Improving farmers’ livelihoods by enhancing productivity and market linkages in Iloilo Province

In close cooperation with the Department of Agriculture (DA), its Regional Field Offices (RFOs), the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRICE) along with private sector partners Bayer and Yara, Better Rice Initiative Asia or BRIA seeks to promote market-oriented rice production, entrepreneurship and market linkages....

Intensive Course on Tackling Climate Change Climate-Smart Approaches to Adaptation in Asia in Agriculture, Land and Coastal Zone Management

Date and Duration: 10 – 14 October 2016, 5 days Location: Bangkok, Thailand No. of Participants: Max 20 Participation Fee: 1, 960 Euro (GIZ) / 2,280 Euro (external) Language: English Application Deadline:10 September 2016 To register: https://intranet.giz.de/fobionline/v_event.asp?eventtype_id=32518131&show_all=false&pressed=false This training aims at building competencies for promoting climate change adaptation concepts and...

Better Rice Initiative Asia to train 7,500 farmers in Indonesia by the end of 2017

BRIA Indonesia started its Farmer Field School activities in April 2015 with 15 Field Schools in North Sumatra involving 304 farmers. The number of Field Schools conducted increased rapidly in season 2 with 18 Field Schools conducted in North Sumatra and 16 Field Schools in Jember. The 34 Field Schools conducted in this season were...

Sustainable Agriculture: MOSA concept tailored for ASEAN

The ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems project[1] collaborates with ASEAN and all of its 10 member states (AMS) in implementing the ASEAN Integrated Food Security Framework (AIFS) and its Strategic Plan of Action on Food Security (SPA-FS)[2] at the national level to promote food security and the development of sustainable...

GIZ-SNRD attends ADB-led – high-level forum on food security

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) hosted a Food Security Forum at its general headquarters in Manila, Philippines on 22-24 June 2016. With the theme ‘ADB Food Security Forum: Safe, Nutritious, and Affordable Food for All’, the forum was participated by different governments from around the world; industry leaders, development...

DCZ supports agricultural structural change in Jilin, China

June, 28 – 30, 2016 Following an invitation of the China Agricultural University (CAU), DCZ visited the universities’ Science & Technology Backyard Programme (STB) that started in Hebei Province in 2008 and now is also active in the maize-growing county of Lishu, Northeastern China. The STB is a joint research...

Agriculture Working Group Meeting, Thailand (3 June 2016)

The Agriculture Working Group of the Sector Network Natural Resources and Rural Development Asia (SNRD) met on 3 June 2016 to discuss further collaborations among the group members. The meeting took place during this year’s joint conference of two Sector Networks of TUEWAS (Transport, Environment, Energy and Water in...

Bangkok Post, 6 June 2016: German help for sustainable farming

A German government agency has introduced a new international rice farming standard for Thai farmers aimed at helping them to lower cost and upgrade agricultural practices towards sustainability. Matthias Bickel, project director of Asean Sustainable Agrifood Systems of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the German government’s sustainable development...