The Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA), in collaboration with the Government of Indonesia, organized a high-level policy dialogue on ‘Technology Transfer for Smallholder Farmers’ on 13 February 2013 in Bogor, Indonesia.
The conference provided a discussion forum for policymakers, scientists and practitioners to address the challenge of technology transfer to smallholder farmers in the Asia and Pacific region. The Conference enabled policy dialogue on challenges and opportunities related to designing policies and encouraging investments with potential to facilitate knowledge transfer to and adaptation of agricultural technologies by smallholder farmers to ensure food security for a growing population, while reducing poverty and preserving the environment in the region. The conference contributed to:
- Increased levels of knowledge and awareness of policymakers on both challenges and options related to facilitating knowledge transfer to and adaptation of sustainable agricultural technologies by smallholder farmers in the Asia and the Pacific region.
- Strengthened science-policy interface in the area of research and development that promotes technology transfer and adaptation to sustainably intensify food production, ensure food security, reduce poverty and preserve the environment in Asia and the Pacific.
- Enhanced South-South cooperation among participants through sharing of experience and best practices.
The Deputy Executive Secretary of ESCAP, Mr. Shun-ichi Murata, participating in a moderated discussion between senior officials from agricultural ministries, national agricultural research centres and non-governmental organizations.