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  • Technology transfer has important role in sustainable agricultural development
    Tue, 2015-02-10

    The number of food-insecure people in the world, presently estimated at about 800 million, is expected to grow with the global population projected to reach about 10 billion by 2050. The challenge of food insecurity has to be seen in the context of 1.3 billion tons of food being wasted every year due to inefficient post-harvest processes and supply chains, climate change impacts on agricultural productivity and diversion of agricultural land for cultivation of fuel crops, said Dr. Haryono, Director General of the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) in his statement to the CAPSA Policy Dialogue, delivered by IAARD Secretary General Dr. Agung Hendriadi.


  • Long-term investment key to effective technology transfer: Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture
    Tue, 2015-02-10

    Continuing innovation in agricultural technology and its transfer to farmers is essential to ensure that food production continues to increase sustainably, Mr. Hari Priyono, Secretary General of the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture said while inaugurating the CAPSA Policy Dialogue on the Role of Technology Transfer in Agriculture for Sustainable Development Outcomes that began today in Bogor, Indonesia.


  • Working together for successful technology transfer: CAPSA Policy Dialogue opens
    Tue, 2015-02-10

    Welcoming participants to the CAPSA Policy Dialogue ‘Role of Technology Transfer in Agriculture for Sustainable Development Outcomes’ that opened today in Bogor, Indonesia, CAPSA Head Dr. Katinka Weinberger noted that the landmark 2012 United Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) recognized in its outcome document, ‘The Future We want’, the role of “appropriate and affordable technologies” in revitalizing agricultural and rural development. The 10-11 February Policy Dialogue is the third in the series organized by the European Union-funded ‘Network for Knowledge Transfer on Sustainable Agricultural Technologies and Improved Market Linkages in South and South-East Asia’ (SATNET Asia) project.


  • Participants of SATNET interregional visit take part in Workshop on Good Practices in Trade Facilitation
    Thu, 2014-10-02

    On day 4 (26 September 2014) of the Interregional Visit for Smallholder Value Chain Actors on Agricultural Trade Facilitation and Market Linkages in Thailand, the participants took part in the ‘SATNET Asia Workshop on Good Practices in Agricultural Trade Facilitation in South and Southeast Asia’ organized by the Trade and Investment Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in collaboration with multiple partners, in Bangkok. The objective of the workshop was to enable inter- and intra-regional learning among participating countries on policies, measures, initiatives, projects or cases that facilitate trade of agriculture or food products.


  • Participants of SATNET interregional visit learn about wholesale market operations and organic farming
    Thu, 2014-10-02

    On day 3 (25 September 2014) of the Interregional Visit for Smallholder Value Chain Actors on Agricultural Trade Facilitation and Market Linkages in Thailand, the participants visited the Talaad Thai Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale Market in Pathumthani province near Bangkok - one of the largest fruit and vegetable wholesale markets in Thailand. They were welcomed by the senior management of the company who presented an overview of the operations of the market.


  • SATNET interregional visit participants visit organic banana producer group
    Thu, 2014-09-25

    On day 2 (24 September 2014) of the ongoing Interregional Visit for Smallholder Value Chain Actors on Agricultural Trade Facilitation and Market Linkages in Thailand, the participants visited the Thayang Agriculture Cooperative, a farmers cooperative and producer group in Phetchaburi province that has been producing and exporting organic banana to Japan since 1992.


  • Fifth SATNET interregional visit begins in Thailand with focus on agricultural trade facilitation and market linkages
    Thu, 2014-09-25

    The fifth and final SATNET Interregional Visit for Smallholder Value Chain Actors on Agricultural Trade Facilitation and Market Linkages (23-26 September 2014) has commenced in Thailand. The event provides practical exposure to key stakeholders in South and Southeast Asia to good practices and technologies in agricultural trade facilitation and the development of market linkages as a means to address food security and poverty reduction, and involves site visits in Bangkok and neighbouring districts.


  • Intraregional visit participants in India see floating vegetable gardens on concluding day
    Fri, 2014-09-12

    On the concluding day of the SATNET intraregional Visit for Smallholder Value Chain Actors in India (6 September 2014), the participants saw the floating vegetable garden technology bring promoted by Concern Universal and the Rashtriya Gramin Vikas Nidhi with technical support from Helvetas in selected districts of the state of Assam in northeast India. In the backdrop of climate change, this technology is especially relevant for food and nutrition security of vulnerable groups in flood prone areas.


  • Study tour participants visit Assam State in India in second stage of the tour
    Fri, 2014-09-12

    Participants of the SATNET intraregional Visit for Smallholder Value Chain Actors taking place in India began the second stage of the visit in Guwahati in Assam state in north-eastern India on day 4 (5 September 2014). It part of the visit is organized by CAPSA in partnership with Concern Universal and the Rashtriya Gramin Vikas Nidhi (a Guwahati-based NGO) which are implementing a European Union-funded project titled ‘Cross-border Transfer of Agricultural Technologies, Institutional and Market Development’. The project aims at improving food security and nutrition for vulnerable groups in border areas of India and Bangladesh.


  • Sustainable technologies demonstrated to participants of SATNET intraregional visit in India
    Fri, 2014-09-05

    On day 3 (4 September, 2014) of the SATNET intraregional Visit for Smallholder Value Chain Actors being conducted in India, the participants were given a detailed demonstration of innovative products and practices for pest control. These included preparation of a herbal pest repellent and a ginger, garlic and chilli solution, demonstration of an insect light trap, and a technique for rat control. All the products and practices showcased were simple and low cost, and can be implemented using locally available material.


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