Who contributed to the database?

This database has been developed thanks to the engagement and contributions of participants. To date, the following organizations have provided  information on improved agricultural technologies and good practices contained in this database:

Factsheet title Source
Crotalaria is effective against nematode damage of chili in South-East Asia
Dr. Tomohide Sugino, Representative, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) Southeast Asia
Broomgrass farming Mr. Khop Narayan Shrestha, Executive Chairperson, Manahari Development Institute-Nepal (MDI)
Small-scale distillation unit Mr. Vijaya Sthapit, Non-Timber Forest Products Program Coordinator,International Development Enterprises (iDE), Nepal
Leasehold riverbed vegetable farming Hari Gurung, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, Nepal
Vermitechnology Dr. A.Thimmaiah, Advisor, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan
Mini-hatcheries for chickens and ducks Mr. S M Rajiur Rahman, Independent Consultant, Livestock and Livelihood Development , International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Mobile cricket raising units Mr. Cedric DELANNOY, Annâdya Technical Manager, Cambodia
8 Integrated Pest Management for Eggplant Fruit and Shoot Borer  Global Technology Dissemination, AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center
9 Floating Vegetable Garden Mohammed Abu Taiyeb Chowdhury, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Md. Gias Uddin Talukder, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Bangladesh
10 Bio intensive school gardens: enhancing nutritional and agro biodiversity outcomes Ms. Irish Baguilat, BIG Program Coordinator, International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)
11 System of Rice Intensification Literature review conducted by Dr. Simone Kathrin Kriesemer
12 Vegetable pool or vegetable bush Mr. Augustin Bario, Senior Manager (ECD), Caritas Bangladesh; 
Mr. Sukleash George Costa, National Coordinator, Caritas Bangladesh,www.caritasbd.org
13 Ecosanitation Eklavya Prasad, Megh Pyne Abhiyan,https://meghpyneabhiyan.wordpress.com/
14 Integrated rice-duck farming Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Hossain, Sustainable Agriculture Advisor, Friends In Village Development Bangladesh (FIVDB)
15 Jeevatu crop treatment Dr. Khadga Bhakta Paudel, Executive Director and Chief Scientist, Neplaese Farming Institute, www.nfi.org.np
16 Jeevatu-based compost Dr. Khadga Bhakta Paudel, Executive Director and Chief Scientist, Neplaese Farming Institute, www.nfi.org.np 
17 Mukibat’ grafting system in cassava production Dr. Noureddine Benkeblia, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
18 Domestic yam production Md. Abdullah-Al-Maamun, ‎Senior Programme Manager, NETZ Bangladesh
Nazmun Nahar Nur, Programme Manager, NETZ Bangladesh.
19 Tomato grafting AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center's Global Technology Dissemination (GTD) group and in particular Gregory C. Luther, Willie Chen, and Joko Mariyono
Mr. Ketut Santika, Indonesian farmer


External reviewers

A special thanks is expressed to the following experts who provided time to technically review agriculture technology factsheets contained in this database:

  • Dr. Manuel C. Palada, Ph.D., Visiting Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, College of Agriculture, Resources & Environmental Sciences, Central Philippine University.
  • Dr. Takashi Takahatake, Programme Officer, Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) of ESCAP.
  • Dr Antonio Acedo Jr., Postharvest Specialist, AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center, South Asia Regional Office.
  • Dr. Narayan Khanal, Assistant Professor, Regional and Cultural Studies, Hiroshima University, Japan.
  • Yudi Sastro, Program Coordinator, Assessment Institute of Agricultural Technologies, Indonesia.
  • Mr. James McGrane, Team Leader, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases, Indonesia.
  • Mr. Patrick B. Durst, Senior Forestry Officer, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
  • Dr. Yupa Hanboonsong, Director, Office of International Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University.
  • Dr. Syed Nurul Alam, Chief Scientific Officer & Head, Entomology Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Joydebpur, Gazipur, Bangladesh.
  • Dr. Usha R. Palaniswamy, Project Manager, Vegetables Go to School, AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center, Taiwan.
  • Dr. Georg Deichert, Senior Advisor/Agriculture Economics, Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Program, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
  • Dr. Hannah Jaenicke, , Coordinator, Horticulture Competence Centre. www.ko-ga.eu.
  • Chris Canaday (MA, U. Florida), Free-lance Biologist and EcoSan Promoter/Researcher, inodoroseco.blogspot.com.
  • Kim Andersson, Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute, www.sei-international.org.
  • Dr. Dieter Nill, Project coordinator, Sector Project Sustainable Agriculture, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Eschborn, Germany.
  • Dr. Alexander Schöning, Advisor, Sector Project Sustainable Agriculture, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Eschborn, Germany.
  • Dr. Francisco Pérez-Alfocea, Senior Researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Murcia, Spain.