizations. Our objective is to strengthen the capacity of […]

The future of food systems in Southeast Asia post COVID-19 Virtual Seminar, 5 May 2020 at 1500 hrs Bangkok (GMT + 7hrs)

     The future of food systems in Southeast Asia post COVID-19 Virtual Seminar, 5 May 2020 at 1500 hrs Bangkok (GMT + 7hrs) Co-hosted by IRRI and FAO Background Since it was declared a pandemic by WHO on 11 March 2020, COVID-19 has affected millions of people in over 200 countries and territories around the […]

Impact of COVID-19 on small holder farmers & traders in Lao PDR

STATEMENT Support Family Farmers as Frontliners in the Fight to Eradicate COVID-19 We are leaders and members of the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development, with 20 member organizations and cooperatives in 16 countries in Asia, comprising around 13 million small scale women and men family farmers, fishers, forest dwellers, indigenous peoples, pastoralists, and […]

Proceedings of VCB-N Webinar 1: “The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on agricultural value chains – What we can do to mitigate the impact!”

This webinar is hosted by VCBN for anyone who is interested in learning more about what we can do to support agricultural value chains and how to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and listen to potentially policy considerations from four representatives, who shared their different Covid-19 perspectives. The 2nd Webinar on 5th of May […]

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 […]