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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Symposium on Climate Change Resilience – turning a buzz-word into action, 14th June, 2018, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Co-organizers Finn Church Aid (FCA) Dan Church Aid (DCA) Life with Dignity (LWD) Overview of the symposium ‘Resilience’ has been an international buzz-word for a while and has lately become an emerging global topic. Cambodia is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change in Southeast Asia and highly affected by the climatic variability. […]

Mountain Futures Conference, 4-8 June 2018, Kunming, China

On the 4th – 8th June 2018, the second Mountain Futures Conference took place in China’s Yunnan province, against the backdrop of the famous Hani rice terraces in Honghe and the rapidly growing city of Kunming. Building on the success of the first Mountain Futures Conference in 2016, the event gave participants the opportunity to […]

Gaia Green Network Meeting

Gaia Green Network organized the 5th annual meeting in Nyaung Shwe Township, Innlay, Shan State on 10-12 May, 2018. Their objectives are to share information and technique about organic agriculture, to solve the problem of agriculture and to strengthen the network in Organic agriculture and PGS. There were (40) participants coming from Myitkyina, Pwint Phyu, […]

Enhancing farmers’ analytical and decision making capacity through application of simulation games

Article written by CISDOMA “Through the games, I now know to invest more wisely”, Ms. Luong Thi Doi, a farmer in Binh Lu commune, Tam Duong district (Lai Chau province) shared after attending the sessions of simulation games. These simulation sessions was supported by the project “Promoting agro-ecology transition via enhancing farmers’ analytical and decision […]