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Thai rice researchers ready to take action on climate change

GHG emission data is collected from pilot rice paddies in central provinces of Thailand. Story and Photos: Chotika Thamsuwan and Patcharin Sae-heng, Agriculture and Food Cluster The Thai Rice Department and The Thai German Climate Programme – Agriculture (TGCP-Agriculture) hosted online trainings for rice researchers nationwide to enhance their...

Engaging the Young in the Promotion of Sustainable Coffee Farming Systems

Story: Apiradee Treerutkuarkul, Agriculture and Food Cluster Photos: Sanpetch Kitphaibuntawee, Kodchakorn Jitsopa, Wanwisa Panit All three students from Prince of Songkla University travelled to Ranong and Chumphon provinces  to meet and learn directly from robusta coffee smallholders how to become agricultural business entrepreneurs. Born to a farming family in the southern province...

Leadership for Facilitating Better Climate-Smart Land Use Practices in the Region

Photo: SEARCA/ Renz B Tabadero Building on last year’s success, the ASEAN Climate Leadership Programme (ACLP) 2021 aims to enhance participants’ leadership skills, while contributing to the discussion on ASEAN regional processes related to climate-smart land use. In total, there are 22 participants from eight ASEAN Member States enrolled in...

Youth in Action: 50 young Thai leaders bring forward sustainable water solutions

Young leaders from across Thailand convened on 6-8 August 2021 at the ‘Blue-Net Camp’ to drive youth action to tackle water challenges. The online event was organized by the Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR) to stimulate youth-led advocacy for sustainable water management in Thailand. Thailand has adopted the...

Climate Smart Agriculture in India: National Certificate Course on Weather based Agromet Advisory through ICT

Climate and weather data are of great importance to farmers which due to unpredicted changing weather conditions affects, primarily, agricultural decisions and indirectly the livelihoods of farmers, especially smallholders and marginal farmers. Thus, the emphasis on advanced weather forecasting services. Agro-meteorological Advisory Services (AAS) assists farmers in making weather-sensitive farming...

#RECYCLEGIRI – our take on making recycling a part of our daily lives!

A social media campaign was launched in July 2021 under the develoPPP project – “Developing Collection Infrastructure & Recycling Platform for plastic waste & e-waste in non-urban India”. The campaign aims to increase awareness of stakeholders on responsible recycling of plastic and e-waste under the theme ‘Recyclegiri’. The word...

FAIR Forward project initiatives in India

Artificial Intelligence: Voice technologies in Indian languages The FAIR Forward project in India, global initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) implemented by GIZ,  supports the localisation of AI, opening up of AI trained data sets including data protection and privacy for the development of...

Transitioning towards Green Recovery

By: Dr Geetha Nayak, Senior Advisor, GIZ Stories from Bhitarkanika, Odisha In 2020, the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic brought Devjani’s life to a standstill. Resident of Kendrapara district, Odisha, she and her husband, a daily wage labourer, began looking for alternate means of income to support their family of...

Enhancing Climate Finance Capacity for Policymakers in ASEAN

Photo: GIZ/ Shofi Fauziyyah The Climate Finance Training for Sector Experts (CliFit4SE), held virtually in April 2021, enhanced the climate financing knowledge of 45 policymakers working in the food, agriculture, and forestry sectors in the ASEAN region. The training conveyed practical information on how to access climate funding for implementing...

Towards engaging communities to manage Forest Ecosystem Services sustainably

By: Dr. Sanjay Tomar, Senior Advisor, GIZ | Aashima Negi, Junior Communication Expert, GIZ Forests play a crucial role in the livelihoods of people, especially in the Himalayas. They provide numerous benefits; such as fuelwood, timber, fodder, Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs), regulating water availability, air purity and local climate. These...