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High altitude paddy cultivation in Haa Dzongkhag, Bhutan13 Oct 2017

The Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector coordinated a field day for harvesting high altitude paddy crop at Balamana, Samar Geog in collaboration with Research Development Center – Organic Agriculture (RDC-AO), Yusipang.

Pacific Week of Agriculture 201711 Oct 2017

Vanuatu will host the first Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) in Port Vila on 16-20 October 2017. This event is organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity (MALFFB) in coordination with Pacific Community and UN Food and Agriculture Organization. 

Regional workshop on agrobiodiversity focuses on mainstreaming biodiversity in agriculture for sustainable development and food security07 Sep 2017

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), and Maejo University (MJU) collaborate to hold the Regional Workshop on Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Agriculture for Sustainable Development and Food Security in Southeast Asia at the International Education and Training Center of MJU in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 12-14 September 2017.

The regional workshop will gather different sectors and institutions working on agrobiodiversity in the region to discuss and share status and trends, including the underlying causes of change and cross-cutting issues, and knowledge of its management and conservation practices in the region.

East-West Seed Takes Root in Cambodia25 Aug 2017

East-West Seed has launched its operation in Cambodia on 17 August 2017, gathering more than 100 guests and stakeholders from Government, NGOs, Business, key distributors and farmers. His Excellency Ty Sokhun, Secretary of State of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries keynoted the event.

Calling for Contribution: Next Publication of "E-agricuture in Action: Drones Special Edition"25 Aug 2017

FAO together with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and APAARI, have been working on documenting success stories on the use of information and communication technologies for agriculture and rural development. The lists of publications are given below. The next publication in this series is titled “E-agriculture in Action: Drones Special Edition” which will focus on the use of satellites, UAVs and the use of GIS for agriculture.  In this regard, we would like to request your contribution on practical examples of how you use these technologies for agriculture.

SEAMEO BIOTROP Calls for Submission of Research Proposals for 2018 and 201917 Jul 2017

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Tropical Biology (BIOTROP) calls research project proposals for implementation in 2018 and 2019 on the theme of “Managing biodiversity of ecosystems for greater sustainability and resilience in Southeast Asia”. Research proposals should cover any or a combination of the Centre’s three new program under its 10th FYPD on restoration of degraded ecosystem, sustainable management of intensively used ecosystems/landscapes, and conservation and sustainable use of unique ecosystems/landscapes of high biodiversity.