The 1st Lao Bamboo Platform workshop addressing the development of the bamboo sector in Lao PDR

A Lao Bamboo Platform workshop addressing the development of the bamboo sector in Lao PDR was held on the 15th and 16th of June 2016 in Vientiane capital, Lao PDR. It was co- organised by Department of Forestry (DoF) / Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), GRET, WWF and RECOFTC. The opening was chaired by […]

How to make ALiSEA works for your organization…

In the past few months, several communication tools (website, Facebook page, quarterly newsletter) have been developed by the ALiSEA coordination team with the objective to foster learning and sharing initiatives about agroecology in the Mekong Region. Such tools are meant to support by several ways research dissemination and analysis, updates on local, national and regional […]

International Symposium on Agroecology for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in China, 29-31 August 2016

29-31 August 2016, Kunming, Yunnan, China In September 2014 FAO convened a global symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition. This has been followed in 2015 by three regional meetings in Brazil, Senegal and Thailand. These meetings have brought together stakeholders from academia, policy and civil society to better understand the role and potential of […]

Agroecology multiversity launched: “It’s a school, community and movement rolled into one”

From a field-learning site somewhere in the Philippine countryside, a farmer shares through an online video platform his experience and best practices on how to grow vegetables without using harmful agrochemicals and make decent earnings. His audience includes fellow vegetable growers in Malaysia, agriculture students in South Korea, a scientist from New Zealand and organic […]

1st national multi-stakeholder workshop addressing Agroecological Transition in Laos

The 1st national multi-stakeholder workshop addressing Agroecological Transition in the Mekong Region, and more especially in Laos, was held on the 2nd and 3rd of June 2016 in Vientiane. It was organized by CIRAD and GRET as part of the inception phase of ACTAE project, funded by the French Agency for Development (AFD). It brought […]

Call for Expressions of Interest – National Focal Points and Partners, Mekong Region

“Mapping and Assessing University-based Farmer Extension Services in ASEAN through an Agro-ecological/Organic Lens” With support from the Chulalongkorn University, UNISEARCH Fund the Chulalongkorn University School of Agricultural Resources (CUSAR) in Bangkok will conduct a small one year study (May 2016-April 2017) to begin better documenting and understanding the role of post-secondary and research institutions in […]

Laos, Vietnam partner in commercial cattle farming project

Today, Vientiane farmers are producing only 50-60% of meat required to meet the capital’s needs. To solve this Vientiane Agriculture and Forestry Department in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Department of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam are jointly working to help livestock breeders rear cattle for consumption and export. More details please […]