SATNET Update No. 27, January 2018

Dear Readers and Partners,

Greeting from United Nations CAPSA in Bogor, Indonesia!

We are pleased to share the January 2018 edition of SATNET Update. Through this monthly update we are sharing with you news, activities, announcements and new publications, covering broad range of topics related to sustainable agriculture policies and technologies, food security and rural development in the Asia and Pacific region.

This edition offers news updates from Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MOAF) of Bhutan, the Department of Agriculture (DA) of the Philippines, and Asian Farmers' Association (AFA). The Update also shares announcements on the 2018 International Hybrid Rice Symposium, Rural Development Conference, as well as the course on Transforming Nutrition organized by Institute of Development Studies (IDS).

Recent publications of GRET, Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), AESA, IFPRI and the World Bank are highlighted in this edition.

Check out the SATNET Asia-Pacific Portal ( for more updates and share your news, information and stories.

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