The General Directorate of Agriculture with the support from UNESCAP/CSAM, Swisscontact and CIRAD are pleased to inform that a Regional Training on Appropriate Scale Mechanisation for Conservation Agriculture was organized from May 6-9, 2019 at the Regional Training Center of Bos Khnor, Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. A number of partners and trainers will contribute to the training with ACTAE/AFD, The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification USAID, the Royal University of Agriculture and the Center of Excellence on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition, Kansas State University, Illinois Urbana-Champaign, CIMMYT and the Conservation Tillage Research Center (China).
The training brought together 18 countries from Asia and Pacific including governmental agencies, academia and agricultural schools, development projects and private sector. Six main areas was covered with (i) policy issues on sustainable agricultural mechanisation, (ii) understanding the mechanisation for conservation agriculture, (iii) understanding systemic constraints and business models, (iv) introduction to CA and linkages to climate resilience, (v) appropriate-scale mechanisation and Conservation Agriculture, Case studies on service providers (Cambodia/Bangladesh), and (vi) role of gender in appropriate-scale mechanisation. A portfolio of training, to be implemented in 2020, was proposed.
The flyer and agenda are available for download Here
All presentations and reports from the training are available to download below:
- Report of the Regional Training on Appropriate Scale Mechanization for Conservation Agriculture
- Training Product