The ACTAE project (Toward an Agroecological Transition in South East Asia) is organizing a one-day meeting to explore the role of research for development in the design of the second phase of the project.
The ambition of the ACTAE project is to contribute to an ecological intensification of agriculture with positive impacts on food safety production, poverty reduction and farming community organization in Southeast Asia. Since 2015, the project promotes the agroecology transition by facilitating synergies among diverse agroecology initiatives in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam. As the ACTAE project is entering into its final period, AFD officially announced its continuous support to agroecology, in particular by funding a second phase of the project. A feasibility study, entrusted to Marion Treboux (IRAM) and Jean Marie Brun (ARTE FACT Development and Agri-Food Consulting), started at the end of November 2018. The objectives of the feasibility study are to define the main structural components, partnership and priorities of an ACTAE 2 project. The conclusions of the study will be delivered in February or March 2019 for a start of the phase 2 of the project expected in September 2019.
Overall objective of the meeting
The objective of the meeting is to achieve a shared vision on the role and the place of the R4D in a second phase of the ACTAE project.
The specific objectives are:
- To share the results of previous workshops on this topic (held in Battambang in April 2018 and Siem Reap in November 2018) and discuss the expectations of regional agroecological stakeholders related to R4D.
- To draw lessons from the first phase of the ACTAE project and identify knowledge gaps that can be addressed during the second phase.
- To discuss the preliminary results of the feasibility study for phase 2 and collectively explore implementation pathways and possible organizational structure for ACTAE2.
- To discuss options for R4D role in ACTAE 2 and make proposals to synergize the different components of the project and optimize interactions among stakeholders.
Presentations are available to download below:
- Synergies between Research for Development (R4D) & Development in ACTAE 2
- Stakeholders expectations on R4D approach to contribute to an agroecological transition – CHAN Saruth
- Engaging village communities in designing their future landscape – Jean-Christophe Castella
- R4D Collaboration in fostering Dissemination/Commercialization of CA – Rajiv Pradhan