Climate change have impact on various agriculture production. Mr. Thawatchai Dechachete from Thailand Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE) gave presentation on the impact of climate Change on the Agriculture sector in Thailand during Policy Analysis Workshop, held on 15-17 November 2016 in Bogor, Indonesia.
Impact of climate change on Thailand’s agriculture
Sustainable Agriculture – Economic, Social and Environmental Implications
Different roles of agriculture came from multi-functionality of the agriculture itself. Dr. Akira Nagata, Senior Policy Officer of United Nations University explained multifunctional roles of agriculture, on the first day of Policy Analysis Workshop on the Transition towards Sustainable Agriculture, held in Bogor, Indonesia from 15-17 November 2016.
Integrated approach and strategy as well as Governance and institution are keys to achieve SDGs
“People tend to approach SDGs similarly to MDGs, working in silos” stated Prof. Armida Alisjahbana, the director of Pajajaran University SDG Center, in her presentation during the Policy Analysis Workshop on Transition towards Sustainable Agriculture in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The workshop was organized by CAPSA and the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bogor on 15 November 2016.
The Opening of the three-day Policy Analysis Workshop on Transition towards Sustainable Agriculture in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Opened by Mr. Stefanos Fotiou, Director Environment and Development Division of ESCAP through the video message, the first day of Policy Analysis Workshop discussed more on the background of Sustainable Development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the relationship between Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable Agriculture. In the context of Asia and the Pacific region, Mr. Fotiou highlighted the importance of regional collaboration, linking policy to global discussions and holistic and integration approach for SDGs implementation. The workshop was held in Bogor, 15-17 November 2016.
Assessing impact of rural advisory services on smallholders
In her presentation to the Policy Dialogue, Dr. Elske Van de Fliert, University of Queensland, Australia highlighted the critical issues of rural advisories for smallholder farmers by defining sustainable development as an increase in production while protecting the environment and ensuring social equity.
Rising hope for sustainable rice in Cambodia
“Rice production in Cambodia has increased significantly since 2001 reaching 9.3 million tons on 2 million hectares of agricultural land and engaging 80 per cent of farmers in rice cultivation,” said Mr. Dao Cambodochine, Trade Facilitation Consultant, Asian Synergy Consulting Services Co. Ltd, Cambodia, in his presentation on the role of technology transfer in rice sector for sustainable development during the Policy Dialogue.
Evidence-based policymaking – information and data needed for technology transfer
The gains of technology transfer have not reached all farmers, while productivity growth is declining. The excessive use of pesticides and fertilizers has brought into question the long-term sustainability of Asia-Pacific agricultural production systems. There is also a lack of evidence of what works for smallholders and how the successful use of improved technology can be scaled up. There is, therefore, a need for improved documentation and data management to inform policymaking in support of technology transfer to promote sustainable agriculture, food security and poverty reduction.
Data and methodological issues in evaluation of knowledge networks for technology transfer
Dr. Hannah Jaenicke, Consultant, Project Management and Evaluation, in her presentation to the Policy Dialogue reviewed data and methodological issues in evaluating the role of knowledge networks in technology transfer. Social capital and networks are increasingly recognized as having an important role in promoting sustainable development by speeding up the transfer of knowledge with the participation of the recipients, thereby increasing the sense of ownership of the knowledge. However, the effect of networks in promoting sustainable development is difficult to quantify as compiling data from development work is difficult.
Technology transfer in Myanmar fisheries
Fisheries are an important source of food and livelihood for the mainly rural population in Myanmar. Fishing usually provides seasonal employment to small-scale fishers and is regulated by the Government for ecosystem sustainability. In the afternoon of the first day of the CAPSA Policy Dialogue, participants learned about recent successful attempts to develop an institutional regulatory framework for fisheries in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwaddy Delta region.
Technology transfer to facilitate agricultural trade in Nepal
Mr. Pushpa Raj Rajkarnikar, Chairman, Institute for Policy Research and Development of Nepal, made a presentation to the Third SATNET Policy Dialogue on the problems and potential of agricultural trade in Nepal. The country can export a variety of agricultural and processed food products such as large cardamom, ginger, honey, lentils, tea, medicinal herbs, essential oils and instant noodles, but faces a number of trade constraints.