News and Activities
Annâdya and French Red Cross teams exchange: Two projects funded by the European Union meet in Cambodia
French Red Cross (FRC) team welcomed members of Ratanakiri branch of Annâdya to share experience on water technologies and water system management; homegardening; livestock raising as well as Community-Based Organizations on the 12/11/2014 in Anlong Veng (Oddar Meanchey province, Cambodia).
Call for applications for the best innovations in the agriculture and forestry sectors to fight against the impacts of climate change
AFD and Cirad invite all innovators from Africa, the Mediterranean, Asia, Latin America and Overseas Territories to submit their applications for the innovations competition Climate Challenge Agriculture and Forestry. The aim of this competition is to support innovators and encourage them to make ideas and techniques reality, in order to address the challenges that the agriculture and forestry sectors need to face due to climate change, and support sustainable development.
SATNET collaborations accelerate technology transfer to smallholder farmers
As part of its activities to strengthen South-South dialogue and intraregional learning on sustainable agriculture and trade facilitation, SATNET Asia is working with diverse stakeholders to reduce food insecurity in the Asia-Pacific region. An example of such partnership is the recent intraregional study tour programme involving South and South-East Asian smallholder value-chain actors that took place in Cambodia, India, Nepal and Thailand.
Expressions of interest invited for an evaluation consultant
The Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) is seeking to engage a qualified evaluation expert to provide an objective evaluation of results obtained by the SATNET Asia project.
Annâdya project helps 22 villages in north-east Cambodia attain water security
The majority of residents of the rural areas in Ratanakiri Province in the remote north-eastern region of Cambodia are indigenous people, who traditionally make a living from forest resources and rely to a lesser extent on family farming for their food and income. However, what was once a viable, though precarious way of life has now turned into a state of food insecurity, nutritional deficiency and poverty due to the massive deforestation and development of cash crop plantations under way in this part of Cambodia.
SATNET shares its experience as a knowledge broker with the Regional Open Innovation Forum in Malaysia
The 'Regional Open Innovation Forum on Promoting Nanotechnology and Agriculture for Sustainable Development' was held in Shah Alam, Malaysia from 27 to 28 October 2014. Organized by the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT), a regional institution of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in collaboration with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Government of Malaysia, the Forum discussed how the Open Innovation approach could be used to accelerate innovation in nanotechnology and agriculture for sustainable development.
SATNET training on integrated pest management for vegetables in Cambodia
A training programme on integrated pest management (IPM) was organized from 30 September to 3 October 2014 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to develop local knowledge and skills on IPM systems for major vegetable crops. Organized through SATNET Asia and conducted by AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center in collaboration with the Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC), the training brought together 19 participants from government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community organizations.
Thirty-third AVRDC International Vegetable Training Course commences in Thailand
On 15 September 2014, AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center started its 33rd International Vegetable Training Course (IVTC) titled “From Seed to Harvest and Beyond”. The training began with the month-long Module 1, ‘Vegetables: From Seed to Harvest’ that recently concluded and has been followed by two other modules. The training is taking place at the Center’s East and Southeast Asia Research and Training Station at Kasetsart University (KU) Kamphaeng Saen campus, Thailand.
Launch of participatory guarantee systems in Bangladesh
Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) are local quality assurance initiatives that certify agricultural producers based on the active participation of stakeholders. Built on a foundation of trust, social networks and knowledge-exchange, PGS are serving thousands of small organic farmers and produce consumers all over the world. The popularity of PGS is growing every year, for example, in countries such as Bolivia, Brazil, India, Philippines and Zimbabwe among many others. The International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM) encourages and supports the development of PGS as an alternative and complementary tool to third-party certification.
From extreme poverty to human dignity – NETZ shares positive impact of project in Bangladesh and India
Aiming to enhance the food and nutrition security of the poorest sections of the population in hard-to-reach areas in Bangladesh and India, NETZ Partnership for Development and Justice, a charitable and independent organization registered in Germany and Bangladesh, and its eight partner non-governmental organizations (NGOs), are implementing the 'Sustainable Technology Transfer to Enhance Productivity of Ultra Poor (STEP UP) project in the two countries since December 2011.